Merit Prep Newark

Merit Prep Newark combines great classroom teaching with online learning to provide our students with a personalized education that prepares them to achieve at the highest levels in the worlds of college, work and life.


Our goal is to prepare 100% of our students to be accepted to a 4-year college.


Opened August 2012 – We are now enrolling students for this school year and the 2013-14 school year!

Merit Prep Newark is a free, open-enrollment charter school.



  • 909 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (directly across from City Hall) 


  • Grade 6 for 2012-13 and Grades 6 and 7 for 2013-14
  • 80 students per grade
  • Adding one grade per year to grow to over 600 students in grades 6-12

School Calendar: Key Dates

  • First Day of School: August 19, 2013
  • Last Day of School: June 27, 2014

School Hours

  • Monday – Thursday:  8am – 5pm
  • Friday:  8am – 2:15pm

Still have questions? Email us at or call 973-642-4400.