Benedictine Academy

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Benedictine Academy
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Benedictine Academy is located in Union County, New Jersey
Benedictine Academy
Benedictine Academy
Benedictine Academy is located in New Jersey
Benedictine Academy
Benedictine Academy
840 North Broad Street

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United States
Coordinates40°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
TypePrivate, All-Girls
MottoListen, Learn, Love and Lead... this is the Benedictine Way!
(Whatever hurts my sister, hurts me. Whatever helps my sister, helps me.)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
School board310310
PresidentSr. Sharon McHugh, OSB
AdministratorAshley Powell
Faculty24.1 FTEs[1]
Enrollment183 (as of 2015-16)[1]
Student to teacher ratio7.6:1[1]
Color(s)     Green and
Athletics conferenceUnion County Interscholastic Athletic Conference
MascotThe Green Bee
Team nameGreen Bees[2]
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
YearbookThe Benedictine
School feesapprox. $600.00
Tuition$7,950 (2016-17)[4]
AffiliationBenedictine Sisters of Elizabeth
Director of GuidancePatricia Moseley
Admissions DirectorAnalisa Branco
Athletic DirectorDarren Michael Jones

Benedictine Academy is a Catholic parochial, college preparatory high school that serves young women in ninth through twelfth grades in Elizabeth, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. 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.[5]

The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1996.[3]

As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 183 students and 24.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.6:1. The school's student body was 36.6% Hispanic, 35.5% Black, 19.7% White, 2.7% Asian and 5.5% two or more races.[1] Benedictine Academy welcomes students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins. 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 Jefferson Awards for Public Service "Best New School" in recognition of programs developed at the school to combat bullying and human trafficking.[6]


The Benedictine Academy Green Bees[2] compete 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.[7]

Graduation requirements[edit]

Graduation requirements include: 4 years of English, Math, Religious Studies, and Physical Education/Health & Safety; 3 years of Science, Social Studies, and World Language; 2 years of American History, 1 year of World Culture, 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.


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.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Benedictine Academy, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Benedictine Academy, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 30, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Benedictine Academy Archived April 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed October 1, 2011.
  4. ^ Tuition, Benedictine Academy. Accessed August 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Union County Catholic High Schools, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed August 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Staff. "Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth receives National Jefferson Award", Suburban News,July 18, 2011. Accessed October 1, 2011.
  7. ^ League Memberships – 2016-2017 Archived 2012-11-09 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 17, 2017.
  8. ^ Lauren H. Carson, Rhode Island General Assembly. Accessed February 23, 2018. "She is a graduate of Benedictine Academy in New Jersey."

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