Burlington, New Jersey
|Faculty||37 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||Pre K - 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||6.3:1|
|Campus size||13 acres (53,000 m2)|
|Campus type||Suburban on the Delaware River|
|Athletics||Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Crew, Basketball|
|Athletics conference||Penn-Jersey Athletic Association
NJSIAA Parochial B
|Alumni||Society of Graduates of St. Mary's Hall and Doane Academy|
Doane Academy is a coeducational independent private day school located in Burlington, New Jersey. It was founded as St. Mary's Hall in May 1837 by the Right Reverend George Washington Doane, the second Episcopal bishop of New Jersey, and is recognized as the first all-girls, academic boarding school in the United States. Originally founded to offer an education equal to that of men, it accepted girls and young women as undergraduates and postgraduates. In 1966 an all-boys school, Doane Academy, was opened in Burlington in association with St. Mary's Hall. In 1974, the two schools merged to form the co-educational St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy. In April 2008 the name was shortened to Doane Academy.
Three 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 campus is currently expanding, with the construction of Rowan Hall (Nov 2015), a three-story building which will add eleven classrooms as well as meeting and administrative spaces.
In January 2015, the school announced that Henry Rowan (1923-2015) and his wife Eleanor, long-time benefactors, had established a $17 million endowment for Doane Academy, with the proceeds available to the school in perpetuity. With the donation, Doane Academy has built a new building, Rowan Hall, which connects Scarborough Hall (1912) and Odenheimer Hall (1868) and unifies the campus.
Doane Academy is a member of NJAIS, NAIS and NAES.
- School Data for Doane Academy, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 29, 2015.
- Doane Academy, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed August 9, 2011.
- Urciuoli, Brielle. "Doane Academy in Burlington City receives $17M gift from Rowan foundation", NJ.com, January 9, 2015. Accessed June 6, 2016. "A $17 million gift from the Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation will allow the Doane Academy, which was on the brink of closing just 15 years ago, to continue its transformation into a thriving college prep school, the school announced Friday."
- 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