St Vincent Academy

  • Saint Vincent Academy (SVA), founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young women of richly diverse and often politically, socially and economically underrepresented cultures.
  • Located in Newark, New Jersey, the Academy empowers urban women to take their place in society by providing them with a rigorous academic program, rooted in Gospel values, characterized by consistently high expectations and supported by a nurturing, disciplined community.
  • The Academy prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes requisite to productive living.
  • SVA fosters in its students a secure sense of themselves as women, a belief in God's love, an appreciation for the power of community, a commitment to Christian service, a capacity for compassionate leadership and a desire to contribute to the betterment of society.
  • As part of its mission, SVA strives to provide an atmosphere of learning and individual development that extends well beyond our campus and into the larger community.
  • Inspired, nurtured and challenged by our dedicated faculty, our young women excel not only in the classroom but in the world.
  • Youll find our graduates among the leaders in their professions, their communities, and their personal lives.
  • Whether teaching, healing, organizing, leading or helping, our graduates never stop seeking to achieve that level of excellence that best reflects their individual interests, abilities and goals.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1869

Student Body

Total Students289 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade St Vincent Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Saint Vincent Academy (SVA), founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young women of richly diverse and often politically, socially and economically underrepresented cultures. Located in Newark, New Jersey, the Academy empowers urban women to take their place in society by providing them with a rigorous academic program, rooted in Gospel values, characterized by consistently high expectations and supported by a nurturing, disciplined community. The Academy prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes requisite to productive living. SVA fosters in its students a secure sense of themselves as women, a belief in God's love, an appreciation for the power of community, a commitment to Christian service, a capacity for compassionate leadership and a desire to contribute to the betterment of society. As part of its mission, SVA strives to provide an atmosphere of learning and individual development that extends well beyond our campus and into the larger community. Inspired, nurtured and challenged by our dedicated faculty, our young women excel not only in the classroom but in the world. Youll find our graduates among the leaders in their professions, their communities, and their personal lives. Whether teaching, healing, organizing, leading or helping, our graduates never stop seeking to achieve that level of excellence that best reflects their individual interests, abilities and goals.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Montclair
    Grades: 9-12 | 173 students
    5.3 miles
    33 Cottage Place
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    (973)744-7445
    5.3 9-12
    173
  • Livingston
    Grades: 6-12 | 599 students
    9.3 miles
    91 South Orange Avenue
    Livingston, NJ 07039
    (973)992-7000
    9.3 6-12
    599
  • Caldwell
    Grades: 9-12 | 316 students
    7.6 miles
    3 Ryerson Avenue
    Caldwell, NJ 07006
    (973)226-0660
    7.6 9-12
    316
  • Elizabeth
    Benedictine Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 183 students
    4.4 miles
    840 N Broad St
    Elizabeth, NJ 07208
    (908)352-0670
    4.4 9-12
    183
  • Clark
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    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
    10.1 miles
    One Valley Road
    Clark, NJ 07066
    (732)382-1952
    10.1 9-12
    400

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Strengths - academics, religious teachings, self confidence. Highly recommended. The experience at SVA will prepare you emotionally, mentally and, spiritually for your entire life after SVA.
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I LOVE ST. VINCENT ACADEMY (NWK). I KNEW MY DAUGHTER WAS GOING TO BE A STUDENT HERE WHEN SHE WAS STILL IN GRAMMAR SCHOOL (SACRED HEART OF VAILSBURG). THE STAFF IN TOTALITY ARE COMMITTED TO THE GIRLS. WE HAVE RUN INTO SO MANY WOMEN WHO ATTENDED SVA. THEY STILL SPEAK VERY HIGHLY OF SVA. MY DAUGHTER INITIALLY WANTED NO PARTS OF SVA; BUT MOMMY KNOWS BEST. SHE NOW APPRECIATES SVA, HER EXPERIENCES HERE, THE CURRICULUM, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, COMMUNITY SERVICE, HER FRIENDS AND OF COURSE THOSE VERY SPECIAL TEACHERS WHO FOLLOWED HER FROM FRESHMAN YEAR TO PRESENT. MY DAUGHTER HAS GROWN INTO A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN. I AM NOT THE KIND OF PARENT WHO SITS BACK AND EXPECTS SOMEONE ELSE TO DO FOR MY CHILD. SHE IS WELL ROUNDED FROM HOME, SCHOOL, CHURCH AND THE COMMUNITY. IT TRULY TAKES A VILLAGE. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER. I SING THE PRAISES OF SVA ALL THE TIME. MY HEART IS FULL. I LOVE SVA.
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