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Be part of our legacy. ACADEMY OF SAINT ELIZABETH Convent Station, New Jersey


Discover your future here.

The Academy of Saint Elizabeth is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. Our mission is to promote the disciplines of academic excellence and moral responsibility within our young women by sustaining a scholarly environment and a nurturing community of faith. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth


Admissions Information

Admissions Process ..........................................................4 Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid ............................5 Transportation ....................................................................5 Course Offerings ................................................................6 Athletics ....................................................................................8 Clubs and Organizations ........................................................10 College Acceptances ..............................................................12


2020-2021 Admissions Process The following is a list of dates for the 2020/21 Admissions process. Please visit our website: www.aosenj.org/admissions for more details and important links.

Application Available online at www.aosenj.org ........................Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Panther Experience & Admissions Interview ....................................................................Schedule online at www.aosenj.org Application Deadline* ....................................................................Friday, December 11, 2020 Acceptances Mailed ............................................................................Friday, January 15, 2021 Accepted Students Night Celebration ..............................................Thursday, January 28, 2021

* * Application and all supporting documentation must be received by December 11, 2020 to be considered for Financial Aid and Scholarships. Rolling admission will begin after December 14th, but the opportunity for Financial Aid and Scholarships will be limited. If you have any questions, please email directoradmissions@aose.info.


2020-2021 Financial Information Tuition may be paid annually, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly through TADS. Annual expenses for the 2020-2021 school year are:

Tuition - $19,500 General Fee - $2,500 Athletics - $350 (per spor t) *Sibling Discount - 10% for Second Child, 15% for Third Child

SCHOL ARSHIPS Merit Scholarships are awarded annually by the Academy of Saint Elizabeth to students, based on the following criteria: • Superior scores on Entrance Exam

• Strong character and moral values

• Exceptional performance during the Middle School years

• Demonstrated leadership and involvement in school and community

• Superb personal motivation

FINANCIAL AID Any student who is currently enrolled may apply for financial aid. Any student who has submitted a completed admission application and been accepted may apply. Families seeking financial assistance must file an application through Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). FAST portal opens October 1, 2020 and closes December 1, 2020. Financial Aid applications are due no later than December 11, 2020. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. Financial aid must be applied for annually.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION Families should complete a B6T Transportation Form from the New Jersey State Department of Education to be reimbursed for transportation expenses. Convent Station offers convenient travel and a short scenic walk from the Academy: • West Bound Stations: Hoboken, Newark Broad Street, Oranges, Millburn, Summit, Chatham, and Madison

• East Bound Stations: Dover, Denville, Mount Tabor, Morris Plains, and Morristown

Junior/Senior Parking is available on the premises. 5


2020-2021 Course Offerings

Grade 9 Critical Reading and Writing / Critical Reading and Writing Honors Algebra I / Algebra I Honors / Geometry Honors Scripture Biology / Biology Honors World History / World History Honors French I / French II Latin I / Latin II

Semester Electives: Art I – Introduction to Art and Design; Ceramics; Digital Photography; Theater and Performance; Public Speaking and Debate; The Art of Choral Singing; Writers’ Workshop; Digital Publishing I / Digital Publishing II; Fitness & Wellness; Dance; Business Marketing in the Age of Technology; Introduction to Computer Programming; Introduction to Engineering; Visual Communication & Web Design; Media Literacy.

Spanish I / Spanish II

Grade 10 American Literature / American Literature Honors Geometry / Geometry Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry Honors Social Justice Chemistry / Chemistry Honors U.S. History I / U.S. History I Honors French I / French II / French III Honors Latin I / Latin II / Latin III Honors Spanish I / Spanish II / Spanish III Honors Driver Education

Full Year Electives: AP Government and Politics; Art II – Drawing/Painting

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Semester Electives: Art I – Introduction to Art and Design; Ceramics; Digital Photography; Theater and Performance; Public Speaking and Debate; The Art of Choral Singing; Digital Publishing I / Digital Publishing II; Writers’ Workshop; Fitness & Wellness; Dance I / Dance II; Anatomy and Physiology I / Anatomy and Physiology II; Forensic Science; Genetic & Biotechnology; Marine Science; Pathology; Business Marketing in the Age of Technology; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Psychology; Introduction to Computer Programming; Introduction to Engineering; Media Literacy; Visual Communication & Web Design


