American Boys Preparatory Academy: Union County, New Jersey's best alternative to homeschooling


American Boys Preparatory Academy (ABPA) is an affordable, independent, nonsectarian, private all-boys middle school for ages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 near Summit, NJ.                                                                  
ABPA is committed to an overall program of excellence that allows each boy to achieve his maximum potential by focusing his energy and attention on topics of personal interest. Special features that distinguish ABPA from other public, private, and prep schools include: self-paced, student/family-directed 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 class size of 12 students.

Student/family-directed learning means that your family decides 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. To learn more, please see our Student Profiles and FAQs page and/or contact us for additional information.

Short videos to illustrate our approach to education:   Free to Choose, Best Pace



We prepare our students to be life-long learners and critical thinkers. 

Liberty, Fraternity, Opportunity




American Boys Prep student learning at his own pace.

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.


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          American Boys Preparatory           Academy

                                       A Private Middle School in Union County, NJ