"…emboldening students to harness their own power to shape their futures and the world."

Pride Academy

Admissions Guidlines and Policies

Pride Academy Charter School follows the following guidelines for student admissions:


Priority of Admissions

Preference for admission is given in the following order:

  • Students who reside in Newark, Orange, or East Orange and have siblings who have already been selected for admission.
  • All other students who reside in Newark, Orange, or East Orange.
  • Applicants from other New Jersey school districts.

Within each of the groups above, students will be selected according to the order in which their name is drawn in our admission lotteries.

Wait List

When the number of applicants exceeds the number of openings, our admissions priority and the order of selection in our lotteries will determine a student’s position on our wait lists.

Please note that because of our sibling policy, the siblings of any students who are accepted in a lottery automatically move to the top of the waiting list along with the siblings of other accepted applicants.

If an opening becomes available during the school year, then it will be offered to the first student on the waiting list.

Sibling Criteria

To receive priority in admission to Pride Academy as a sibling, a prospective student must meet the conditions described in our:

Sibling Admission Criteria

Please read this document carefully to avoid any misunderstanding or disappointment.