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Facts at a Glance


Tuition and Financial Aid

Grades 7-8: $10,000 + fees. Grades 9-12: $12,500 + fees. 454 students (about 80% of all students) have been awarded tuition aid for a total of $2.26 million; the average grant is $5,460.


Seventeen of the fifty-one faculty members are alumni of St. Benedict’s, and seven are monks of Newark Abbey. Fifty-one faculty members hold bachelor’s degrees, twenty-one hold master’s, and six have earned their doctorates.

School Calendar

First Term: 5 weeks in August. 7-8 Grades and FY take four academic courses that continue in the fall. UD/SY take intensive advanced or remedial courses. Fall/Winter Terms: two 14-week semesters. College prep courses with many activities and sports. Spring Phase: 5 weeks in May, which also includes out-of-classroom and community service projects and exchange programs through The Network of Complementary Schools.

Interscholastic Sports (12)

Crew (Fall & Spring), cross-country, soccer, water polo, basketball, fencing, swimming, track (Indoor & Outdoor), wrestling, baseball, golf and crew.


Choir, jazz band, wind ensemble, drama guild, newspaper, yearbook, photography, literary magazine, hiking & camping, campus ministry, Model U.N. and 520 Corp. (student maintenance company).

College Acceptance Data

From the Classes of 2009 through 2015, 95% have gone directly to college. Among them are Amherst, Bates, Boston College, Bowdoin, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Drexel, Drew, Fairfield, Franklin & Marshall, Georgetown, George Washington, Holy Cross, Howard, Johns Hopkins, Lehigh, Loyola, Montclair State, Morehouse, NJIT, NYU, Northeastern, Penn, Pomona, RPI, Princeton, Providence, Rutgers, Scranton, St. Anselm, St. Bonventure, St. John’s (MN), St. Vincent, Seton Hall, Stanford, Stevens, Swarthmore, USNA, USMA, Villanova, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wesleyan, and Williams.

Buildings and Grounds

15 buildings on 12 acres in Newark’s University Heights.

  • Newark Abbey, St. Mary’s Church, Abbey Hospitality Center.
  • Old Building (headmaster, admissions and financial aid, laboratories, computing center, bookstore, classrooms).
  • Cawley Hall (Conlin Auditorium, cafeteria, infirmary, classrooms).
  • Radel Library (reading and reference room)
  • St. Mary’s Hall (art studios, classrooms).
  • Turrell House (residence for faculty, students and guests).
  • Radel Office Building (Starfire Counseling Center).
  • Henry & Agnes Brennan (HAB) Center (pool, gym, classrooms).
  • Shanley Gym (gym, athletic locker rooms and house lockers).
  • Recreation Complex (2 fields, track, plaza).
  • Bishop Joseph Francis Hall (advancement and alumni, business office, college counseling).
  • Fr. Theodore Howarth, O.S.B. Field House (fencing room, locker rooms, maintenance department).
  • Leahy House (dormitory for 60 students with 4 faculty apartments).
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