Mary Help Of Christians Academy

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Mary Help of Christians Academy, a Catholic preparatory school in the Salesian tradition, embraces the charism of reason, religion and loving kindness as inspired by Saint John Bosco and Saint Mary Mazzarello.
Embodying the ideals of "Beauty, Truth, and Joy," young women grades nine through twelve are educated in a family environment developing their spiritual growth, social responsibility and commitment to service.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1941

Student Body

Total Students 213 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Mary Help Of Christians Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 12 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,900
Tuition Notes Academic Scholarships/Financial Aid/Merit-Based Aid Available
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Katie Caufield

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Dance, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringDance,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassadors, Art Club, Campus Ministry, Chorus, Dance Club, Debate, French Conversation Cafe, Guitar Club, Junior Salesian Apostles, Key Club, Mary Help Players, Math Tutoring, N.J. Science League, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Peer Tutors, Photography Club, Pro-Life Club, Spanish Tutoring, Spring Musical, Student Council, True Love Waits Ambassadors, Art Club, Chorus, Dance Club, Debate, Guitar Club, Key Club, Math Tutoring, Peer Mediation, Peer Tutors, Pro-Life Club, Spring Musical, Campus Ministry,
French Conversation Cafe,
Junior Salesian Apostles,
Mary Help Players,
N.J. Science League,
National Honor Society,
Photography Club,
Spanish Tutoring,
Student Council,
True Love Waits,

School Notes

  • Beauty...Mary Help of Christians Academy is an environment steeped in Salesian spirituality and the Catholic faith. From the beautiful landscaping that reminds us of the goodness of God and the chapel where we gather as a school community, to the hallways that contain "holy reminders" of the values for which we stand, everything at the Academy seeks to lift the hearts of our students, faculty, and staff to God, the creator of all beauty. Through theology classes, empowerment workshops, sports, and opportunities for formation and leadership, the entire school community supports the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical growth of each student into her most beautiful self.
  • Truth...Mary Help of Christians Academy aims to form its students into women of faith and character. The Theology Department offers the students a systematic formation in the Catholic faith through the study of the Creed, the Ten Commandments, prayer, worship, the Sacraments, the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, morality and contemporary moral/life/justice issues, the history of Christianity, Christian vocations, social justice, and our relationship with other religions. The goal of such study is not to just have our students memorize the truths of the faith, but to understand them on a deeper level, thus enabling them to articulate what they have learned from a place of compassion and intelligence.
  • Joy...A Salesian school is not fully Salesian without joy! Various events take place each month to bring the school community together. In Villas, our students meet with their "villa sisters" in small groups (mixed between the various ages), and grow together in their relationship with God through planned activities, games, prayer experiences, service projects, and fun Villa competitions. Celebrations are a vital part of who are we as a school community. Whether we are celebrating birthdays, having fun on retreat, honoring the opportunity to partake of the sacrament of Confession and the Eucharist each month, or simply honoring a student for her achievements or a team for their victory, we strive to make sure that no one is overlooked at the Academy, for we are a vibrant school family, immersed in joy.
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