Fast Facts

Student Demographic
Graduation Rate

100 % 


  • Founded in Newark in 1869 and in continual operation since that time.


  • Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.


  • A private, Middle States accredited, college-preparatory high school for young women.


  • 249 students drawn from Newark and the surrounding areas.


  • 61% of students are Black, 30% are White, 5% are Biracial, 2% are Native American, and 2% are Asian. 42% of our students are Hispanic.


  • 45% are Roman Catholic.


  • 71% are eligible for free or reduced lunch through the Federal School Lunch Program, based on incomes as a percentage of federal poverty guidelines. For 2019, the federal poverty level for a family of four was $33,475.


  • Average daily attendance is 97%.


  • College preparatory program also includes honors, AP and dual college credit courses.


  • Annually, 100% of graduates continue their education after high school. All members of the Class of 2019 were accepted into colleges of their choice.  One graduate entered the U.S. Navy. Merit awards and scholarships totaled more than $11 million.


  • Tuition of $5,600 in 2019-2020 compares with an actual cost per pupil of approximately $13,000. For Newark public high schools, the actual cost per pupil in 2017-18 was $23,938.


  • An $8.6 million academic wing, completed in 2004, houses a library/media center, classrooms, offices, a student services center, art studio and gym/auditorium.


  • A supportive academic environment is highlighted by an innovative Freshman Program that provides students with the skills, self-confidence and discipline to succeed in high school and prepare for college.  A new offering, Biomedical Science, meets the needs of those students with a particular interest in the life sciences.  


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


  • Approximately 15% of alumnae actively participate in SVA annual appeals and fundraising efforts. 

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