• Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

    Seniors - arrive at Kean University on Monday, August 22nd.  This first week for our seniors will include their first course as concurrent college freshmen Transition to Kean!

    Freshmen, sophomores and juniors - the first day of school is:

    Tuesday, September 6th

    We will start this day with a welcoming assembly for all APA students in the Black Box Theatre starting promptly at 8:00 AM.  Tuesday will also feature a modified schedule with shortened "A day" and "B day" classes, along with class meetings and other activities.  Wednesday will be our first regularly scheduled "A day".

    Remember to complete and return the
    back to school forms which can be found
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  • Our Mission Statement

    The Academy for Performing Arts is an innovative four year high school, immersing students in honors’ level academics while training in a pre-professional artistic setting within majors such as theatre, dance, or technical theatre.  The Academy fosters the discipline, integrity and passion necessary for students to succeed at the post-secondary level and as members of the performing arts community. The culmination of the program allows the students to complete their senior year by taking college-level courses and receiving college credit at Kean University.

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  • 2016 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival


    Imani Pollard, finalist

    Nathan S., finalist

    Alexandria R., honorable mention

     Congratulations Leslie Merced!

    winner of the

    2016 Governonr's Awards in Arts Education

    Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance


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Academy for
Performing Arts
1776 Raritan Road 
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908.889.8288 x 700


Teaching Supervisor 


 Ms. Josephine Scasso
School Counselor

 Affirmative Action Officer:
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-889-8288 x 111
District 504 Officer:
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-889-8288 x 313

District Coordinator
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
 908-889-8288 x 313
APA HIB Specialist
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
 908-889-8288 x 706

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