Saint Vincent Academy

Saint Vincent Academy (SVA), is a four-year, Catholic, college preparatory school for women located on West Market Street in Newark, New Jersey, United States. It operates under the supervision of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.[5] The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary School since 1990.[2]

Saint Vincent Academy
Saint Vincent Academy New Building.jpg
228 West Market Street

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United States
Coordinates40°44′36″N 74°11′14″W / 40.74333°N 74.18722°W / 40.74333; -74.18722Coordinates: 40°44′36″N 74°11′14″W / 40.74333°N 74.18722°W / 40.74333; -74.18722
TypePrivate, All-Girls
MottoClassmate by Chance, Sister by Choice
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic Church
FounderSisters of Charity
Sister schoolSaint Benedict's Preparatory School
NCES School ID00861638[4]
PresidentSister June Favata, SC
PrincipalJoan M. Tyburczy
Student Services DirectorMary F. Nolan
Faculty26.5 FTEs[4]
Enrollment248 (as of 2017–18)[4]
Student to teacher ratio9.4:1[4]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)  Blue and   gold[3]
Athletics5 sports
Athletics conferenceNorth Jersey Catholic Girls League; Super Essex Conference (2009)
Team nameLady Panthers[3]
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
PublicationExpressions (literary magazine)
Tuition$5,800 (2020-21)[1]
Athletic DirectorLeanne Sleboda

As of the 2017–18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 248 students and 26.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.4:1. The school's student body was 58.9% (146) Black, 19.4% (48) White, 12.9% (32) Hispanic, 5.2% (13) two or more races and 2.8% (7) Asian.[4]


The academy was founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, and named for St. Vincent de Paul. Saint Vincent Academy currently holds the distinction of being the only private high school for women in the city of Newark in New Jersey. The current administrative team consists of Sister June Favata, S.C. Sr. Margaret Killough, S.C., and Ms. Mary F. Nolan. This school has one of the highest graduation rates of any school in Newark and Essex County.[6] Down the street from Saint Vincent Academy is Science Park High School, Essex County College, History High, Saint Benedict's Preparatory School and next to that school is Arts High.


The Saint Vincent Academy Panthers[3] compete in the Super Essex Conference, which was established following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[7] With 366 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2019–20 school year as Non-Public B for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 37 to 366 students in that grade range (equivalent to Group II for public schools).[8]


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