Academy Of Saint Elizabeth

  • Established in 1860, the Academy of Saint Elizabeth is the oldest high school for girls in the state of New Jersey, a designation that affirms the highest levels of tradition, excellence, and vitality.
  • Our goal is to inspire each of our young women to acquire a strong sense of self, a purpose, and a vision; to develop her talents and leadership skills and to imbue in her a code of moral responsibility that will be her compass for life's journey.
  • The Academy of Saint Elizabeth is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.
  • The Academy's mission is to promote the disciplines of academic excellence and moral responsibility within a nurturing community of faith.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students144 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Academy Of Saint Elizabeth Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Morristown
    Villa Walsh Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 226 students
    3 miles
    455 Western Ave
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 538-3680
    3 7-12
    226
  • Denville
    Grades: 9-12 | 422 students
    5.5 miles
    200 Morris Ave
    Denville, NJ 07834
    (973) 627-6674
    5.5 9-12
    422
  • Morristown
    Grades: 6-12 | 571 students
    3 miles
    70 Whippany Road
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 539-3032
    3 6-12
    571
  • Watchung
    Mt St Mary Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 370 students
    14 miles
    1645 Us Highway 22
    Watchung, NJ 07069
    (908) 757-0108
    14 9-12
    370
  • Caldwell
    Mount Saint Dominic Academy
    All-girls (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Grades: 9-12 | 316 students
    11.9 miles
    3 Ryerson Avenue
    Caldwell, NJ 07006
    (973) 226-0660
    11.9 9-12
    316

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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My daughter is a Freshman and absolutely loves it! The campus is big and beautiful with athletic fields, tennis courts, and a swimming pool, and the classes are small (12-14). The buildings itself are authentic, with a brand new science lab. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers are interested and helpful. The Varsity sports teams are great, and everyone can play the sport they want. Also, St. E's is the only school with an all year round Equestrian team!
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The Academy of Saint Elizabeth has been a positive experience for my daughter. She has been able to explore a variety of interests as a novice that she would not have been able to at our public high school. The small class size allows her to have a relationship with each one of her teachers past and present, who are invested in her success. I am watching as the Academy of Saint Elizabeth is fostering my daughter and her classmates in becoming confident young women and our future leaders.
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This school has been a positive and challenging experience for our daughter. She came from a public school and has thrived with the academic challenges of the honors and AP classes. She has improved on on her PSAT scores each year, and the school is focused on getting girls to the next level. With a small school, they have challenged her to be a leader and join clubs and participate in sports, all things that she would not have done in the local public school. She has risen to the challenge. My daughter is looking forward to succeeding in the next level of education, and becoming a leader in the community due to the teachings at AOSE. The faculty encourages her to be the best person she can become and she has thrived at the school. The school is also conveniently located on the Morris & Essex line of NJ transit which, while a worry at first, has turned into a positive experience of meeting other students from both AOSE and other schools on the train line. I highly recommend the Academy of Saint Elizabeth. The single sex education has been something that both my wife and myself wish that we had had while growing up after seeing the positive results in our daughter.
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