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North Star students excel by every measure, from state exams to college graduation.

We Love Learning

At North Star Academy, our love of learning and our care for our students drives everything we do. Since our founding in 1997, North Star Academy has served Newark families with an award-winning instructional model which supports academic and personal growth. Our teachers infuse joy into every day, creating an active engaged learning environment that instills a love of learning starting in elementary school. We use student assessment data to target our daily lessons to meet the unique needs of each scholar, at every academic level, creating a school and a community centered on student success and joy.

Student Success in K-12

College Placement

> 99%

of North Star graduates have been accepted to college

+ $2.5 million

in college scholarships were awarded to our high school class of 2016

81%

of the Class of 2019 took one or more AP courses before graduating

Colleges and Universities

Across all Uncommon high schools, college counselors work closely with students and parents for college matching. Together we consider academic goals, finances, and support structures to build the right school application list. We are so proud of all our Uncommon School alumni. The below is a list of colleges and universities that Uncommon Schools alumni are attending and have graduated from:

Bergen Community College
Berkeley College – Woodland Park
Bloomfield College
Brookdale Community College
Caldwell University
Camden County College
Centenary College
Centenary University
College of New Jersey
College of Saint Elizabeth
County College of Morris
Drew University
Eastwick College – Nutley
Eastwick College – Ramsey
Essex County College
Everest Institute, South Plainfield
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fairleigh Dickinson University – College at Florham
Felician University
Hudson County Community College
Kean University
Middlesex County College
Monmouth University
Montclair State University
New Jersey City University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Passaic County Community College
Princeton University
Ramapo College
Rider University
Rowan College at Burlington County
Rowan University
Rutgers University – Camden
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Rutgers University – Newark
Saint Peter’s University
Seton Hall University
Stockton University (formerly Richard Stockton College)
Union County College
William Paterson University
Bennett College
Clark Atlanta University
Fisk University
Hampton University
Howard University
Morehouse College
North Carolina A&T State University
Spelman College
Academy of Art University
Adelphi University
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albright College
Alfred University
Allegheny College
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York
American International College
American University
Amherst College
Arizona State University-Tempe
ASA College
Ashford University
Augustana College
Babson College
Baldwin Wallace University
Barnard College
Barry University
Bates College
Bay Path University
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Berkeley College New York
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Broward College
Brown University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr College
Canisius College
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Central Texas College
Centre College
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clark University
Clarkson University
Colgate University
College of Saint Benedict
College of Staten Island CUNY
College of the Holy Cross
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Columbia University in the City of New York
Cornell University
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
CUNY Brooklyn College
CUNY City College
CUNY Hostos Community College
CUNY Hunter College
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
CUNY Lehman College
CUNY Medgar Evers College
CUNY New York City College of Technology
CUNY Queens College
CUNY Queensborough Community College
CUNY York College
Curry College
Daemen College
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Dean College
Delaware State University
Denison University
Depauw University
DeSales University
DeVry University – Illinois
Dickinson College
Dowling College
Drexel University
East Carolina University
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Elmira College
Elon University
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Erie Community College
Everest Institute – Southfield
Farmingdale State College
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fayetteville State University
Florida International University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia Southern University
Gettysburg College
Globe Institute of Technology
Goucher College
Grand Canyon University
Guilford Technical Community College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Haverford College
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Houston Community College
Hudson Valley Community College
Iona College
Ithaca College
Jefferson Community College
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
Johnson C Smith University
Juniata College
Kennesaw State University
Kenyon College
Keuka College
Knox College
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Lafayette College
Lamar University
Lasell College
Lawrence University
Le Moyne College
Lehigh University
Lesley University
Liberty University
LIM College
Lincoln University
LIU Post
Lone Star College System
Loyola University Maryland
Lycoming College
Manhattan College
Maria College of Albany
Marist College
Marquette University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McDaniel College
Mercy College
Middlebury College
Mississippi State University
Mohawk Valley Community College
Monroe Community College
Montgomery College
Moravian College
Morgan State University
Morrisville State College
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
Nassau Community College
Nazareth College
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Niagara University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State
North Shore Community College
Northampton County Area Community College
Northeastern University
Northern Virginia Community College
Nyack College
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Onondaga Community College
Oral Roberts University
Pace University
Pace University-New York
Pace University-Pleasantville
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Pitt Community College
Pomona College
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Robeson Community College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint John Fisher College
San Diego Miramar College
Santa Fe College
SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown
Schenectady County Community College
Seton Hill University
Siena College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Smith College
South Carolina State University
Southern New Hampshire University
St Bonaventure University
St Francis College
St Lawrence University
St. Joseph’s College – New York
Stanford University
State University of New York at New Paltz
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College
Stetson University
Stony Brook University
Strayer University – District of Columbia
Suffolk University
SUNY at Albany
SUNY at Binghamton
SUNY at Fredonia
SUNY at Purchase College
SUNY Broome Community College
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College at Cortland
SUNY College at Geneseo
SUNY College at Old Westbury
SUNY College at Oswego
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
SUNY College at Potsdam
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
SUNY Empire State College
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas Southern University
The College of Saint Rose
The New School
The Sage Colleges
Thomas Nelson Community College
Trinity College
Trinity Washington University
Tufts University
Union College
Unity College
University at Buffalo
University of Bridgeport
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Hartford
University of Louisville
University of Maine
University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Maryland University College
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Miami
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Phoenix – Arizona
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina Beaufort
University of South Florida
University of Virginia
University of Washington Seattle Campus
University of Wisconsin Madison
Ursinus College
Utica College
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Villanova University
Virginia College Greenville
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia State University
Wake Technical Community College
Wellesley College
Wells College
Wesleyan University
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Virginia University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Western New England University
Westmont College
Wheaton College
Williams College
Yale University

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