Doane Academy

5.00 (7 reviews)
350 Riverbank
Burlington, NJ 08016-0801
Tel: (609)386-3500
Grades: PK-12 | 240 students
Doane Academy will provide a safe, intimate, diverse and enriching environment for your child, starting at age 3 and continuing through 12th grade.
Within our college preparatory curriculum, your child will be known, loved, and appreciated for his or her unique potential and encouraged by our faculty and peers alike.
While enjoying the perks of our small class sizes and the exceptionally attractive ambience alongside the banks of the historic Delaware River, your child will gain the knowledge, experience and wisdom required to make a difference in the world.
Since its founding in 1837, Doane Academy has been a school where students come to realize their interests, their talents, and that they are called to have a significant impact on the world around them.3 years of age through twelfth grade, Doane Academy is committed to developing intelligent, capable young people within a school culture where students are known, loved, and strongly encouraged to realize their full potential.The students, faculty, and staff at Doane Academy are all part of a supportive and encouraging school family.
Our teachers are attentive to the needs of each student as an individual and work closely with both students and parents to ensure success in academics and extracurricular activities.
The rigorous liberal arts/college prep curriculum, strong athletic program, and the numerous opportunities in extracurricular activities cultivate the development of character, emotional maturity, and standards of ethical conduct that are essential in preparation for college and education for life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1837

Student Body

Total Students 240 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Doane Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus (AB), Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature, Latin Literature/Vergil, Psychology, Spanish, US Government, US History,
Average SAT score 1680
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / Mar. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,800
Tuition Notes Half Day ages 3-6: $7,000 Full day up to 2nd grade: $11,600 3rd through 6th grades: $13,800 7th and 8th grades: $15,700 9th through 12th grades: $17,800 International Students: $19,800
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lacy Hall
Admissions Associate Jamar Jennings


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, TennisBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Cum Laude, Honor Council, Literary Magazine, Mock Trial, National Art Honor Society, Newspaper, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Upper School Band, Upper School Choir, Varsity Club, Yearbook Cum Laude, Honor Council, Mock Trial, Newspaper, Varsity Club, Yearbook, Community Service Club,
Creative Writing Club,
Literary Magazine,
National Art Honor Society,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,
Tri-M Music Honor Society,
Upper School Band,
Upper School Choir,

School Notes

  • Doane Academy, an independent Episcopal day school, age 3 through 12th grade, provides an exceptional college preparatory program while cultivating character development and nurturing the emotional maturity essential in preparing students for life.We develop intelligent, capable individuals within a community where all are known, loved, and strongly encouraged to discover their unique potential.
  • Doane Academy develops confident, ethical leaders prepared to improve the world.
  • Academic Excellence Doane Academy encourages the development of the highest standards of knowledge, inquiry, creative expression and academic success.Character Doane Academy inspires integrity and responsibility for improving the lives of others.Diversity A diverse community sharing different ideas, beliefs and cultures, strengthens Doane Academy.Faith Doane Academy is a multi-faith community inspired by the Episcopal values of love and service, providing members the opportunity to reflect on their relationship with God.Fellowship Doane Academy is a family. Every member of the community is nurtured and supported with love, compassion, and respect.Leadership Doane Academy believes that good leaders are those who inspire and work with others in achieving extraordinary goals.Social Responsibility - Doane Academy encourages members of our community to behave ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.
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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (7 reviews)
5.0 Stars   05/17/16
The best school in South Jersey. Staff is amazing, students are wonderful, both very welcoming to all. My son is new to the school this year as a freshman and has acclimated wonderfully to the small, family environment and rigorous academics. He has participated in soccer, basketball and now crew. He has found his niche and we couldn't be more pleased. Doane Academy is a wonderful school That encourages each and every child to their full potential and I highly recommend it to anyone who cares about their child's education and happiness!
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5.0 Stars   05/17/16
Doane has been an inspiration to all of my children in both the upper (7-9) and lower (PreK - 6) school on not being afraid to try new things or being teased for trying new things. Instead, Doane students support and inspire leadership in getting outside of your safety zone to try something you''ve never done before. The teachers are ALWAYS available to help the students after school. Doane has an amazing homework club program to help students who need that little extra help. But teachers are also willing to come in early, work with a student during lunch or at a study hall. They want the students to succeed. The school works as a community and my children are all THRIVING here. The school has a wonderful chapel service run by the former Bishop of NJ, Bishop George Councell, for the students once a week. Many students seek him out to talk to. He's been a wonderful addition to the school since he joined this past March. His services are about caring, being a good role model and thinking of others, than just yourself, they are very inspirational. And I can't forget to mention the Headmaster's lab Halstead, who brings joy to the students every time he comes for a visit!
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5.0 Stars   07/24/15
The best choice I ever made for my child. Doane Academy is amazing. My child has grown in ways we only dreamed about as a family. Our son loves the school and actually cant wait to get there everyday. The school is magical.
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5.0 Stars   07/24/15
My daughter actually looks forward to school everyday,she used to fear it in our district. Teachers nurture and help develop real world skills and study habits. Great school
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5.0 Stars   02/14/15
Very happy with the education and experience my children have had in middle and high school. The academics have been challenging with the college prep curriculum. The teachers are always there for there students if they need them for extra help. Leadership, ethics and community responsibility are a focus. Rich in traditions, including the seniors rowing into school by canoe to start the school year. Many activities and clubs available. Sports include soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball and rowing. All of the students are involved in some way. SAT prep is a part of the curriculum. College counselor who works closely with the juniors and seniors and has provided information and guidance on the path to college applications.
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5.0 Stars   05/06/13
School continues to grow in a very positive direction for students. Excellent faculty and administration. An outstanding music program. Complete athletic programs, growing stronger and competive. Offering many after school clubs and other programs. I''m so impressed with the relationship of Upper Classman and Lower School students, true respect, caring , a family like relationship. Students are given opportunties to grow and learn just how strong/important they are. And something not seen in schools, tradition. Doane Academy teaches tradition on the first day of school, to even the youngest student. As the entire school waits on the banks of the Delaware River to welcome the Senior Class, as they canoe down the Delware to campus. There is a scholarship bike ride to raise scholarship funds. Every student has an opportunity to participate, wether they''re riding a 24 speed bike or a tricycle, everyone is encouraged and supported as they reach campus. Doane continues to evolve and move in a positive direction, keeping its eye on the prize....the student.
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5.0 Stars   02/28/12
The focus on writing, math and engineering is evident. Challenging academics. The culture encourages and provides opportunities for community service. They have a high student participation in clubs. The students are given the opportunity to make a difference. Smaller school, great choice.
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