My years at SVA taught me about independence, creativity and faith. After graduating, I was confident that if I worked hard, I could achieve anything I wanted. I also made lifelong friends and learned how important service was for a fulfilling life. – Rashana ‘94
For more than 140 years, the Sisters of Charity and our lay partners have educated young women here in Newark. Saint Vincent Academy has been witness to and participant in the evolution of the city of Newark as it welcomed successive waves of immigrants, moved from a manufacturing base to a corporate center, struggled to address issues of racism and civil rights, and embraced the early years of the 21st century with renewed optimism. Today, we play a singular role as Newark’s only Catholic, college preparatory school for young women, making a unique contribution through the commitment to service and community leadership that marks our graduates.
Saint Vincent Academy, founded in 1869 and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is a Catholic, college preparatory high school for women of diverse backgrounds, many of whom face societal and economic challenges. Located in Newark, New Jersey, the Academy prepares urban women to be creative participants in society by empowering them with rigorous academic learning and life-enhancing Gospel teachings. This nurturing, disciplined community supports a culture of high expectations, a love of learning and the attainment of the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that promote personal and professional fulfillment.
The Academy instills in students confidence in themselves as women, an understanding of the power of community, and the belief in God’s love for them. Saint Vincent Academy inspires students to develop lifelong commitments to Christian service and a capacity for hope, compassionate leadership and the desire to transform the world into a more just and peaceful society.