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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 258 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,180
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1

Top Rankings

St. Dominic Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
258 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
St. Dominic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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


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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 258 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,180
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1

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The average private school tuition in Hudson County, NJ is $14,496 for elementary schools and $12,799 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hudson County, NJ is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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