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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 301 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1959
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students
301 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Francis Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does St. Francis Academy offer?
St. Francis Academy offers 6 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Track and Field and Winter Track.
What is St. Francis Academy's ranking?
St. Francis Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Francis Academy?
The application deadline for St. Francis Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 301 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Hudson County, NJ is $16,230 for elementary schools and $14,469 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hudson County, NJ is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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