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.

Virtual Instruction Tomorrow, February 25th // Instrucción virtual mañana, 25 de febrero

By Graig Weiss | February 24, 2022

Dear FAmily, Due to tomorrow’s expected inclement weather, Trenton Public Schools has announced a 90 minute delay.  Because our K-8 building already has an early dismissal on Fridays, we have made the decision to go completely virtual, K-12, starting at the regular school time. Please check your child’s Google Classroom for their link(s). Querida familia, Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo previstas para mañana, las Escuelas Públicas de Trenton han anunciado un retraso de 90 minutos. Debido a que nuestro edificio K-8 ya tiene una salida temprana los viernes, hemos tomado la decisión de volvernos completamente virtuales, K-12, a partir…


Masks Are Still Required for the Remainder of the School Year

By Graig Weiss | February 24, 2022

¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. February 23, 2022 Dear FAmily, Last week, Governor Murphy announced that for the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020, public schools in New Jersey will be permitted to allow students and staff to stop wearing masks beginning March 7, 2022. While the state is not requiring that all students and staff wear face coverings, it is allowing individual schools and districts to determine mask policies that best meet the needs for their school communities. Please continue to report positive COVID cases and quarantining to your school nurse. This…