St. Raymond Academy

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Saint Raymond Academy For Girls
Address
1725 Castle Hill Avenue
New York City (Parkchester, Bronx), New York, 10462
United States
Coordinates 40°50′31″N 73°51′16″W / 40.84194°N 73.85444°W / 40.84194; -73.85444Coordinates: 40°50′31″N 73°51′16″W / 40.84194°N 73.85444°W / 40.84194; -73.85444
Information
Type Private, All-Female
Motto Commitment to Excellence
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Sisters of Charity
Established 1960
Principal Sr. Mary Ann D'Antonio
Pastor Monsignor John Graham
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Blue, Yellow and White             
Sports Volleyball, Basketball and Softball
Team name Lady Ravens
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Athletic Director M. Torres
Advancement Director L. Schaller
Website

St. Raymond Academy For Girls is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, New York. It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Saint Raymond Academy for Girls has been accredited by the NYS Board of Regents since 1965. The Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association first granted the Academy accreditation effective May 2003 – 2010. The school received reaccreditation from the Middle States Association for the period of 2010 through 2017. It is located next to the Church of St Raymond.

Background[edit]

St. Raymond Academy was established in 1960 by the Sisters of Charity, a congregation of religious women in the Catholic Church whose primary missions are education and nursing. For nearly 200 years, the Sisters of Charity of New York have served the needs of the poor. The congregation's history begins with its foundress, Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was later canonized as the first American-born saint. Since Saint Raymond Academy for Girls opened its doors in 1960, their motto has been Commitment to Excellence.

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Statistics[edit]

  • For the Class of 2006, 89% plan to continue their post secondary education at a four year college
  • 80% of the class of 2006 graduated with an NYS Regents Diploma.
  • The mean SAT I score was 440 for critical reading and 450 for the math and writing sections.
  • 100% of the students who took the Advanced Placement exam in Spanish have earned college credit.[2]
  • The only remaining Religious Sister from the school's founding congregation, The Sisters of Charity is the Academy Principal, Sr. Mary Ann D'Antonio.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b SRA. "St. Raymond Academy". St. Raymond Academy website. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
Bibliography

"Our history". Archived from the original on 2007-01-05. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 

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