Burlington, New Jersey
|Faculty||30 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||Pre K - 12|
|Enrollment||230  (2013-14)|
|Student to teacher ratio||7.6 |
|Campus size||13 acres (53,000 m2)|
|Campus type||Suburban on the Delaware River|
|Athletics conference||Penn-Jersey Athletic Association
NJSIAA Parochial B
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.
- Official website
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. NJ-317, "Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Burlington, Burlington County, NJ", 1 photo, 3 data pages, supplemental material
- Frank Greenagel, "Chapel of the Holy Innocents", New Jersey Churchscapes, 2010
- Data for Doane Academy, National Center for Education Statistics