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          American Boys Preparatory           Academy

                                       A Private Middle School for Boys in Union County, NJ

Up to 4 Wonderful Years of Life-Changing Learning

American Boys Preparatory Academy © 2021

​​​American Boys Preparatory Academy is a secular private middle school near Summit, NJ for boys ages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.  Please see our FAQs page and/or contact us for additional information.

We believe in and promote American exceptionalism, the proposition that the United States is different from other countries due to its uniquely American ideology, based on liberty, egalitarianism, and individualism.  America sometimes falls short of her ideals and mythology.  However, this is no reason to abandon the American experiment.  Instead, recognition of our shortcomings must spur us on to more faithfully embrace the American way.        

Our school is only for boys who have completed 4th grade and who are not yet 15 (i.e. ages typically associated with 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade).  We believe that the traditional school classroom model is especially ill-suited to adolescent boys filled with boundless energy and curiosity.  In many schools, boys are too frequently labeled as having learning disorders and even prescribed dangerous drugs simply for being boys.  We strive to create an environment in which boys can be themselves and thrive.  
Our mission is to academically prepare our students to be successful in high school and beyond.  In tandem with this mission, we hope to help our boys become more self-directed -- to lead their own lives in a purposeful manner that makes good use of their God-given free will and reason.

Our philosophy is that education, especially for the young, should not be a stressful and anxiety-promoting series of deadlines, critiques, and assessments with fear of not measuring up always hanging overhead; neither should it be an endurance contest to see who can feign interest the longest while enduring mind-numbing lectures, exercises, or homework that are at a level or on a topic that does not engage a student.  In the real world, progress is made by a combination of cooperation and competition.  Workers and managers cooperate with one another to produce goods or services as they compete with other firms in the marketplace to win customers.  Primary education, primarily, should be a joyful cooperative enterprise involving sharing, discovery, and growth.  Competition for grades, class rank, and admission to highly selective colleges, universities, and academic programs should come later, after a student has developed a love for learning.