Many facets,
one community

Anyone who has witnessed Morning Meeting at NA can tell you that all interests, and people, are equally valued at NA. 

As students and teachers take turns at the front of the Rose Auditorium, the audience reacts with the same level of enthusiasm for the NA Community Art Show, an upcoming home football game, or an invitation to participate in an after-school community service activity.

As diverse as our students are in their passions, strengths, personalities, and points of view, they share the traits of open-mindedness, respect, and admiration for one another. Always eager to try something new, you can find soccer players trying out for the musical or a physics whiz/dancer interning with a nonprofit organization over the summer.

And in a community that appreciates dialogue, divergent opinions are welcomed. As one Middle School student explains, “I can say whatever I think, and everyone respects my point of view.”



Players from both the boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams reached the impressive 100-goal milestone this year. The boys were division champs for the first time in team history.



Chameleon, Newark Academy’s jazz band, has earned numerous honors, including the top spot in the national Charles Mingus Competition for two years in a row, fifth in the country in the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition, and first place in the New Jersey state jazz band competition for the last five years.


The coaching staff at NA includes many former professional and collegiate athletes dedicated to developing individual skills while fielding competitive teams. Alumni include a member of the 2010 U.S. Women’s Soccer team, Davis Cup selections, and Olympic athletes. Read more about Minuteman athletics.


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The Arts

NA is fortunate to have practicing artists teaching over 40 different courses in the visual and performing arts. Students excel in all areas of the arts, leading to successful careers in architecture, culinary arts, film, illustration, acting, dance, and other endeavors. Read more about our arts program.

60+ clubs

Run by students, clubs can be service-oriented, cultural, intellectual or recreational. A few examples: Environmental Club, Operation Smile, Indian Club, language clubs, Chess Club, Yale Model Congress, Outdoor Club, Cricket Club, and Ultimate Frisbee.


Community Service

With awakened social consciousness, NA students seek to change the world—starting with the local community. Most go beyond the required number of hours, signing up for projects coordinated by the Community Service Council or clubs, while others create their own service projects related to their interests and talents. Read more about community service.