2019
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May 3, 2019

From Donald M. Austin, Head of School

The return of the red-winged blackbird, announced annually by Mr. Parlin, heralds the arrival of spring at Newark Academy. This year, as always, his morning meeting announcement and demonstration of the bird call created great excitement about warmer weather and the approaching end of the school year. It is one […]
May 3, 2019

Building for Belonging

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s statement reminds us that imagining a shared future is only the beginning of one of the most important tasks an organization can undertake. Newark Academy’s storied history and myriad accomplishments are foundational, but our […]
May 3, 2019

Endless Possibilities

In May 2016, the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama announced that her daughter Malia would defer admission to Harvard and pursue a gap year, thus shining a national spotlight on what has become a growing trend among high school students who are transitioning to their college careers. Taking time […]
May 3, 2019

Lifelong Connections and Friendships at Newark Academy

The Greek philosopher Aristotle had a theory about happiness which he developed over many years while a student at the famous Academy in Athens. To be happy, he thought, was the proper goal of life; and one key to happiness, he believed, was friendship. More than 2,000 years later, alumni […]
May 3, 2019

Connecting Students to the Real World

Field trips, guest visits and club activities play an important role in the Newark Academy educational journey, exposing students to new perspectives, cultures, and environments and further shaping their global perspectives. Enhancing Theater Education Twenty-four NA theater students visited New York to gain first-hand knowledge of theater education. They had […]
May 3, 2019

Dancing Through Cultures for More Than a Decade

While the typical Newark Academy school day can include a rigorous schedule of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, there is one class that engages both the mind and body in a unique way: IB Dance. During the two-year International Baccalaureate Dance course students focus on composition, performance and […]
May 3, 2019

Preparing Student-Athletes to Play in College

Whether you’re the Gatorade Basketball State Player of the Year who goes on to be a Division I athlete or a Division III runner, the Newark Academy athletic experience helps prepare student-athletes to be successful on the field, in the classroom and in their communities at the collegiate level. Jocelyn […]
May 3, 2019

College Athletes of Tomorrow

From the soccer and lacrosse fields to the baseball diamond and the tennis courts, Newark Academy continues its tradition of preparing student-athletes to play their chosen sports in college. This year, the Minutemen have 13 athletes who will be competing in college, with five going on to the Division I […]
May 3, 2019

NA Siblings Connect Through Arts and Science

It came about by happenstance. While attending Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, as part of his third-year pediatrics clerkship, Brad Chernock ’03 visited Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a special hospital and educational facility in Peapack, New Jersey, for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Brad mentioned to his sister, […]