Frequently Asked Questions
Pride Academy Charter School opened its doors to students in September 2008.
Pride Academy Charter School is located at:
- 117 Elmwood Avenue
- (between Shepard Ave & Madonna Place)
- East Orange, New Jersey 07018
- Phone: 973-672-3200
- Fax: 973-672-3207
Pride Academy is a tuition free charter school dedicated to serving middle school students in the communities of East Orange, Orange, and Newark, New Jersey.
"Pride Academy Charter School endeavors to ignite success in middle
school students of all abilities through a curriculum rooted in the
values of peace, respect, integrity, determination, and empathy. By
establishing a community dedicated to academic achievement, mastery of
fundamental skills, positive leadership, and active service, Pride
Academy Charter School strives to embolden its students to harness
their own power to shape their future and the world."
Pride Academy Charter School serves students in grades 5-8. The
entire student body numbers 264, with 3 classes of 22 students in
each grade. The teacher student ratio is apprximately 1:14.
Pride Academy Charter School is set apart by its 5 core components:
A fully integrated curriculum dedicated to academic rigor.
A school-wide focus on the development of higher order thinking skills
through the PACS Learning Cycle.
A commitment to accountability and action.
A dedication to professional growth.
A respect for the interconnectedness of community.
The PACS Learning Cycle is an original pedagogical approach created by
the Pride Academy Charter School team to strengthen higher order
thinking through the cultivation of four key skills: questioning,
seeking, understanding, and responding.
Pride Academy Charter School's community is built upon a commitment
from all school members-teachers, administrators, student and
parents - to live the core values of pride, respect, integrity,
determination, and empathy.
At Pride Academy, student are expected to wear the school uniform
which may be obtained from
in Newark (Phone: 888-257-1414).
Use "151" on their website as our school code.
Pride Academy Charter School was designed by a group of educational
and parent leaders with close to 50 years collective school experience
in Newark and East Orange New Jersey.
For the different areas of school operations please refer to our
More information about New Jersey charter schools can be found at the
New Jersey Charter Schools