St. Vincent Academy

228 W Market St,
Newark, NJ, 07103-0710
Tel: (973)622-1613
Grades: 9 - 12 | 310 students
Saint Vincent Academy (SVA), founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young women of richly diverse and often politically, socially and economically underrepresented cultures.
Located in Newark, New Jersey, the Academy empowers urban women to take their place in society by providing them with a rigorous academic program, rooted in Gospel values, characterized by consistently high expectations and supported by a nurturing, disciplined community.
The Academy prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes requisite to productive living.
SVA fosters in its students a secure sense of themselves as women, a belief in God's love, an appreciation for the power of community, a commitment to Christian service, a capacity for compassionate leadership and a desire to contribute to the betterment of society.
As part of its mission, SVA strives to provide an atmosphere of learning and individual development that extends well beyond our campus and into the larger community.
Inspired, nurtured and challenged by our dedicated faculty, our young women excel not only in the classroom but in the world.
You’ll find our graduates among the leaders in their professions, their communities, and their personal lives.
Whether teaching, healing, organizing, leading or helping, our graduates never stop seeking to achieve that level of excellence that best reflects their individual interests, abilities and goals.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 310 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 95%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Vincent Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Benedict's Preparatory School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Philips Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Chad School/the Black Yout (0.7 miles away)
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  • Newark St. Philips Academy
    342 Central Ave.
    Newark , NJ , 07103
    (973)624-0644
    0.2  mi  |  357  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Newark
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    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    132/142 Cabinet Street
    Newark , NJ , 07107
    (973)623-0182
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.2  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Newark
    Provision Of Promise Academy
    (Christian)
    33 Littleton Ave
    Newark , NJ , 07107
    (973)679-1300
    (Christian)
    0.4  mi  |  180  students  |  Gr.  K-4
  • Newark
    Clara Muhammad School
    (Islamic)
    257 S Orange Ave
    Newark , NJ , 07103
    (908)380-3819
    (Islamic)
    0.5  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  2-9
  • Newark
    Newark Christian School
    (Christian)
    275 Sussex Ave
    Newark , NJ , 07107
    (973)483-3833
    (Christian)
    0.5  mi  |  79  students  |  Gr.  K-7

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - Strengths - academics, religious teachings, self confidence. Highly recommended. The experience at SVA will prepare you emotionally, mentally and, spiritually for your entire life after SVA. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended May 21, 2012 - I LOVE ST. VINCENT ACADEMY (NWK). I KNEW MY DAUGHTER WAS GOING TO BE A STUDENT HERE WHEN SHE WAS STILL IN GRAMMAR SCHOOL (SACRED HEART OF VAILSBURG). THE STAFF IN TOTALITY ARE COMMITTED TO THE GIRLS. WE HAVE RUN INTO SO MANY WOMEN WHO ATTENDED SVA. THEY STILL SPEAK VERY HIGHLY OF SVA. MY DAUGHTER INITIALLY WANTED NO PARTS OF SVA; BUT MOMMY KNOWS BEST. SHE NOW APPRECIATES SVA, HER EXPERIENCES HERE, THE CURRICULUM, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, COMMUNITY SERVICE, HER FRIENDS AND OF COURSE THOSE VERY SPECIAL TEACHERS WHO FOLLOWED HER FROM FRESHMAN YEAR TO PRESENT. MY DAUGHTER HAS GROWN INTO A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN. I AM NOT THE KIND OF PARENT WHO SITS BACK AND EXPECTS SOMEONE ELSE TO DO FOR MY CHILD. SHE IS WELL ROUNDED FROM HOME, SCHOOL, CHURCH AND THE COMMUNITY. IT TRULY TAKES A VILLAGE. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER. I SING THE PRAISES OF SVA ALL THE TIME. MY HEART IS FULL. I LOVE SVA. - Posted by Parent

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