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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

Every Child Deserves Access to Opportunity

With an unwavering focus on our children, the adults of Foundation Academies seek to continually improve ourselves and our schools in order to spark and support educational excellence across our great city.

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Every child deserves access to opportunity.
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Grades 6-8

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Grades 9-12

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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.

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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.

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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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Volunteer

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.

No School Monday, January 18, 2021: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day /// No hay clases el lunes 18 de enero de 2021: Día del Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Michelle Lawlor | January 15, 2021
No school for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Reminder: On Monday, January 18, 2021, there will be no school in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Remote learning will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Enjoy the long weekend and we’ll see you on Tuesday! — Recordatorio: El lunes 18 de enero de 2021, no habrá clases para celebrar el Día del Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. El aprendizaje remoto se reanudará el martes 19 de enero de 2021. ¡Disfruta del fin de semana largo y nos vemos el martes!

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Important Update on 2021 School Re-Opening /// Actualización importante sobre la reapertura de las escuelas en 2021

By Graig Weiss | December 23, 2020
Reopening Update for 2021 - Shared December 2020

(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…

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