Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation

400 Central Ave, Orange, NJ 07050

  • Welcome to Orange Preparatory Academy

    of Inquiry and Innovation


    Ms. Carrie Halstead, Principal

    Email me at


    Ms. Faith Holmes, Confidential Secretary  x31700


    Assistant Principals 

    Mr. Michael Dixon


    Mrs. Samantha Fossella



    Tel:  973-677-4135

    Fax: 973-677-2439


    School Hours 

    Breakfast: 7:30am  -8:15 am

    School Hours: 8:20 am - 2:50 pm

    After-School Hours: 3:05 pm -  4:00 pm 

School News and Information

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    Juliet and this Guy Romeo

    Orange High School, STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges, and Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation present Juliet and This Guy Romeo by Don Zolidos on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9, 2022, at 6:30 and 8:30 PM and on Saturday, December 10, at 2:00 PM

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    Town Hall Meeting - Living in our Community

    Join us for a discussion about improving our community on Thursday, December 15th from 3:15 - 5:15 pm.

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    Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation Strategic Plan

    The Strategic Plan for the Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry & Innovation outlines academic and social support provided at the new Grade 8 school, allowing for a more cohesive and coordinated approach to education in one school building.

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    The Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation Uniform Policy

    Welcome to the new school year and your new school, Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation. Our district believes that when students wear uniforms, there is an increased sense of community and pride in our school; therefore, the district has implemented a Uniform Policy for SY 2022-2023.

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    The Orange Public Schools Parent University

    The Parent University is a series of free and reduced-price workshops running now through June that offers parents a wide range of experiences across various topics, including Study Skills Seminars, parent wellness workshops, and job placement and certification offerings.

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  • For Parents - How to Support Your Child with Google Classroom

    If you are unfamiliar with Google Classroom, the platform in which your child is receiving and posting assignments, please visit the link to view these helpful videos.

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  • Download the District APP

    The new Orange Public Schools mobile app for both Apple and Android devices is ready for launch! We invite you to stay connected while you're on the go with this FREE mobile app that will bring you the latest news and information about our schools. Click on the title to view the flyer.

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  • Free Internet from Comcast

    Comcast is offering qualifying families, who are new customers, 60 days of free Internet Essentials service, usually available for $9.95/month.

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  • The Home - School Compact

    School staff, parents/guardians and students must work together to ensure our students' success. Parents, we are requesting that you read the Home - School Compact with your child, then complete and submit to your school. Use the link above.

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