NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: The American Boys Preparatory Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic and other school-administered programs.
American Boys Preparatory Academy (ABPA) is an affordable, independent, nonsectarian, private all-boys micro-school for ages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 (middle school) in Union County, NJ.
ABPA is an all-boys micro-school committed to an overall program of excellence that enables each boy to achieve his maximum potential. We provide a safe, supportive environment that affords each student a high degree of autonomy within a structure that requires daily accountability. Special features that distinguish ABPA from other middle schools include: self-paced, supported learning for core subjects (math, science, language arts, social studies); Harkness method for group learning; no school-assigned homework, home projects, tests, or exams; extended school day and school calendar with flexible daily start and stop times; up to 90 minutes per day of physical activities; honor code; maximum school size of 20 students.
We are family-centric and advocate for a family-first approach to learning, meaning that your family is free to choose which subjects and what subject matter your son should study and to what degree. We do not subscribe to government oversight of education and recoil at the thought of government-sponsored indoctrination. This makes American boys Preparatory Academy a wonderful alternative to homeschooling or learning pods in NJ. To learn more about our micro-school, please see our Student Profiles and FAQs page and/or contact us for additional information
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We know American Boys Prep will provide an amazing educational experience for many, but will not be right for everyone. Most adolescent boys will thrive in an educational environment that affords them more autonomy, but if this does not turn out to be the case for your son then at least it will not have cost you any money to find out.
To prepare our students to be life-long learners and critical thinkers.
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A Private Middle School for Boys in Union County, NJ
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NJ has some excellent public middle schools but even the best public middle schools may not be the right fit for some families. Homeschooling in NJ is an option, but the opportunity cost of homeschooling can be considerable. Many New Jersey private middle schools are highly rated, but often come with exorbitant tuitions and onerous admissions processes. American Boys Preparatory Academy is a micro-school that enables NJ parents to influence the education of their sons to a similar degree as homeschooling or a learning pod but at a much lower cost and with easier access as compared to other private middle schools. If your family has a boy of middle school age and is considering homeschooling or a learning pod but is open to other options, please contact American Boys Prep to see if we may be the safe, supportive, convenient, and affordable private education provider for you.
Tuition for Full-time:
(as low as we can go!)
5th Grade - $5,000 per year
6th Grade - $6,000 per year
7th Grade - $7,000 per year
8th Grade - $8,000 per year
Tuition for Part-time:
All Grades - $75 per day
Our all-boys micro-school for middle school-age boys is convenient for families in Union Country, Morris County, and Essex County. Our private boys micro-school is located just off US Highway 22 about 4 miles west of Garden State Parkway and close to the following middle schools:
* David Brearley Middle School * Burnet Middle School * Columbia Middle School * Deerfield School * Florence M. Gaudineer (FMG) Middle School * Lawton C. Johnson (LCJ) Middle School
* Kawameeh Middle School * Walter O. Krumbiegel (WOK) Middle School * Maplewood Middle School
* Myles J Mcmanus (MJM) Middle School * Millburn Middle School * Leonard V Moore (LVM) Middle School * Park Middle School.* Rahway Middle School * Roosevelt Intermediate * Roselle Park Middle School * Joseph E Soehl (JES) Middle School* Smilowitz Middle School * Terrill Middle School
* Union Avenue Middle School * Grace Wilday Junior High School
If you were hoping to get your son into a charter school and you were wait-listed by the charter school, our all-boys micro-school is a short drive from the following charter schools:
* Burch Charter School * Great Oaks-Fairmount Heights Middle School * Great Oaks-Legacy Middle School * Great Oaks-Downtown Middle School * Kipp Bold Academy * Kipp Thrive Academy
* Kipp Justice Academy * Kipp Truth Academy * Kipp Newark Community Prep
* Kipp Purpose Academy * Kipp Rise Academy * Kipp Team Academy
* Orange Preparatory Academy * Pride Academy Charter School * Uncommon Schools North Star Academy * Uncommon Schools North Star Academy Fairmount Campus * Uncommon Schools North Star Academy Vailsburg Campus
If your organization refers a family to American Boys Prep and that family enrolls in our school, American Boys Prep will donate to your organization 5% of the tuition paid by the family for as long as the family is enrolled in American Boys Preparatory Academy. For example, if a local Boy Scouts of America (BSA) troop or a Boys Club of America or YMCA or a church, mosque, synagogue or another private school refers a family to us, we will donate 5% of the tuition we receive to that referring organization. If a public school refers a family to us, we will make the donation to the public school's parent-teacher organization.
Discount Program (discount are not to be combined)
Receive a 5% discount if you are a member of any of the following homeschooling groups or organizations: Essex County NJ Homeschoolers, The Homeschool Mom (https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/), Home School Legal Defense Association - HSLDA (https://hslda.org/), Christian Homeschool Families, The Happy Homeschooler (http://www.thehappyhomeschooler.com/), NJ Homeschool Sports Association (https://clepprep.tripod.com/njhomeschoolsports/), NJ Homeschool Hangout.
Receive a 5% discount if you are a member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Boys Club of America, or YMCA.