Achieve More Together
Outperforming 92% of All Public Schools in New Jersey
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.
"The teachers at Foundation Academies hold us to high standards because they know we can achieve more than we were set up to achieve."
Sundus Reshid, Class of 2018
"I am grateful for my experience at Foundation Academies. Foundation has pushed me and helped me realize I can accomplish all my dreams."
Kayla McKellar, Class of 2020
“Foundation has turned me into a great student, a great leader, and also a great person. I will use all of the social, emotional, and academic skills I’ve learned here throughout my entire life."
Ari Jenkins, Class of 2021
"My time at Foundation Academy Collegiate was the best 4 years of my life so far. The best part by far was the amazing teachers and staff who supported me from start to finish."
Jackie Gutierrez, Class of 2020
"Thanks for helping to build my tireless work ethic! As hard as things seemed during my college career, I always felt motivated to keep pushing through."
Camille Echols, Class of 2016
We promise to equip our scholars to excel in learning and empower them to lead purpose filled lives.
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.
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.
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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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.
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for Future Generations
As a free public charter school, Foundation Academies students receive $4,336 less funding per student than their peers in Trenton’s traditional public district schools.
The result? Eight 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?
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.
Important Update on 2021 School Re-Opening /// Actualización importante sobre la reapertura de las escuelas en 2021
(Desplácese hacia abajo para ver la traducción al español) Click here to download this notice as a PDF – Spanish is on Page 2 | Haga clic aquí para descargar este aviso como PDF – El español está en la página 2 December 23, 2020 Dear FAmily, The stark reality is that across this country, we are sadly continuing to see record numbers of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths daily. Area hospitals report being at full or over capacity. The winter months continue to inhibit our ability to curb the spread of this deadly virus, as we are now relegated…CLICK HERE TO READ MORE /// HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA LEER MÁS
Dear Foundation FAmily, There is snow in the forecast for this week! Foundation Academies will remain open virtually, and classes will continue as normal. However, if we do need to close the school and cancel classes for any reason in the future, you will receive school closure notifications in the following ways: School Website Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) Phone Message Email Important: Please do NOT call the school office to inquire about the school closures due to inclement weather. Foundation Academies will remain open virtually, and if anything changes we will notify you via the list of channels above. …CLICK HERE TO READ MORE /// HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA LEER MÁS