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Pride Academy

Applying for the Lottery

Admissions Lottery



Applications are now being accepted for students who will be in grade 5 through 8 for the 2019-2020 school year. Apply now and join us at our next admissions lottery to be held on:

Monday, May 13th at 10:00am

To be included in a lottery, please complete an application:

While preference is given to students in Newark, Orange and East Orange, admission is open to students from all surrounding school districts in New Jersey.

For questions about admissions, please read our admission guidelines or send email to admissions@prideacs.org.

Students are selected for admission to PRIDE through a system of lotteries.

Lottery Dates

We will be holding our next admissions lottery for students who wish to join us for the 2019-2020 school year on:

Monday, May 13th at 10:00am

Lottery Directions

Admissions lotteries are held in the Pride Academy common room on the first floor of our school building located at:


117 Elmwood Avenue
(between Shepard Ave & Madonna Place)
East Orange, New Jersey 07018
Phone: 973-672-3200
Fax: 973-672-3207


While attendance at the lottery is encouraged, it is not mandatory since successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter from Pride Academy after the lottery.

Walk-in Applications

Walk-in applications will also be accepted on the day of the lottery. However, you will need to arrive at least 30 minutes early if you still need to complete an application form as we can not accept applications after the beginning of the lottery.