Welcome to Newbury Academy (2001-2014, now closed)
A virtual high school serving the Dumont, NJ and Brick, NJ areas
2014 brings the closing of Newbury Academy. It has been an honor and pleasure working with our students who have all graduated and gone on to very promising futures. We wish you all the best.
The website will remain active in case it inspires others to develop their own alternative education to meet students' needs. From 2001-2008, Newbury Academy had a physical location in Dumont, NJ, and from September 2008, it served as a virtual school, with all classes conducted online. It served the Dumont, NJ until 2008, and also became available in the Brick, NJ area, as teachers in both areas were available for the weekly home visits. See "About Us" for more information. You can also read more about us on Wikipedia.
Although we can't promise a speedy reply, we can still be contacted by completing the enquiry form on the "Contact Us" page.
The Newbury Academy difference
Newbury Academy offers REAL TIME classes on a full time schedule. That means students sign in online with their teachers every school day at 9am, and sign off at 3pm (with a break for lunch, of course!). The courses they take are prescribed by the New Jersey State Core Curriculum, so Newbury Academy students take the same courses and spend the same amount of time on them as any other student in the state. The only difference is it's all done from the student's own home. Teachers make weekly visits to the students' homes as arranged by the parents, students and school.
For students without district support, our tuition is less than a third of other private schools in northern New Jersey. See "Admissions" for more information.
100% of our graduates have gone on to attend the college of their choice! In 2009 we congratulated our graduates as well as our alumnae who graduated from Rutgers University and in September started on their masters in law and business.