At each tour, school leaders will guide visitors around the school to see the structures and routines the staff has put in place to lead its students to high levels of success. Visitors will observe the instructional and cultural pillars on which the school is built as well as the systems that make them effective. We invite you to join us at any of our campuses* on the designated tour dates.
Directions: Select the date you would like to attend and provide the number of visitors in your group. After registering, you will receive an email to confirm your visit. Should you have any questions, please contact Nicole Harris, Community Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Our Downtown campus serves grades 5-12 in a middle and a high school. Our Clinton Hill Middle School serves grades 5-8. Our Vailsburg campus serves grades 5-8 at a middle school. Our West Side Park Campus serves students in grades K-3 at an elementary school and grades 5-6 at a middle school. Our Fairmount campus serves students in grades K-4 at three elementary schools.
North Star Academy
NORTH STAR ACADEMY is one of New Jersey's very first charter public schools, and after sixteen years has also become one of its most celebrated.
In a 2009 visit, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan remarked, "[North Star] has raised the bar…We need to take these islands of excellence to build more schools like this nationwide."
North Star Academy now serves over 4,000 students in grades K-12 in eleven schools across Newark: five elementary schools (grades K-4), five middle schools (grades 5-8), and a high school (grades 9-12).