Link Community Charter School is pleased to announce that the graduates in the Class of 2019 have been awarded over $6.5 million in academic scholarships and financial aid for competitive private high schools.  This amount is the largest granted in the school’s history.

The graduates received acceptance into, and scholarships to attend, prestigious boarding schools in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S., including St. Mark’s School, George School, Purnell School, St. Paul’s School, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, The Darrow School, and more. In addition, students were accepted into and received scholarship and financial aid from private day schools in NJ, including Montclair-Kimberly Academy, Newark Academy, Kent Place School, Morristown Beard School, The Hudson School, Seton Hall Prep, St. Vincent Academy, St. Benedict's Prep, Marist, Immaculate Conception, and others.

Link's Head of School Maria Pilar Paradiso states, “We are very proud of the achievements of the Class of 2019.  Our scholars’ commitment to their education and their perseverance paid off with a record amount in academic scholarships and financial to attend great high schools where they will be able to continue their educational journey on the foundation they received at Link. Independent boarding and day schools, as well as scholarship programs, are generously providing a wonderful opportunity for our scholars, clearly recognizing the quality of a Link student. We are grateful to the schools for ensuring the continuance of an excellent education for our graduates and for supporting our work to bridge the opportunity gap and work towards educational equity.”

Link Community Charter School provides an outstanding middle school education (grades 5- 8) with its mission "to develop the mind, body and spirit through a strong curriculum, experiential learning, immersion in the arts, and an enduring commitment to Core Values."  Link, which was founded  by the Sisters of St. Dominic, Caldwell in 1969 and converted to a public charter school in 2014, serves middle school students from Newark, Orange, East Orange, and Irvington.  For more about Link, visit