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Newark, NJ

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443 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104

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June 25, 2014
Robert Treat Academy provides an excellent academic environment for your child to learn grow and thrive. My son just finished his Kindergarten year at the central campus and has grown by leaps and bounds during this time. The curriculum is challenging and rigorous, but pushes students to excel. My husband and I are both grateful for the friendly living staff and school culture. We would definitely recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2014
It is okay i mean like it is strict i know that from experience but it is average education it is a charter school but that just means more days in school

- submitted by a community member

November 08, 2013
Robert Treat Academy is a great school, my son has learned so much.The teachers communicate with you all the time about you child. They are always joyful.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2013
My daughters attend Robert Treat Academy in Newark, NJ. What I think others should know is the willingness of the Staff and Teachers to help our child achieve greatness. The teachers do not hesitate to give extra help when needed. They always keep the lines of communication open and work together with parents.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2013
This school is great for educational learning, lots of homework, and classwork to challenge the minds of are youth. As I do see a lot of parents talking about physical activities, we need to remember that IVY League schools are known for there educational programs, and not physical programs. When you apply for the lottery, you notice there is no real area to do physical activities, so I really don't know why people would complain about this. It's a free education that you would not get in the Newark Public School System, so I don't see what's the problem. There are many that would love to take those places of the people who are complaining about this school. Remember that!

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2013
Burch Charter School of Excellence is the best school in Irvington in NJ but now i prefer my child to continue her middle school education in Robert Treat Academy

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2012
RTA is a good school but is lacking in social and physical activities for students. The ASK test and good grades are torturing kids to succeed and they have no time to anything else. 11 months of school is also TOO much, besides that I am happy with RTA.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2012
As a parent of 2 students at RTA I am happy about the academic school but I completely disagree with Saturday classes and mediation class and the kids have no time to be a KId. if you concerning putting your kids there pay attention to the RULES of the school. They can't socialize with their pears and they have no time for anything not related to school. I am a frustrated parent and I feel sorry for my kids and as soon as I have a chance Ill move out of Newark and look for another school. Unfortunately the good grades is a priority in order to get more funds for the school and the children pay a high price in keeping that up.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2011
I am happy with the level of education at the school. I think they need more activities for the kids (after care) and more breaks during the long day. Trips to the playground they built can't hurt either. The kids need a balance in the day of learning and release of energy. In my opinion they focus too much on test scores sometimes to the detriment of the students.

- submitted by a parent
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April 13, 2010
I am a Proud Supporter and Parent of 'Robert Treat Academy' because, I honestly value there educational system they have in place. My son successfully graduated from RTA, and was given the opportunity to attend Wyoming Seminary Prepatory Boarding School, in PA. My two other son's currently attend RTA, and are ranked above there grade level for there academic success be providing by there great teacchers and administrators.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2010
I love Robert Treat Academy School, because it gives my daughter an excellent education espcecially coming from a city that our children score well below average in the state test because of poverty. Robert Treat excells in teaching our children that are our future. Because of the well educated teachers and principal and the staff involvement in our childrens future, the kids and the scores of our state test are our proof of what Robert Treat Academy School has accomplished.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 12, 2010
I love Robert Treat Academy School, because it gives both of my daughters an excellent education espcecially coming from a city that our childrens come from score well below average in the state test. Robert Treat have excellent method of teaching and the well educated teachers and principal and the staff involvement in our childrens future, the kids and the scores of our state test are our proof of what Robert Treat Academy School has accomplished.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2010
This school is like a private school but at a cost for nothing. My son is attending kindergarten and loves the program. He never want to miss a day of school. The teachers are wonderful and the staff is a gem. We are so bless to have this opportunity for my son to attend the prestigious charter school.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2008
I am a student of the Rober Treat Academy. I have not been at the school fro long; only since second grade and I'm in eight now. This school has given me so many options for the future. The teachers and staff there are amazing and really know what they are doing. The school overall is great. Many students complain this school is too much but that's good. They are preparing us for the future. When I go off to high school and college I will look back and thank the Academy for all the options they've given me. This school is my second home and everyone there is my second family. I have every right to be extremly proud of my school. I'm glad I was one of the lucky ones to be accepted to the Academy.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 19, 2008
I must admit that the school's mission is admirable and noble. In the beginning the school focused mainly on the students and the teachers were absolutely marvelous. Not not, things have changed a great deal latel and things are not the same. Things are not always as they semmm.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 28, 2008
Robert Treat Academy is a school in which it's main focus is to score high on the tests. I feel as though these children also need to work on their social skills. There are barely any physical activities for them to do and when they have the opportunity to do so, (lunch) they are seated as if they were in jail! Communication with one another is also a key to success not just scores!

