Opening of Sir Isaac Newton Elementary School: Newark’s First Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 Science Focused

[Newark, NJ] Superintendent León announces the opening of Sir Isaac Newton Elementary School, the first science focused elementary school of its kind. Beginning in Prekindergarten and growing through grade 12, the students attending Sir Isaac Newton Elementary School will eventually graduate from the prestigious Science Park High School.

As the district aggressively implements its ten-year strategic plan, the Next Decade: 2020-30, it will determine by 2025 if the redistricting of the feeder pattern of elementary schools is the right direction. This will create one science focused elementary school in each ward where those students will also graduate from Science Park High School, with Sir Isaac Newton Elementary School now opening in the Central Ward. The strategy is to create and open an elementary school in every ward focused on and leading to admissions to every magnet high school in Newark: Science, Arts, Technology, University, American History, and Bard. Students enrolled in any of these feeder patterns or interested in attending another one of our high-performing schools would seek admissions through Newark Enrolls.

Superintendent Roger León was joined by Deputy Nicole Johnson, Board Member Flohisha Johnson, Councilwoman LaMonica McIver, Principal Frances Finazzo, Rutgers Chief of Police Carmelo Huertas, members of the Facilities Department, faculty, staff, parents, students, and invited guests.