Grade 11 British Literature / British Literature Honors / AP Language and Composition Algebra II / Algebra II/Trigonometry Honors / Precalculus Precalculus Honors / AP Calculus AB World Religions / Children of Abraham College Course Chemistry / Chemistry Honors Physics / Physics Honors U.S. History II / AP U.S. History French I / French II / French III Honors / French IV Honors Latin I / Latin II / Latin III Honors Spanish I / Spanish II / Spanish III Honors / Spanish IV Honors

Full Year Electives: Art II – Drawing/Painting; Art III – Advanced Art; AP Biology with Lab; AP Chemistry with Lab; AP Government and Politics; AP Psychology

Semester Electives: Art I – Introduction to Art and Design; Ceramics; Digital Photography; Theater and Performance; Public Speaking and Debate; The Art of Choral Singing; Writers’ Workshop; The Reading Life: Identity in the Graphic Novel - College Course; The Reading Life: Literary Nonfiction & Memoir - College Course; The Reading Life: Do Not Read – Banned Books College Course; Fitness & Wellness; Dance; Forensic Science; Advanced Forensic Science Anatomy and Physiology I / Anatomy and Physiology II; Genetics and Biotechnology; Marine Science; Pathology; Business Marketing in the Age of Technology; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Economics; Issues of Conscience: Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Sociology I / Sociology II; Psychology; Introduction to Engineering; Introduction to Computer Programming; Media Literacy; Visual Communication & Web Design

Grade 12 World Literature / AP Literature and Composition Precalculus / Precalculus Honors / Introduction to Statistics / Calculus / Calculus Honors / AP Calculus AB / AP Calculus BC / Bioethics / New Testament - College Course

Full Year Electives: Art II – Drawing/Painting; Art III – Advanced Art; Art IV – Portfolio; AP Biology with Lab; AP Chemistry with Lab; Physics / Physics Honors; AP Government and Politics / Freedom, Power & Politics – College Course; AP Psychology / French III Honors / French IV Honors / AP French V; Latin III Honors / Latin IV Honors / AP Latin; Spanish III Honors / Spanish IV Honors / AP Spanish V

Semester Electives: Art I – Introduction to Art & Design; Ceramics; Digital Photography; Theater and Performance; Public Speaking and Debate; The Art of Choral Singing; Writers’ Workshop; Digital Publishing I / Digital Publishing II; The Reading Life: Identity in the Graphic Novel - College Course; The Reading Life: Literary Nonfiction & Memoir College Course; The Reading Life: Do Not Read – Banned Books- College Course; Dance; Fitness & Wellness; Forensic Science; Advanced Forensic Science; Anatomy and Physiology I / Anatomy and Physiology II; Genetics and Biotechnology; Marine Science / Pathology; Business Marketing in the Age of Technology; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Economics; Issues of Conscience: Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Psychology I / Psychology II; Sociology I / Sociology II; Introduction to Computer Programming; Introduction to Engineering; Media Literacy; Visual Communication & Web Design

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Athletic Offerings Athletic Offerings

Fall Sports Cross Country Equestrian Field Hockey Soccer Tennis Volleyball

Winter Sports Basketball Swimming Ice Hockey

Spring Sports Equestrian Lacrosse Softball Track & Field

See our sports teams in action – follow us onTwitter & Instagram: @Panthers1860

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Clubs and Organizations AMBASSADORS

F R E N C H C LU B

Ambassadors represent the Academy at various functions: offer tours to prospective families, greet guests at Open Houses, and host AOSE applicants for Panther for a Day experiences. Students must apply for acceptance to this prestigious program.

French Club explores the traditions, language and diversity of the Frenchspeaking world. Members organize engaging activities throughout the year, including holiday celebrations, sing-a-longs, service projects and cultural encounters.

