American Boys Preparatory Academy © 2021
A Private Middle School for Boys in Union County, NJ
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.