Washington Park High School

13 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

T: (973) 286-6390
F: (973) 273-7682

Welcome to Washington Park High School

North Star Academy Washington Park High School is a free, public high school located in Newark, NJ, near Rutgers University. We prepare each student to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college by developing within them extraordinary academic skills, a life-long passion for learning, and the values that define strong character. Students who attend an Uncommon Schools North Star Academy elementary and middle school have the opportunity to attend a North Star Academy high school, including WPHS for grades 9 to 12.

19 Years

Washington Park HS welcomed its first class of 9th graders in August 2000.

Grades 9-12

We are a free public high school serving grades 9 to 12.


Our students wear uniforms to foster a focus on learning and a stronger sense of community.

The High School Experience

At WPHS, we provide students with an education experience that combines joy, rigor, and hard work every day. We are committed to providing all students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for college and beyond

Our School Leaders


Mike Mann

Director of Operations

Jenn Da Silva

Handbooks and Policies

Start your North Star journey at our elementary and middle schools.

College Access and Success

Our college success team works with our students to ensure our high school students are prepared for college and beyond.

Preparing for College and Beyond

The high school’s College Access and Success team is active in organizing school visits by college recruiters as well as student trips to college campuses. The team further supports college preparation by coordinating student participation in summer and year-long enrichment programs to strengthen preparation for college. Our college team spends much of its time providing support to alumni as they navigate college life.

Our students receive support with SAT and ACT tests, collecting high school transcripts, editing personal essays, filing FAFSA, and submitting college applications.

College Resources

Where Uncommon Schools Graduates Have Gone to College

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