our mission. be promise.

Andy JoshuaHead of Scools: CamdenForward School & UrbanPromise Academy

Our K to College Promise

UrbanPromise Schools provide a college-preparatory Christian education to each and every child who joins our learning community. We believe that education is a journey; one that does not end with a high school diploma, but rather with a young adult prepared for life’s challenges, poised for academic success and positioned to make a positive impact in his or her community and in the world. We invite you to learn more about our school, our philosophy of education and the outstanding young people who are UrbanPromise.

our values. believe.

We are a Christian School, providing a learning environment that is both academically challenging and values based. We believe that we serve God by serving others, by being respectful and responsible citizens and by developing our talents for the greater good.

UrbanPromise students thrive in small classes, most with fewer than 15 students, with dedicated teachers and opportunities to explore the world around them beyond the classroom. They are given the tools they need to become empowered learners and successful students.

We get to know our students—their strengths and talents as well as their challenges—and tailor support to meet individual needs in the classroom. In small classes and with individual attention, our students are given the academic and personal support they need to master subject matter, move forward and realize their potential.

academics. k to college.

CamdenForward School is a private Christian school offering outstanding academics, small class sizes, individual instruction, and opportunities that take our students far beyond the classroom.

At CamdenForward School we ground our curriculum in Christian values, emphasizing personal responsibility and respect for those around us, we offer a safe and nurturing environment to guide students into and through their teenage years. Our curriculum challenges them to be good students who know how to learn and are not afraid to ask questions.

UrbanPromise Academy offers Camden youth a unique schooling opportunity with a low teacher to student ratio, a family-style learning environment, an emphasis on community service, and experiential and expeditionary learning.

our campus. belong.

  • Promise Building
    • Main Offices
    • CamdenForward School (K-8th)
    • Playground
  • Spirit Building
    • Cafeteria
    • Gym
    • Camp Spirit AfterSchool Program/Summer Camp
    • Community Food Co-Op
    • IT Lab
    • Sharing Library
  • Faith Building
    • UrbanPromise Academy (9th-12th grade)
    • Children and Youth Ministry Offices
    • Camp Faith AfterSchool Program/Summer Camp
    • Student Center
    • UrbanPromise International Main Office
  • Creation Building
    • Art Studio
    • Development Office
    • Delaware Gardens Neighborhood Initiative Office
    • Butterfly Garden
  • Peace House
    • Wellness Center
    • Intern Housing
    • Community Vegetable Garden
    • Labyrinth
  • Grace House
    • Intern Housing
  • Hope & Joy Houses
    • Intern Housing

our stories. become.

May 25, 2015

Historic Camden cemetery resurrected - Courier-Post

City officials and UrbanPromise Academy rededicate a black cemetery where forgotten Civil War soldiers and sailors are buried in Camden. CAMDEN – A procession of UrbanPromise Academy students, local dignitaries, veterans, history buffs and others respectfully filed past rows of several dozen...