McNair Academic High School has been in existence in Jersey City since September 1976. The School is structured for educationally oriented students preparing for professional careers. McNair Academic High School is located at 16 Bentley Avenue and scheduled to be relocated to 123 Coles Street.
The philosophy of McNair Academic High School rests on the principle of the importance of a quality, integrated, educational experience for students preparing for post-secondary studies. To support this principle, the school provides an intensive, comprehensive, liberal arts program taking place within an ethnically and racially balanced student body and staff. Using available learning facilities, the school provides a positive instructional climate which encourages black, white, Hispanic, and other students to work together for an excellent education.
Inherent in the school's design is the value of the individual student. Of paramount concern is the development of each student's emotional, social, and intellectual growth. To maximize each student's potential, the administration, faculty, staff, and parents have united in a continuing effort to reach our common goal- providing the best education possible for each student while recognizing the dignity and worth of all.