2019
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December 10, 2019

From Donald M. Austin, Head of School

This issue of LUMEN profiles a number of alumni who have made marks on the world by creating their own businesses. What did they learn at Newark Academy that may have contributed to their success? Emily Li Mandri ’05 credits the experience she had here in studio art classes with […]
December 10, 2019

Newark Academy Encourages Fresh and Imaginative Teaching

Newark Academy students are not the only ones in the community who benefit from immersive learning. Each year, up to three faculty members who have been with NA for at least three years are awarded a Summer Travel Grant, a school-funded opportunity to explore a topic in their respective fields […]
December 10, 2019

NA’s Entrepreneurs and Innovation Thinkers Make Their Mark

Newark Academy may be one of the nation’s oldest independent schools, but since its inception in 1774 it has been guided by the forward-thinking values of inclusiveness and engagement with the larger world. Far from an ivory tower, in the 1800s NA was unique among its peer schools for offering […]
December 11, 2019

A Priceless Experience

Former Newark Academy parents Bruce and Ilene Jacobs wanted to give students the ability to gain exposure to, and familiarity with, a prudent approach to investing. Motivated by Bruce’s own passion for investing – which ultimately became a career in managing portfolios for endowments, foundations and retirement funds – the […]
December 10, 2019

Choosing Extraordinary

Fifteen years after his Newark Academy graduation, Zack Oates ’04 still draws on his NA experiences as he runs his business, Ovation, which he launched in 2018. A relationship enablement platform for restaurants and retailers, Ovation makes it easy for end-users to rate their experiences, as well as for restaurants […]
December 10, 2019

Empowering Student Leaders

In and out of the classroom, on the field and onstage, Newark Academy empowers its students to lead. The school’s curricular and extra-curricular programs seek to ensure that all students develop the qualities they will need to be effective leaders – now and long into the future – through a […]
December 12, 2019

Fostering a Sense of Belonging

How Newark Academy fosters a sense of belonging once members of the community are in the building is one of the key points in the 2019–2023 Strategic Plan, and a priority for the school. Toward that end, NA continues to implement new diversity and inclusion initiatives that motivate the school’s […]
December 12, 2019

Pop-up Bookclub

Newark Academy’s Pop-up Bookclub was born one morning last fall when I walked up to the lectern at Morning Meeting after the third or fourth Upper School student had told me that I should read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. As an English teacher, I try to jump on […]
December 11, 2019

Save the Date – New Spring Reunion Weekend

Newark Academy alumni have a new event to look forward to this spring: our first-ever Spring Reunion Weekend. Open to all alumni, this highly anticipated event from May 29–30, 2020, will feature classes ending in 0 and 5. The weekend will commence with a Friday night kickoff celebration and alumni […]