Scholars

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NBFA scholars come to school "on time, ready to work and learn" each day. The majority of NBFA students are bused to school from neighborhoods throughout Bridgeport, Connecticut’s largest and poorest city. Others come from the neighboring towns of Stratford, Waterbury and Shelton. The student body is:

 

2002

2006

2010

2015

ETHNICITY

 

 

 

 

Black

77%

84%

83%

73%

Hispanic

20%

15%

15%

23%

Caucasian

2%

1%

2%

2%

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE LUNCH

48%

90%

75%

91%

SPECIAL EDUCATION

5%

4%

8%

10%



NBFA students - like charter school hopefuls nationally - are selected through a blind lottery. There is no admission criterion. Demand for seats is high.

RESULTS
NBFA’s relentless focus on educating the whole child in a rigorous and supportive environment has resulted in impressive student gains. NBFA consistently outperforms Bridgeport and other urban districts on standardized exams.

Additionally, NBFA understands the critical importance of early childhood education. With the introduction of Pre-Kindergarten and an emphasis on early childhood literacy, we seek to improve the educational outcomes of our students across ten academic years. We have seen positive results with regards our early childhood efforts:

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ALUMNI
New Beginnings Family Academy promises to improve the educational outcomes of its students. As a result, NBFA alumni thrive in high school because of the strong academic foundation received during ten years of elementary and middle school instruction that trains students to be critical thinkers and leaders.  

In addition, 76% of NBFA graduates enroll in such competitive admission public and elite private schools as Greens Farms Academy, Fairfield College Preparatory, St. Luke’s, Hopkins and Notre Dame and Fairfield Country Day.



  HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CLASS OF 2014

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