Built in 1869, the Academy was the second public school built in town. It was originally a school house for all grades. Then a primary school before becoming New Providence Borough Hall. The Historical Society is raising funds for a historical landmark sign we hope to install later this year. It would be the second sign in a series for the town. (The first was at the Presbyterian Church.) If you would like make a donation please message us for more information. Pictured below are students in 1894 in front of the school. A replica was also built in Murray Hill Square.