The Academy of Saint Elizabeth- An All girls Catholic School!


The Academy of Saint Elizabeth

Heads up Mommies! There’s another open house coming up. It’s time to talk about the Academy of St. Elizabeth in Jersey City. Academy of St. Elizabeth is a single sex- all girls’ school. They believe that in an all girls’ environment there is further opportunity for them to excel and work at their highest potential. In this blog I will go into more details about what this school has to offer. However, if you would like to check this out for yourself you can do so very soon! Academy of St. Elizabeth in Jersey City is having an open house on Wednesday November 13th at 7:00pm. There is no registration required! You can simply arrive at Academy of St. Elizabeth, which is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls. Another very important date to remember if you are interested in this school is the Admission testing date, which is to take place on Saturday November 16th at 8:30am. Don’t forget to save the dates!


The Academy of Saint Elizabeth is an independent, Catholic all girl school whose goal is to prepare young women for college. At Academy of St. Elizabeth in Jersey City, they aim to “promote disciplines of academic excellence and moral responsibility within a nurturing faith community.” They believe that single gender education at this level is crucial in inspiring women in society to want to develop their leadership roles. Along with this belief, the teachers at the Academy of Saint Elizabeth know that it is important to uphold programs that develop and reflect the needs and interests of college-bound students. They maintain a small sized classroom so that each student can receive as much personal attention as possible.

Now, let’s talk tuition. The tuition rate at Academy of St. Elizabeth is 17,000. Now, this actually does not include the general fee or book fees, field trips etc. I know this is a large amount of money. However, what if I told you that at the Academy of St. Elizabeth they offer up scholarships and/or Financial Aid? Now we’re talking, right?

At The Academy of Saint Elizabeth they award Merit Scholarships yearly. These awards are given based on superior scored on the entrance exam amongst other exceptional performances displayed by the student. The other option is to opt for Financial Aid. If you feel that your family may qualify for financial aid, when applying you need to make this known to the admissions office. You will then be required to submit family income statements, number of children that are currently in school and a copy of the family W-2 and 1040 forms to ensure that you do qualify. After that, if you do qualify they will let you know how much, all or some, of your child tuition will be covered.

Lastly, I would like to inform you all about the extracurricular activities made available to the students of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth in Jersey City. These activities are designed for each student to develop leadership skills and self -confidence but most importantly, these activities are in place so that each of these young ladies can have a place to just have fun while they develop different life skills. The Academy of St. Elizabeth offers activities such as the language club, the science club, the spring musical, the girls learn international club, the yearbook committee, literary magazine, forensics and student council among other things. If just one of these things sound of interest to you and/or your child, why not take a look? As I stated at the top the Academy of Saint Elizabeth in Jersey City is hosting an Open house on November 13th. Feel free to stop by or visit their website at Happy school hunting everyone!

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