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We know American Boys Prep will provide an amazing educational experience for many, but will not be right for everyone.  We also know our approach to education is an almost radical change for most families to embrace.  It can be similar to a prisoner being set free and feeling uncomfortably adrift without the strict supervision and regimentation his jailers have been imposing.  We believe 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 of your hard-earned money to find out.    


          American Boys Preparatory           Academy

                                       A Private Middle School for Boys in Union County, NJ

American Boys Prep student learning at his own pace.

Liberty, Fraternity, Opportunity

We are conveniently 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 

Private Middle School NJ



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

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 in Union County, NJ.                                                                  
ABPA is 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 class size of 10 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 in NJ. To learn more, please see our Student Profiles and FAQs page and/or contact us for additional information

Watch the 'Animal School' video to learn the lesson we want to never forget: Animal School 

See why an all-boys education is an important educational option: Why a School for Boys?

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


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 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 family has a boy of middle school age and 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. 

Your child is vulnerable. Teachers and administrators have enormous power and influence, so they need to always be accountable to parents.  At ABPA, parents are able to remotely view our classrooms.


Does your local public school have cameras in its classrooms? 

If not, why not??

Matt Walsh addresses the question: Do children belong to their parents or to the state?

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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.