Now Accepting Applications!

North Star Academy is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year! To submit an application or learn more about tours and events for prospective parents, please visit us at http://www.NorthStarAcademy.org/enroll. We look forward to meeting you and your scholar, and hope to be a part of their journey to college!

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North Star Academy’s New Building is Approved!

City Planning MeetingNorth Star Academy has been approved to build our next elementary, middle and high school at the former site of Newark’s Star Ledger! The approval came during a recent city-wide planning board meeting, where more than 400 North Star parents, scholars and even alumni addressed the 9 member board. Parents were passionate as they spoke to the board about the quality of education their children receive at North Star, and students lined up to tell the board about their own experiences. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2016, with completion planned for 2018.

 

It’s the 100th Day of School!

100th_Day_Of_School_WPESNorth Star scholars are 100 days smarter, and that’s something to celebrate! We have reached the midpoint of our school year, and the growth is evident. With a strong focus on counting, and learning about the number 100, our elementary scholars enjoyed the day sporting fun glasses, crowns, receiving pencils and even cupcakes.  At North Star, it is cool to be smart, and we know that with hard work, smart is something that you become. Since August, we’ve been working hard and the results are clear – we are squarely on the road to college.

This is the last week to submit your application for the 2015-16 school year. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply, and ensure that your child has a chance for a life-changing education.

North Star High School Students Debate at Princeton University!

NSA_HS_Princeton_Debate_TournamentNorth Star scholars are developing their command of the English language not only by reading and writing…but also debate. Our seniors and sophomores competed among 77 schools from 13 states at Princeton University this past Saturday. Scholars demonstrated their ability to think logically, create a compelling argument, and deliver a persuasive oral case. The road to college requires many skills, and our scholars are developing their tools for the journey. Congrats to our debate team for a strong showing at the 2014 Princeton Classic!

Teach Like A Champion

teach_like_a_champion_photoNorth Star Teachers train like athletes. We practice, reflect, analyze, drill, and do it again. Multiple times…and then we step in front of our scholars to teach. The book, Teach Like a Champion, written by Uncommon Schools’ Doug Lemov, highlights 49 techniques that all-star teachers use in the classroom to ensure student achievement. You could call it our “playbook.” Take a look. Let us know what techniques interest you most!