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Fast Facts

Student Demographic
Graduation Rate

98-100 % 


  • Saint Vincent Academy, located in Newark New Jersey, was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1869.

  • The Academy is a private, Middle States accredited, college-preparatory high school for young women. 

  • The academic year 2023-2024 is SVA’s 155th year of educating young women.

  • In 2018, a Board of Trustees was formed to govern the Academy.

  • 59% of students identify as Black/African American, 35% as Latina/Hispanic, and the remaining 6% as Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, White or Biracial. 

  • 42% of students are Roman Catholic.  The remaining majority is Christian, a small percentage is Muslim.

  • Tuition of $5,800 in 2023-2024 contrasts to an actual per-student cost of approximately $16,349.

  • The Promise Scholars Program, initiated in 2021, provides qualified students with full four-year scholarships.  In addition, a fully funded tuition aid/scholarship program complements the universal subsidy of $10,549.

  • Average daily attendance is 97%.

  • Student to faculty ratio is: 10 to 1. 

  • Annually, 98% to 100% of graduates continue their education after high school in colleges of their choice.

  • The course of studies includes honors, AP and dual credit courses (college/high school).

  • Also, the curriculum includes multiple elective courses, extra-curriculars, clubs and sports programs.

  • A rigorous academic program is highlighted by an innovative Freshman Program which equips students with the knowledge, skills, self-confidence and discipline to succeed in high school, college and life.

  • A unique service education program, Students-in-Community, reinforces the importance of community, civic responsibility and the Gospel value of service to others.

  • A Biomedical course is part of our 8 lab science STEM curriculum.  Engineering courses will be added in 2023.  (The construction of two science labs in the original gym was completed at the end of July 2023.)

  • An $8.6 million academic wing, completed in 2003, houses a library/media center, 4 classrooms, a student services center, art studio, gym/auditorium and the development office. 

  • Approximately 13% of alumnae actively participate in SVA annual appeals and fundraising initiatives. 

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