Innovative Teacher in Training Program

Washington Academy is the first school to adopt a 2-year teaching training program in New Jersey. In July 2015, the State Department of Education decided to extend the requirements for all novice teachers to 2-years, following Washington Academy's lead on teacher preparation.

In a recent blog report, Washington Academy has shortened the overall time for Teacher Development from 4 years to be proficient in all 10 Teaching Standards to 2 years by providing focused and targeted professional development.

Each year, the novice teacher receives 40 hours of PD development.

School of Excellence Five Years Running

Washington Academy was named a School of Excellence by NASET (The National Association of Special Education Teachers) in 2015, the fifth straight year.  NASET recognizes schools that meet the rigorous standards of special education, and provide a therapeutic environment for children.

  • Washington Academy - School Hours

    School Hours

    School Day: 

    2015-2016 ESY CALENDAR

    School Opens at 8:20 am

    1st Period for Instruction is at 8:32 am

    Full-Day Session ends at 1:54 pm

    Half-Day Session ends at 12:45 pm

  • Washington Academy - Admissions


    Admissions Office

    Call 973-759-6555

    We Have Rolling Admissions throughout the School Year

    Lower School (Pre-k - 8th Grade):

    Upper School (9th - 12th Grade):


    New Programs

    LRE Step Down Program

    HS Public School Prep Program

  • Washington Academy - News


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      (Belleville, NJ) -- On March 25th, public school educators from ten districts attended a one-of-a-ki... read more

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  • Washington Academy - Anti-Bullying Program

    Anti-Bullying Program

    Anti-Bully Specialist:

    Miss Lisa Epstein, LSW


    To speak with any anti-bully trained staff: Call 973-759-6555

    For more information about the Washington Academy Bully program, contact: Anti-Bullying Mailbox