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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1878
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students258 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Dominic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,180
Tuition NotesPlus $400 registration fee
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Admissions DirectorAndrea Apruzzese


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Montclair
    Grades: PK-12 | 1054 students
    10.3 miles
    201 Valley Road
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    (973) 746-9800
    10.3 PK-12
  • Jersey City
    Grades: 9-12 | 492 students
    0.3 miles
    790 Bergen Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201) 332-5970
    0.3 9-12
  • Jersey City
    St. Aloysius High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 310 students
    0.8 miles
    721 West Side Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201) 435-9240
    0.8 9-12
  • Bayonne
    Marist High School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 309 students
    3 miles
    1241 Kennedy Blvd
    Bayonne, NJ 07002
    (201) 431-4545
    3 9-12
  • Caldwell
    Mount Saint Dominic Academy
    All-girls (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Grades: 9-12 | 316 students
    12.7 miles
    3 Ryerson Avenue
    Caldwell, NJ 07006
    (973) 226-0660
    12.7 9-12

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