A RT C LU B Explore various art forms and expressions in a safe, nurturing environment. Members may choose to contribute to murals, art installations, and school wide beautification projects.

B O O K C LU B Students meet to discuss reading selections, compare thoughts on different authorial styles/intents/approaches and discuss them in the larger text of literature. Members suggest texts, lead discussions and embrace a love of reading for personal enjoyment.

Founded in 2009, this non-profit organization and school program brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying. Students work collaboratively to positively impact school culture and nurture peace and unity in our community.

L AT I N C LU B The Latin Club fosters awareness of the Latin language and Roman civilization in the school community.

C A M P U S M I N I S T RY

MOCK TRIAL

Members participate as altar servers and readers in masses at the Academy. Campus Ministry helps sustain the mission of the Academy by planning religious retreats, prayer services and liturgies.

Mock Trial members participate each year in the New Jersey Bar Association Foundation’s competition, examining and arguing both sides of a legal case. This offers experience for aspiring lawyers or students developing their public speaking skills.

CHOIR Members come together to sing and enliven the school with music. The choir regularly sings and cantors for mass, and meets for regular practice and events including the annual Carol Sing and Tree Lighting. Students will be guided in improving music skills and vocals.

D R A M A C LU B / M U S I C A L Students explore the performing arts through a variety of activities. The spring musical allows students to develop performance abilities in the musical theater and confidence in their abilities in acting, singing, dance, stagecraft and lighting.

EPOCH (Educational Program of Children Handicapped) – Members volunteer as peer mentors in an after-school program for developmentally disabled children at the Madison YMCA.

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K I N D C A M PA I G N C LU B


N AT I O N A L H O N O R S O C I E T Y Applicants are evaluated based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Chapter members support the academic and spiritual life of the school.

O PE R AT I O N S M I L E Students at the Academy participate in this mission as members of the Operation Smile Student Association. Operation Smile is a private, not-for-profit volunteer medical services organization providing reconstructive surgery and related health care to children and young adults around the world born with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities.

PA N T H E R B A N T E R Panther Banter is a student-run website and student news blog. A digital platform that is of, by, and for the students.

P R I N C E TO N M O D E L U N I T E D N AT I O N S The team researches global issues and collaborates to solve real life problems. The girls conduct research based on their assigned committee and prepare materials for Princeton's Model UN conference.

SEAL Published annually, SEAL (Saint Elizabeth Art Literary Magazine) is an in-house, student run publication featuring student work.

S K I A N D S N OW B OA R D C LU B The Ski & Snowboard Club travels to Shawnee Mountain after school each week during peak season to enjoy the slopes together.

S T U D E N T CO U N C I L Members are elected both schoolwide and by grade level. The Council promotes a spirit of loyalty, unity, and cooperation among students; runs student activities; fosters cooperation between administration, faculty, and students; and promotes in all ways the best interest of the school.

TOWA R D B O U N D L E S S C H A R I T Y This group exemplifies the good works of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and their affiliates. Members of this club will be a part of a new generation of stewards of the charism who will continue the good work of boundless charity in the world well beyond their time spent at the Academy.

YEARBOOK Creating the yearbook is a fun, interactive, and inclusive experience! Students initiate journalistic coverage of the AOSE community— while developing skills in photography, design, interviewing, writing, marketing, and digital publishing. Students gain “real world” experience in collaboration as they engage with others to create this publication.

S PA N I S H C LU B Explores the traditions, language and diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. Activities throughout the year include holiday celebrations, sing-a-longs, service projects and cultural encounters.

*Availability and participation in all activities may be limited and/or subject to restrictions enforced by the State of New Jersey during COVID-19 guidance for schools.

