Robert Treat Academy Charter School

The Robert Treat Academy charter school serves 600 students in kindergarten through eighth grade on two campuses. Robert Treat offers children an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and stimulating academic environment.

Founded in 1997 by the North Ward Center, the Robert Treat was nationally recognized in 2008 when it was selected by the U.S. Department of Education from among thousands of applicants as a Blue Ribbon School. The academy was one of only eight in New Jersey and 329 nationwide to win the coveted award. In 2009, the DOE prominently featured Robert Treat as a "high poverty, high achieving" model school on its web site. The school has been designated as a "High-Performing Rewards School," for three years in a row by the state Department of Education.

The main campus is located on Clifton Avenue in the city's North Ward. In August 2009, Robert Treat opened a second campus on William Street in the city's Central Ward. The school currently serves 175 students in kindergarten through sixth grade and will add a new class every year until 2016, when it will have 225 students in grades K-8.

Our graduates attend the most prestigious private boarding schools in the country on full scholarship, including Choate-Rosemary Hall, Peddie, Lawrenceville, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Phillips Academy Andover. They have received more than $30 million in scholarship offers and financial aid since the first class graduated in 2005.

Robert Treat is a public school and is open to all Newark residents by lottery. Typically, RTA enrolls 75 new kindergarten students each year. For more information about the lottery, visit Robert Treat Academy's admission page.

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