St Dominic Academy

  • Since 1878, Saint Dominic Academy (SDA) has been providing young women with the tools to develop intellectually, spiritually, and socially.
  • We prepare our students to meet the demands of an ever-changing world, in an environment that values mutual respect, open communication, service and responsibility.
  • We strive to give our students a genuine love for justice, truth and traditional Christian values.
  • With an ethnically diverse student body and a vibrant urban setting, we offer a rich and supportive environment for achievement in the sciences and humanities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1878

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type All-girls
Students by Grade St Dominic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,180
Tuition Notes Plus $400 registration fee
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Admissions Director Andrea Apruzzese

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
DanceSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

School Notes

  • Saint Dominic Academy is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for girls in grades 7-12, which has been empowering young women for leadership since 1878.  Sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, NJ Saint Dominic Academy is rooted in Christian values but proudly embraces its richly diverse community of learners.  SDA is a community of many different ethnicities, religious backgrounds and heritages.  The Academy is located in an historic building at 2572 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.The Academy`s college preparatory program features a rigorous academic curriculum, including honors and advanced placement courses as well as classes through the VHS On-Line Learning Collaborative.  Additionally, students can earn college credits through programs with both Saint Peter's University and Seton Hall University.    A rich array of co-curricular offerings includes award-winning athletics program, a National and State champion dance team, literary and artistic publications, service opportunities and a comprehensive women`s choral program, which along with winning many regional and national competitions, sung for Pope Francis in Rome on January 1, 2016.  
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