- submitted by a community member

March 30, 2007
I'm a proud parent supporter of the Robert Treat Academy. My daughter has attended the school since Kindergarten and she loves to wake up early and go to school. (These children even go to school on Saturdays) That's dedication!!! The teachers are excellent. My favorite is Mrs. Romer and Mrs. Tiffener and Mr.Fein, they have done a wonderful job with the 6th graders this year. My daughter has build a strong foundation of knowledge and a fountain of good study habits that will help her accomplish her goals in becoming an Obstetrician through the efforts of the Robert Treat Academy!!! A special thank you to Lydia, Jessy and Cynthia.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2007
I am a proud parent of not 1 but 3 children attending the Robert treat Academy. The whole staff its always on hand to deal with the children problems and help parents with everything in their power.The children that attend this school are so proud of themselves and their school.my kids love the school and the staff .

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2007
My daughter has been blessed by being in RTA. I feel she is very lucky to be experiencing the quality of all programs. RTA is great, but is lacking in fun time for the children at lunch time. All our kids need that free time, by either going out or even playing in the gym. Brains function better after a little play time.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2005
Need more access to social activities

- submitted by a teacher

April 20, 2005
I applause RTA for all the teaching efforts, excellent test scores and of course for being the first one in the state. However, I have to agree with the rest..... Your curriculum offers no physical activities.... These kids are becoming the new RTA couch potatoes with a lot knowlege, though! RTA does not offer green spaces for these kids to be themselves for at least a half of hour.... To make matter worst the little space available its being converted to a music room!. These kids are getting bored and angry, please do something.... Give these kids more freedom with their schedules! Let them dress down on fridays as they would like to do and of course more physical education would do it too.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2005
RTA is an excellent alternative to Newark Public Schools. Academically, they pride themselves in being the 'best' and constantly enforce that concept on the children. So, what self-image will the children have if they do not meet those standards? RTA is a traditional school setting disguised as progressive. Kindergaten barely has 'play time'. As a parent I would like to see more focus on making the kids well-rounded as oppose to just scoring high on state tests. What about courtesy week? conflict resolution training for the kids? daily physical activity? co-operative projects? child centered learning in order to promote self-directed learning? RTA can be great, but for now it is a work in progress.

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2004
Academically it's an excellent school. I encourage my child and so does the teachers, we work hand and hand. But, there is only one problem they do not promote physical activity (social skills)and/or extracurricular activity, there is no playground for the child to vent or socialize which is also very important, especially today with the obese problems. They need to work on that aspect and then it will be a well rounded school. This has been brought to their attention on many occasions by many concerned parents.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
This is an excellent school! In the City of Newark public schools parents are not able to have their child(ren) attend a safe, secure, and professional academic environment like the Robert Treat Academy. I am an honored parent who really feels blessed that the State Lottery was able to select my child. We must remember, that education and discipline begins at home. The teachers, staff, and personnel at the Robert Treat Academy are extremely dedicated in making sure that our children are getting the 'best' education. They are preparing them for their future which is very competitive; therefore, I rate this school as a perfect #10. Parents need to become more involved and understand the importance of the curriculum given to our children--it's only going to help them do the best they are capable of doing in life.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
An excellent school. However, there are litlte to no physical activities provided at this school. My point, a child must be nurtured not mentally but also physically.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
This is an excellent school as far as building up a childs mind. This however is the place in which a child has to remain seated throughout the entire day of classes. What is the goal, to create smart couch potatoes? Or to develop a well rounded child both mentally, emotionally and physically.

- submitted by a parent

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The Robert Treat Academy's philosophy was designed to incorporate the important contributions that parents make and to engage parents in the educational process. We strongly believe that the student, parent and school must all work together if the child is to reach his or her potential.

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Robert Treat Academy Charter School
443 Clifton Avenue, Newark, NJ  07104
(973) 482-8811
Last modified Robert Treat Academy Charter School is a Charter school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Robert Treat Academy Charter School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top