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St. Vincent Academy

St. Vincent Academy is an all-female private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Saint Vincent Academy is a Catholic, college preparatory high school for young women, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The student body numbers approximately 300, average daily attendance is 98%, every student who remains at Saint Vincent's for four years graduates on time, and in recent years 98% to 100% of graduates go on to college.


By combining high quality academic instruction with religious faith and values, SVA prepares today's young women for tomorrow's challenges. Our college preparatory program is rigorous; our standards are high.

Academic requirements include: 4.5 years of English 4 years of religious studies, physical education and health 3.5 years of math (with options for up to 5 years of math) 3 years of social studies 2 years of world language 3 years of lab science (with options for up to 5.5 years of science) 1 year of computer literacy and applications Career exploration Academic electives include but are not limited to: trigonometry/pre-calculus, algebra II/trigonometry, topics in algebra II, probability and statistics, physics, advanced chemsitry, ecology, forensic science, AP advanced biology, art French II, Spanish III, modern history, women's history in America, protest:modern American social movements, psychology, sociology, film and literature, Shakespeare, poetry, drama, personal economic skills, and advanced computer skills.

Mission Statement

Saint Vincent Academy, founded in 1869 and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is a Catholic, college preparatory high school for women of diverse backgrounds, many of whom face societal and economic challenges. Located in Newark, New Jersey, the Academy prepares urban women to be creative participants in society by empowering them with rigorous academic learning and life-enhancing Gospel teachings. This nurturing, disciplined community supports a culture of high expectations, a love of learning and the attainment of the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that promote personal and professional fulfillment.

The Academy instills in students a confidence in themselves as women, a belief in God’s love for them and in the power of community. The Saint Vincent Academy experience inspires students to develop lifelong commitments to Christian service and a capacity for hope, compassionate leadership and the desire to transform the world into a more just and peaceful society.

Admission Information

Applying to Saint Vincent Academy for admission to the 9th grade in 2016 Step 1 We recommend that you attend an Open House - Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6-8 p.m. or Sunday, November 8, 2015, 2-4 p.m. Step 2 September - Early October 2015: Register to take the High School COOP Admissions Test Step 3 Friday, November 6, 2015: Take the COOP test and list Saint Vincent Academy (COOP ID #815) as your first choice. Step 4 December 11, 2015: Deadline for submission of SVA application, which must include your school records (grades, standardized test scores and attendance reports for grades 6, 7, and 8) to Saint Vincent Academy. Step 5 mid-January 2016: You will be informed by letter of our decision regarding your application. Step 6 Saturday, February 6, 2016: On-site registration, with payment of $200 non-refundable registration fee, a copy of your birth certificate and Social Security card. Applying to Saint Vincent Academy for admission to the 10th, 11th or 12th grade In the spring of 2016, send us your latest report card and standardized test scores, along with two letters: 1) A letter from your parent or guardian explaining why he or she wants to enroll you at Saint Vincent Academy 2) A letter from you telling us why you want to become part of our community At the end of your school year, have your school send us an official transcript. We will review applications for admission to the upper grades in late spring and early summer, and let you know as soon as possible whether or not we have an opening for you. Registration for openings in the upper grades takes place over the summer.



Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 300
Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1
Gender 100% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 5%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 23%
Black or African American 68%
Asian 2%
Administrative Director   Sister June Favata


SVA offers a broad range of cocurricular, extracurricular and athletic activities including Forensics Club, Campus Ministry, Culture Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Drill Team. Ecology Club, Glee Club, Handbell Choir, Literary Magazine, Math Club, National Honor Society, Peer Leaders, Student Forum and Yearbook. Athletic opportunities include volleyball, basketball, softball, cheerleading, track and cross-country.

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