Achieve More Together

Outperforming 92% of All Public Schools in New Jersey

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Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that all of our students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for the nation's finest colleges, and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a wide range of intentional learning experiences in a joyful, inclusive, and culturally responsive environment so that all our scholars can develop the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their purpose. 

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Every child deserves access to opportunity.
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Grades K-2

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Grades 3-5

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Grades 6-8

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Grades 9-12


Prepare for College and Beyond

Navigating the road from Kindergarten to and through college. Our four schools are educating and empowering Trenton's youth to pursue a life of achievement and to become the next generation of compassionate, honorable leaders.

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Get to Know Us

Bold, All-Hands-On-Deck Positivity

Foundation Academies’ students, teachers, families, donors, and volunteers welcome with open arms, lead with compassion, speak up with passion, and are dedicated to a shared mission of youth opportunity and positive community achievement.

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Parent Resources

Welcome to our Family-Like Culture

Collaborating closely and openly with parents is essential to providing students with the very best education. We communicate often, celebrate transparency, and happily welcome questions, feedback, and involvement.

Foundation Academies Does Not Tolerate Acts of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying.

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Join Our Team

Make an Impact the World Will See

Public urban education isn’t for everyone, but it’s the calling of our staff—and we answer it with conviction, pride, and dedication. We’re difference-makers who go all-in. Our purpose is to ensure an excellent education for all students, positively influencing the lives of the Black and Brown students we serve.



Invest in Leadership
for Future Generations

As a free public charter school, Foundation Academies students receive $7,317 less funding per student than their peers in Trenton’s traditional public district schools.

The result? Seven consecutive years of 100% college acceptance.

With such a powerful return on spending, can you imagine how many more students we could educate, nurture, and empower to go to college if more donors made it possible to bridge the funding gap?

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Join Our Mission, Change Lives, and Have Fun!

By guest judging a contest, speaking on a panel, conducting mock interviews, or serving on a committee, you can have a lot of fun while helping to make a difference in the lives of our kids.

COVID-19 Health Data Report – Week of November 8-12, 2021

By Foundation Academies Support Staff | November 13, 2021

¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. Dear FAmily,  Each week, we will be sending all families an update regarding the status of cases of COVID-19 at Foundation Academies.  Status as of November 12, 2021 We have experienced 5 positive cases at Foundation Academies.  Foundation Academy Intermediate School has 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Status: As per NJ DOH Guidance two classrooms were quarantined and transferred to remote learning. According to guidance provided by the NJ Department of Health as well as the COVID-19 health and safety procedures we have implemented, this situation does not require a school shut…


Sports Physicals for High School Students Available November 15-17

By Foundation Academies Support Staff | November 10, 2021
High School winter sports physicals

¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. Attention Families: Foundation Academies is collaborating with Henry J. Austin’s Health Mobile Unit to provide sports physicals for FA students interested in participating in sports. Sports physicals are voluntary and confidential. Sports physicals will be available on the following dates: Monday, November 15th through Wednesday, November 17th  10am to 2pm  At the high school  For all high school students.   You MUST complete & submit the consent forms, ALL 5-6 forms, for your high school student by Friday, November 12th at 3 p.m. to participate. Los exámenes físicos deportivos para estudiantes de…