Doane Academy

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Doane Academy
Right Onward
350 Riverbank
Burlington, New Jersey

Type Private, Coed.
Established 1837
Faculty 30 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades Pre K - 12
Enrollment 230 [1] (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 7.6 [1]
Campus size 13 acres (53,000 m2)
Campus type Suburban on the Delaware River
Color(s)      Blue
Athletics conference Penn-Jersey Athletic Association
NJSIAA Parochial B
Mascot Sparty
Team name Spartans
Affiliation Episcopal

Doane Academy is a coeducational private day school located in Burlington, New Jersey. It was founded as St. Mary's Hall in May 1837 by Bishop George Washington Doane, the second Episcopal bishop of New Jersey. He established an all-girls, academic boarding school, which predated the founding of Mount Holyoke College by several months. Originally founded to educate women the same as men, it taught girls and women as undergraduates and postgraduates. In 1966 an all-boys school, Doane Academy, was founded in Burlington in association with St. Mary's Hall. In 1974, the two private schools were merged to form the co-educational St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy. In April 2008 the name was shortened to Doane Academy, which serves as the current name.

Several buildings on campus are of historical importance, including the Chapel of the Holy Innocents, which has been called the first Gothic cruciform church in the United States. The building has been recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), with measured drawings held by the Library of Congress.

The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1989.[2]

As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 230 students and 30 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.6.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Doane Academy, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 9, 2011.
  2. ^ Doane Academy, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed August 9, 2011.

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Coordinates: 40°04′46″N 74°52′00″W / 40.0794°N 74.8668°W / 40.0794; -74.8668