Newark Academy is a coeducational private day school located in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. With both lower and upper schools, this institution comprises grades six through twelve. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928.
Newark Academy has been considered the seventh oldest private school in the country and the second-oldest day school in the state of New Jersey (behind Rutgers Preparatory School, and is one of a few pre-Revolutionary schools still operating in the United States. The Academy was founded in 1774 by Alexander MacWhorter, a leading cleric and advisor to George Washington, and was located on Market Street in Downtown Newark. Temporarily closed after being burned by the British during the Revolutionary War, the school reopened in new quarters in 1792. In 1802, the Academy opened a separate division for girls, but the innovative program was closed in 1859. After 1929, it moved to Orange Avenue in the Roseville section of Newark. Finally, in 1964, the Academy moved from Newark to its current location, a 68 acre (275,000 m²) campus in Livingston, and became fully co-educational in 1971.
As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 582 students.
According to the 2012 High School Challenge in The Washington Post, Newark Academy ranked 6th nationwide, and 1st in New Jersey.
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