Uncommon Schools
North Star Academy Charter School of Newark

Posted on September 23, 2013

To support the salaries of the Founding Principal and Director of Operations for North Star Elementary School IV which opened with an incoming class of 87 Kindergarten students in August 2012 and will eventually grow to serve 435 students in grades K-4. North Star’s dual leadership model enables schools to maintain a constant focus on both instructional management and the core operational and cultural work that supports classroom teaching and learning. It is built on an educational model that begins preparing students for college in kindergarten, with a central focus on literacy as the core academic skill on which all future learning is based. North Star, a member of the Uncommon Schools nonprofit charter management organization, is pursuing an aggressive growth plan towards ultimately serving over 5,000 students across fourteen schools in Newark.