St. Francis Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1959
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students302 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Francis Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Track and Field, Winter TrackBalletBasketball,
Track and FieldWinter Track,
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hoboken
    Grades: PK-8 | 339 students
    1.2 miles
    555 7th St
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    (201) 963-9535
    1.2 PK-8
  • Union City
    Grades: K-8 | 244 students
    0.3 miles
    1501 New York Avenue
    Union City, NJ 07087
    (201) 863-8433
    0.3 K-8
  • Union City
    Grades: K-8 | 155 students
    0.5 miles
    700 Central Avenue
    Union City, NJ 07087
    (201) 864-5605
    0.5 K-8
  • West New York
    Grades: PK-8 | 201 students
    2.4 miles
    6408 Palisade Avenue
    West New York, NJ 07093
    (201) 861-3227
    2.4 PK-8
  • Union City
    Grades: NS-12 | 231 students
    0.2 miles
    501 15th St
    Union City, NJ 07087
    (201) 223-9920
    0.2 NS-12

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