Newark Enrolls Annual All Schools Fair Draws Thousands

2023 Newark Enrolls All Schools Fair 
2023 Newark Enrolls All Schools Fair 

[Newark, NJ] On Saturday, November 4, the Newark Enrolls All Schools Fair kicked off the school enrollment cycle for the next school year with tremendous energy as eager families flocked to Newark Vocational High School to explore the diverse educational opportunities offered by the city's schools. With a staggering turnout of thousands, the fair culminated with the official launch of Newark Enrolls, the universal enrollment system, for the 2024-25 school year.

Families seized the opportunity to have one-on-one interactions with school representatives from elementary schools, high schools, charter schools, and private pre-K providers. This gives new students or those in transitional grades the freedom to select up to eight schools of their choice. This year's All Schools Fair is well on its way to surpassing last year's participation, as evidenced by the applications submitted within hours of opening the Newark Enrolls application portal. The Newark Enrolls application is now open for all those interested in applying to attend our schools.

Superintendent León expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming school enrollment cycle, “This annual event continues to be one of my favorites because it embodies the collective spirit of our community's commitment to education and the boundless potential of our students."

“Each year, the All Schools Fair consistently raises the bar, and this Saturday was no exception," Board President Council commented. "I appreciate the opportunity it affords my fellow board members and me to engage directly with families," he added.

Families have until February 2, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. to make their selection. Families are encouraged to visit the enhanced application website at In addition to exploring each school's profile and viewing their promotional video, families can easily view a printable version of the Newark Enrolls Guidebook, FAQs, the Enrollment Timeline, and research schools viewable by grade and specialty. Newark Enrolls serves as an equitable, transparent, and seamless path to access the city's schools. This comprehensive system covers all district schools, private prekindergarten providers, and participating charter schools, administered by the District and powered by the SchoolMint platform. Newark Enrolls … A Choice for All Students.

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About Newark Public Schools
The Newark Public Schools is the largest school district in New Jersey and dates back to 1676. The District currently enrolls over 39,000 students in 63 schools. After more than two decades of state operation and returning to local control in 2018, the District has opened nine new schools under Superintendent León's leadership, with an additional portfolio of new options to be announced in the coming months and years. The Newark Board of Education serves as a beacon of educational excellence, dedicated to nurturing the potential of every student. With a commitment to innovation, inclusivity, and fostering a love for learning, the District continues to shape future generations and make a positive impact within the community.

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