Benedictine Academy

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Benedictine Academy
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Address
840 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ (Union County), 07208
Coordinates 40°41′2″N 74°12′54″W / 40.68389°N 74.21500°W / 40.68389; -74.21500Coordinates: 40°41′2″N 74°12′54″W / 40.68389°N 74.21500°W / 40.68389; -74.21500
Information
Type Private, All-Girls
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1915
President Sr. Germaine Fritz, OSB
Principal James Sarto
Asst. Principal Andrea Banks-Suggs
Faculty 17.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 166 (as of 2009-10)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 9.8:1[1]
Color(s) Green and White         
Slogan Listen, Learn, Love and Lead...this is the Benedictine Way!
Athletics conference Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference
Team name Green Bees
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Director of Guidance Sr. Donna Jo Repetti, OSF
Admissions Director Analisa Branco
Athletic Director Mike Jones
Website

Benedictine Academy is a Catholic parochial, college preparatory high school that serves young women in grades 9 through 12 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The school was opened in 1915 by the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth, Saint Walburga Monastery, and operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.[3]

The school is overseen by the New Jersey Department of Education and has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1996.[2]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 166 students and 17.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.8:1.[1] Benedictine Academy welcomes students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins. The student body is 29% Hispanic/Latino, 43% African American,16% White, 8% Asian, and 4% multiracial. The BA faculty comprises Benedictine Sisters, members of other religious communities and lay teachers, 70% of whom have advanced degrees.

Awards and recognition[edit]

In June 2011, Benedictine Academy was recognized as the National Jefferson Award Jefferson Awards for Public Service "Best New School" in recognition of programs developed at the school to combat bullying and human trafficking.[4]

Athletics[edit]

Benedictine Academy competes in the Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, following a 2010 reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.[5]

Graduation requirements[edit]

Graduation requirements include: 4 years of English, Math, Religious Studies, and Physical Education/Health & Safety; 3 years of Lab Sciences, Social Studies, and World Language; 2 years of American History, 1 year of World Cultures, and 1 year of Art. Advanced Placement and Honors Courses are offered in Biology, Pre-Calculus, English Literature, U.S. History, French and Spanish. Elective Courses are offered in Economics, Computer Technology, Psychology, Law, Media, and the Arts.

Technology[edit]

The school has a computer lab, SMART boards in every classroom, a new interactive science lab, high-speed wireless Internet access for students, and an integrated laptop program.

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