Newark Common App is a new school application and enrollment process that is available to all Newark families looking to access some of our city’s great school options.

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Choosing the right school for your child is now a lot simpler. Newark Common App is a new, innovative, and easy to use PreK-12 school application and enrollment process for Newark families.

With a centralized application process, enrollment lottery, and waitlist to place students in the school of their choice, Newark Common App is the best first step on the path to possibility.


The platform has been created to be simple for parents to use and reliable for schools that participate.


  1. Students will submit one application
  2. Rank your school choices
  3. Receive your single best offer


Looking for a certain school? Newark Common App includes 8 school networks that oversee 43 individual schools, which collectively serve over 25,000 students in Newark for the 2022-23 enrollment cycle (for enrollment in the 2023-24 school year).

Achieve Community Charter School

Achieve Community Charter School

Contact information: drodriguez@brickeducation.org | 973-556-7070
Support hours: In person support Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm or 4:30-5:30 pm.

Discovery Charter School

Discovery Charter School

Contact information: office@discoverycs.org | 973-623-0222
Support hours: 8:30 – 4:00pm

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School

Great Oaks Legacy Downtown Elementary School
Great Oaks Legacy Downtown Middle School
Great Oaks Legacy Fairmount Heights Elementary School
Great Oaks Legacy Fairmount Heights Middle School
Great Oaks Legacy Charter High School
Great Oaks Legacy Legacy Elementary School
Great Oaks Legacy Legacy Middle School

Contact information: enroll@greatoakslegacy.org | 862-256-0909

KIPP Newark Public Schools

KIPP Justice Academy
KIPP Lab High School
KIPP Life Academy
KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy
KIPP Newark Community Prep
KIPP Purpose Academy
KIPP Rise Academy
KIPP Seek Academy
KIPP Truth Academy
KIPP Upper Roseville Academy

Contact information: enroll@kippnj.org | 973-750-8326
Support hours: Parents can visit any one of KIPP’s fourteen schools during school hours

Marion P. Thomas Charter School

Marion P. Thomas Charter High School of Culinary & Performing Arts

Contact information:
chwilliams@mptcs.org | (973) 621-0060 Ext. 5001
vrivera@mptcs.org | (973) 621-0060 Ext. 5000

Marion P. Thomas Charter School – PAC Academy (PK-8)

Contact information:
sodavis@mptcs.org | (973) 621-0060 Ext. 4000
bblack@mptcs.org | (973) 621-0060 Ext. 1000

Marion P. Thomas Charter School – STEAM Academy (PK-8)

Contact information:
jtaylor@mptcs.org | (973) 621-0060 Ext. 3112

Bilingual Support All Campuses:
amunoz@mptcs.org | (973) 621-0060 Ext 2200

North Star Academy

NSA Alexander Street Elementary
NSA Central Avenue Middle
NSA Clinton Hill Middle
NSA Downtown Middle
NSA Fairmount Elementary
NSA Liberty Elementary
NSA Lincoln Park Elementary
NSA Lincoln Park High School
NSA Lincoln Park Middle School
NSA Vailsburg Elementary
NSA Vailsburg Middle
NSA Washington Park High School
NSA West Side Park Elementary
NSA West Side Park Middle

Contact information: Enroll@northstaracademy.org | 973-474-5114
Support hours: Application stations are set up at each of our campuses. Prospective parents can stop by 9am-3pm to speak with our office staff.

People's Preparatory Charter School

People’s Preparatory Charter School

Contact information: enrollment@peoplesprep.org | 973-622-1790
Support hours: To set up an appointment for application help, please contact us at enrollment@peoplesprep.org

Philip's Academy Charter School

Philip’s Academy Charter School
Philip’s Academy Charter School Hill St

Contact information: jbernard@pacsnewark.org | (973) 624-0644

Want to Learn More

To learn more about how the school lottery works or how to access your school match, view our parent guide in English here or Spanish here, or read more at our FAQ page.



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All district, charter, private and parochial Newark schools will be invited to participate in the Newark Common App to join us in making school enrollment easier for Newark families. The system is open to any students interested in attending a Newark school.

Newark Common App was developed by Avela, a leading expert on school enrollment and founded by a Nobel prize winner.