Category: History TL One

On the Move

newark academy 1857

NA moves to its third location at the intersection of High, William and Shipman Streets in Newark. (Eventually, High Street would be renamed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.) Under the direction of the Reverend Frederick A. Adams, NA establishes a full four-year high school curriculum and continues to enroll boys and girls.

Rising from the Ashes

newark academy cornerstone

The cornerstone is laid for the second Newark Academy building at the corner of Broad and Academy Streets in Newark.

The Academy is Founded

Newark Academy founded

Newark Academy was founded by a group of civic leaders and Presbyterian minister Alexander Macwhorter. The Academy is unique in enrolling students from a wide range of backgrounds, offering courses in trades and business skills and establishing a division for girls.