Our Property & Grounds
Newark Abbey is home to St. Benedict’s Prep.
A shared and sacred space, Newark Abbey is a beautiful 12-acre Property in the city's University Heights neighborhood. The Property as it is known, encompasses the monastery, St. Mary’s Church and the School’s Middle, Boys Prep and Girls Prep Divisions. In addition to the Property at 520 MLK Boulevard, St. Benedict’s operates its Elementary Division at the Livingston Street location in Newark and utilizes Munsee, 100-acres of open space in Sussex County, owned by Newark Abbey.
520 MLK Boulevard
Overview of 15 buildings on 12-acre Property:
- Newark Abbey, St. Mary’s Church, Abbey Hospitality Center.
- Old Building (Headmaster’s office, 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, College Placement)
- Turrell House (residence for faculty, students and guests).
- Radel Office Building (Steven M. Grossman 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 (classrooms on the first floor; advancement and alumni, business office on the second floor)
- Fr. Theodore Howarth, O.S.B. Field House (Cetrulo Family Fencing Center, locker rooms, maintenance department)
- Leahy House (residence hall for 60 students with 4 faculty apartments)
St. Benedict’s/Livingston Street Location
To accommodate growing enrollment in every Division from kindergarten to Grade 12, St. Benedict’s expanded its footprint in September 2022. Home to the Elementary Division (K-6), the nearly 24,000-square foot space is located one-sixth of a mile from the main Property at 118-132 Livingston Street. The building, formerly known as St. Stanislaus School, features eight classrooms, gymnasium, stage, a library, plus dedicated space for science labs and computer/technology programs.
A one-hour drive from Newark, Munsee shares a border with Stokes State Forest in Sussex County. The 100-acre space includes seven cabins, and a lake. Munsee is an integral part of The Backpacking Project (the 55-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail every new student is required to complete) and is a frequented site for retreats, student leadership training and outdoor education.