Foundation Academies

Foundation Academies is a public charter school serving New Jersey K-12 students, with a focus on Trenton residents. The high school, Foundation Collegiate Academy, heavily emphasizes college preparation/readiness - 100% of graduates are accepted to a 4-year college. 

Students participate in music education via schoolwide strings program, cultural opportunities, college counseling, athletics, weekly advisor meetings, peer mentorship, and social justice volunteering.


  • Submit an application
  • If selected in the lottery, complete the enrollment packet

Must be submitted by the end of February


  • All New Jersey residents may apply (priority is given to Trenton residents)
  • To attend, students must be registered in their public school district
  • Waitlisted students must apply every year until they are accepted
  • See the Foundation Academies FAQ for registering siblings of enrolled students

Point Person: Christina Mangus, Guidance Counselor; John Salvetta, College and Career Advisor; Lori Sroka, College and Career Advisor


Phone: (609) 920-9200

K - 8 Address: 363 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618

9 - 12 Address: 22 Grand Street, Trenton, NJ 08611