School Achievements

97% of the students from the Class of 2020 are continuing their education at colleges and universities in and outside our state. Two students have decided to take a gap year. 100% have been accepted to college.


The Class of 2020 has earned more than $5.1 million in merit-based grants and scholarships.

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Each year, all or nearly all of our graduates go on to college.  


Recent graduates have been accepted into the following colleges and universities:



American University

Anna Maria College

Barnard College of Columbia University

Berklee School of Music 

Binghamton University 

Bloomfield College 

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Caldwell College

College of Saint Elizabeth

Centenary College

Colby College
College of New Jersey

Cornell University

Delaware State University

Drew University

Drexel University

Duquesne University

Essex County College 

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Felician College

Florida A&M

Fordham University

George Washington University

Georgian Court University

Hampton University

Harvard University

Howard University

John Cabot University 

Johns Hopkins University

Kean University 

LaSalle University 

Lincoln Unversity

Manhattanville College

Marymount College

Monmouth University

Montclair State University

Morgan Sate University

Mount Holyoke College

New Jersey City University

New Jersey Institute of Technology

New York University

Norfolk State University 

North Carolina Central University 

Northeastern University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Pace University 

Penn State University 

Princeton University

Rutgers University

Ramapo College

Seton Hall University

Smith College

Spelman College

Saint Elizabeth University

Saint Peter’s College

Stevens Institute of Technology

State University of New York

Swarthmore College

Temple University

Trinity College

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts 

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Maryland

University of North Carolina

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania 

University of Pittsburgh

University of Richmond

University of Virginia
Villanova University

Virginia State University
Wellesley College


Alumna Samantha J. '18 was selected to be the student representative for The Newark Museum Explorers Program. This program was named a finalist for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award!  Not only did Samantha represent the Newark Museum Explorers Program, she also had the additional honor of being the student speaker at the awards ceremony. 

If you would like to hear Samantha's speech, please click link below.

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