ROBBINSVILLE – The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) has added five schools, including two from Union County, to its membership of those participating in interscholastic athletics during the 2012-2013 academic year.
The NJSIAA’s new member schools are:
- Bergen Arts and Science School: A private school in Garfield (Bergen County) offering basketball, cross-country, flag-football, soccer, and softball.
- Newark Collegiate Academy: A coeducational, private school in Newark (Essex County) that offers football, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, cross country and soccer.
- Koinonia Academy: A private grammar and high school located in Plainfield (Union County) offering basketball, cross-country, and field hockey.
- The Patrick School: A private school located in Elizabeth (Union County) that offers cross-country, volleyball, soccer, boys and girls basketball, track and field, baseball, and cheerleading.
- Trinity Christian School: A private school located in Montville (Morris County) offering boys and girls soccer, basketball, and track & field.
“We’ve been around as an association for nearly a century, and it’s great to see new schools joining us on a consistent annual basis,” says Steven J. Timko, NJSIAA executive director. “The more schools we have, the better the competition base is for all our student-athletes.”
Having joined the NJSIAA, the five new member schools become part of an organization that now has 438 accredited public, private and parochial high schools within its ranks. Through its executive committee, the NJSIAA establishes rules and regulations governing high school athletics in order to equalize competition for member schools. The five new member schools will now have the opportunity to compete in tournaments throughout New Jersey, thus enabling them to establish relationships with other teams and educational institutions.
“Our members continue to see great value in being part of this association,” Timko adds. “We’re always delighted when we’re given the opportunity to serve even a greater number of New Jersey’s student-athletes.”