We, the Missionary Franciscan Sisters, lay faculty, and staff of Saint Francis Academy of the Archdiocese of Newark are committed to continue the educational ministry of Jesus and dedicate ourselves to His fundamental command: "Go teach all nations".
Our philosophy places a strong emphasis on service to others, personal spirituality focusing on strong moral convictions, self-discipline, academic achievement, respect for the dignity of all human beings, and a sense of responsibility for the care of God's gift of creation.
The academic nature of Saint Francis Academy is characterized by an integration of the basic skills in all areas of the curriculum.
Helping students meet the demands of an ever-changing and technological world requires ability to apprehend and the capacity to retain acquired knowledge.
The faculty of Saint Francis Academy recognizes the individuality of every child and strives to encourage self- esteem based upon concrete achievement and progress.
We develop and nurture the unique talents of each child.
Children in SFA are valued. Parents, community, and church play an integral role in the educational process of St.
Francis Academy helping to develop citizens who are responsible and accountable for their actions who can effectively function spiritually, politically economically, and socially in a just and democratic society.
We believe this can be accomplished through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit guiding us to the attainment of our goals and in important decision-making policies.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 302 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered
6 sports

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 302 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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