Members of the 2016-17 Next Gen Leadership Academy.

Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid

  • Tuition: $15,995; Activity Fees and Uniforms: $1,000

  • Approximately $100,000 in financial aid distributed to 100 percent of the student body in 2016-17


  • Accredited by AdvancED, The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation & School Improvement, The Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, and The Northwest Accreditation Commission.
  • Next Gen Leadership Academy is registered with the New Jersey Department of Education and classified as a non-public school.

Head of School

Instructional Team

  • Graham Abercrombie, B.A., Fine Art; Former Head Coach, Aston Villa FC and West Bromwich Albion FC Women's Teams, U.K.
  • Anne-Marie Bellshot, B.A., English Literature; NJ Department of Education Certification, K-8
  • Jeffrey Bookman, UEFA A Coaching License; English Football Association, Levels 1 and 2
  • Sam Gough, M.Ed., Educational Leadership; NJ Department of Education Certification, K-12; NJ Principals, Superintendents and Supervisors
  • Lizethe Martinez, B.A., Sociology; Texas Department of Education Certification, Early Childhood through 6th grade, Bilingual Instruction 
  • Kevin McCarthy, B.A., English Literature; NY Department of Education Certification, K-8
  • Declan McGill, M.Ed., Educational Leadership; B.A., Education
  • Scott Middlemass, NSCAA Director of Coaching Certification
  • Tony Williams, U.S. Soccer Federation National A License;  NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, Former Scout, U.S. Soccer


  • 120-acre campus in Burlington, New Jersey

  • 45 minutes from Philadelphia; 1 hour from Wilmington

Student Body

  • 100 percent male

  • 34 students

  • Students come from 3 countries, 4 states, and numerous counties across New Jersey

Faculty & Technical Staff

  • 4 full-time teaching faculty members; 4 full-time coaches

  • All hold advanced teaching and coaching degrees


  • Average class size: 5

  • Student-Teacher ratio: 4-1

  • Homeroom advisors coordinate daily lessons and monitor student performance

  • Subject-specific teachers turnkey a blended program of study

  • Students access online curricula and engage in projects that promote dialogue, creative thinking and problem solving

  • 10 core learning standards

  • “Passport to Excellence” leadership and personal accountability program



  • Next Gen USA soccer teams compete against MLS Academies and U.S. Soccer Development Academy member clubs in the mid-Atlantic region

  • Teams adhere to age-group specific curricula designed by Jeff Bookman, Technical Director with support from Terry Burton, former Head of Arsenal (U.K.) FC Academy

Next Gen Leadership Academy does not discriminate in its admissions, or in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, or in access to or treatment in any other School-administered program on the basis of religion, race, color, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other protected category in accordance with applicable Federal, State and local laws.