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 Prep student learning at his own pace.



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


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American Boys Preparatory Academy: Union County, New Jersey's best and safest 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 for core subjects (math, science, language arts, social studies); Harkness method, 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 10 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 in NJ. 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​​

          American Boys Preparatory           Academy

                                       A Private Middle School for Boys in Union County, NJ

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NJ has some excellent public middle schools but even these middle schools may not be the right fit for some families.  Homeschooling in NJ is an option, but the opportunity cost 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 enables NJ parents to influence the education of their sons to a similar degree as homeschooling but at a much lower cost and with easier access as compared to other private middle schools. If your middle school family is considering homeschooling but seeking other options, please contact American Boys Prep to see if we may be the safe, supportive, convenient and affordable private education provider for you.   

We are conveniently located just off US Highway 22 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) Summit Middle School * Kawameeh Middle School * Maplewood Middle School * Millburn Middle School 

* Leonard V Moore (LVM) Middle School * Park Middle School.* Roosevelt Intermediate School * Roselle Park Middle School * Smilowitz Middle School

* Terrill Middle School * Union Avenue Middle School * Walter O. Krumbiegel (WOK) Middle School * Grace Wilday Junior High School