For nearly 240 years, Newark Academy has trained young people under the motto “ad lumen,” Latin for “toward enlightenment.” Founded in 1774, the school’s notable American roots prompted the British to burn down its original building during the American Revolution. In 1964, Newark Academy moved into its 68-acre grounds in Livingston, New Jersey. Since then, this forward-thinking preparatory school has continued to expand by gaining an arts center, a nature trail, and a library.
A coeducational facility, Newark Academy features classes from 6th to 12th grade. Although approximately 565 students attend the school, the average class size is 13. Additionally, Newark Academy became the first New Jersey school to award the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and every student must participate in cultural or environmental immersion studies. Boasting an active student life, the institution offers a strong athletic program in which 80 percent of pupils participate, as well as over 40 student organizations and clubs.
About the Author:
For over a decade, Adrienne Doobin has performed in various executive roles for Harvard Protection Services, LLC, and she currently acts as its Vice President. Outside of her work, Ms. Doobin supports the Newark Academy Parents Association.