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College Acceptances 2016-2020 –The 2020 Graduating Class received over

$11 Million in Scholarship Awards – 100% College Acceptance & Attendance

Albright College

Duquesne University

Lehigh University

American University

Eckerd College

LIM College

American University of Rome

Elon University

Loyola Marymount University

Arizona State University

Fairfield University

Loyola University - Chicago

Ave Maria University

Fairfield University - Honors College

Loyola University Maryland

Bard College

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Lycoming College

Binghamton University

Manhattan College

Boston College

Fairleigh Dickinson University Honors Program

Boston College - Honors Program

Felician University

Mannes School of Music at the New School

Boston Conservatory

Flagler College

Marist College

Boston University

Florida Atlantic University

Marymount Manhattan College

Bowling Green State University

Florida Institute of Technology

Marywood University

Bucknell University

Florida State University

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Caldwell University

Fordham University

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

California Lutheran University

Fordham University – Gabelli School of Business

Mercyhurst Univ

Capital University Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Catholic University of America Centenary University Champlain College Chapman University Clarkson Univ Clemson University Coastal Carolina University Colgate University College of Charleston College of Saint Elizabeth College of the Holy Cross College of William & Mary Colorado State University Concordia University Connecticut College Cornell University County College of Morris D'Youville College DePaul University DeSales Univesity Dickinson College Drew University Drexel University

Franciscan University of Steubenville Frankiln & Marshall College Gannon University George Mason University George Washington University Georgetown University Gettysburg College Gonzaga University Hartwick College High Point University Hobart and William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Hunter College Immaculata University Iona College Ithaca College James Madison University Johnson and Wales University Kean University King's College Kutztown University La Salle University Lafayette College Lasell College Lawrence Technological University

Manhattan School of Music

Merrimack University Miami University of Ohio MICA – Maryland Institute College of Art Michigan State University Middlebury College Misericordia University Monmouth University Monmouth University- Honors School Montclair State University Moravian College Mount Holyoke College Mount Saint Mary College Mount St. Mary’s University Muhlenberg College New England Conservatory New Jersey City University New Jersey Institute of Technology New York Institute of Technology New York University Niagara University North Carolina State University Northeastern University Norwich University Ohio Wesleyan University Pace University Parsons New School of Design


Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University

The College of New Jersey

University of Pittsburgh

The College of New Jersey Honors Program

University of Rhode Island

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Pennsylvania State University

The College of Saint Rose

University of San Fransisco

Pennsylvania State University Eberly College of Science

The Ohio State

University of Scranton

The University of Michigan

University of Scranton – Honors Program

Pennsylvania State University - Schreyer

The University of Scranton

University of South Florida

Honors College

The Unversity of West Florida

University of Southern California

Pepperdine University

Towson University

University of St Andrews

PRATT MWP – College of Art & Design

Trinity College

University of Tampa

Providence College

Tufts University

University of the Sciences

Purchase College

Union College

University of Vermont

Purdue University

Univeristy of Scranton

University of Virginia

Queen’s University

University of Alabama

University of Wisconsin

Quinnipiac University

University of Arizona

Ursinus College

Ramapo College of NJ

University of Bridgeport

Utica College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

University of California – Davis

Vanderbilt Univ

Rider University

University of California San Diego

Vanderbilt University - Peabody College

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Connecticut

Villanova University

Roger Williams University

University of Dayton

Rowan University - D.O. Program

University of Delaware

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Rutgers Universty

University of Detroit Mercy

Virginia Tech

Sacred Heart University

University of Hartford

Wagner College

SAIC – School of the Art Institute of Chicago

University of Kentucky

Wake Forest University

University of Maryland

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Saint Bonaveture University Saint Joseph's University Saint Louis University Saint Mary’s College Saint Michael's College Saint Xavier University Salisbury University Salve Regina University Savannah College of Art and Design

University of Rochester

University of Massachuseets

West Chester University

University of Massachusetts – Amherst University of Miami

Westminster Choir College Rider University

University of Minnesota

Widener Univ

University of Mississippi

William Paterson University of New Jersey

University of New England

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

University of New Hampshire

Xavier University

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Yale University

University of Oregon

School of Visual Arts Seina College - Albany Medical College Program Seton Hall University - Law Seton Hall University Southern Methodist University St. Bonaventure University St. John's University St. Lawrence University St. Francis University St. John’s College Stevens Institute of Technology Stockton University Stonehill College Stony Brook SUNY Susquehanna University Syracuse University Temple University

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