Mary Help Of Christians Academy

659 Belmont Avenue,
Haledon, NJ, 07508-0750
Tel: (973)790-6200
Grades: 6 - 12 | 275 students
Mary Help of Christians Academy is a Catholic School in the Salesian Tradition for young women grades 6 to 12, located in North Haledon, NJ.
Mary Help of Christians Academy has been serving the Northern New Jersey area, providing a sanctuary for young women to learn, grow and succeed in a safe, nurturing environment since 1921.
Our mission is to provide student-centered learning within a family atmosphere that embodies the Salesian philosophy of reason, religion, and loving kindness as taught by St. John Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello.
Nestled on a picturesque sixteen acre campus, we challenge our students to develop their potential and to dedicate themselves to academic excellence, faith, leadership and service as they take their place in our rapidly changing and pluralistic society.  

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1940

Student Body

Total Students 275 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 50%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 17 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 None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,800
Tuition Notes Academic Scholarships/ Financial Aid Requests Accepted
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sr. Mary Jackson, FMA


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports BasketballBowlingCheeringCross CountryDance
LacrosseSoccerSoftballTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 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, Wii Club Ambassadors, Art Club, Chorus, Dance Club, Debate, Guitar Club, Key Club, Math Tutoring, Peer Mediation, Peer Tutors, Pro-Life Club, Spring Musical, Wii Club, 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:

    • The educational program aims to give the Academy graduate both personal confidence and a competitive edge as she enters college and shapes her future. Special programs open to upperclassmen include:
    • Health Care Connections (couresework and internships geared towards the health care professions)
    • Business Community Connections (coursework and internships preparing students for careers in finance and business)
    • Creative Arts (studio art courses and -- for those interested -- focused courses bridging the arts with the world of fashion design).

    Profile last updated: 10/09/2012

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Eastern Christian High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Al-hikmah Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of Lourdes School (1.8 miles away)
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