I’ll admit it: every time I hear Ed Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill” on the radio, I get sentimental. (Maybe it’s some “home” song by Simon & Garfunkel, Phil Phillips, Phil Collins, P. Diddy or even Mötley Crüe that gives you that same feeling.) One of the places where I feel at home and am always glad to return is Newark Academy.
I also admit that I didn’t always love high school. If we all did, Hollywood wouldn’t make movies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or The Breakfast Club. I appreciate my education and experiences at NA more each year, and I grin every time I’m back on campus. As president of the Alumni Board of Governors, I’ve been lucky enough to observe a few cur-rent classes. NA’s teachers are still strong and set high standards for their students. I can see wheels turning in the heads of Middle Schoolers as they embrace new concepts in state-of-the-art science labs. Members of award-winning band and choral programs challenge themselves to reach new heights. Seniors impress with surprising insights, seeming wise beyond their years in humanities and English seminars.
While students face a rigorous academic program, they navigate their way past Newark Academy’s distinct milestones. These are some of the experiences they share that may sound familiar:
…and so many more!
We strive to give you opportunities to connect with students and teachers, and we strongly encourage you to return to campus.
While there has been considerable continuity in what a Newark Academy education has entailed over time, I know that NA has also continued to improve. The faculty keeps the curriculum relevant to today’s world and blends the teaching of fundamentals with the development of essential skills that will serve graduates 30 years after leaving our alma mater. Meanwhile, the Rise & Flourish campaign has dramatically transformed NA’s campus in a short period of time with new additions to the school and its athletic facilities.
The Alumni Board of Governors works to engage all alumni in the life of the Academy. Here are some of the many reasons and opportunities to come home to NA:
Once you come back to NA, you’ll love the way you feel. As you step onto the campus you’ll be singing, “I can’t wait to go home.”