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Our History

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth of New Jersey opened Saint Vincent Academy in 1869 and continue to sponsor the Academy.  For 150 years, Saint Vincent Academy has graduated women of faith, service, character and competence - women whose hopes reach beyond themselves to the good of their families, friends, and neighbors.


Saint Vincent Academy has been witness 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 21st century with renewed optimism.  Today, we play a singular role as Newark's only Catholic, college-preparatory school exclusively for young women, making a unique contribution through the commitment to learning, service, integrity and leadership that marks our graduates.  

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