Faith & Service

Academy of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station and Saint Vincent Academy in Newark are sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. Our Common Mission Statement is singly and collectively to:

  • Educate young women in the Catholic tradition by emphasizing Gospel values rooted in the love of God and neighbor
  • Focus our efforts on educational excellence for young women of diverse backgrounds and abilities, empowering them to leadership, responsibility, and commitment flowing from these Gospel values
  • Promote charity, community, justice, service and collaboration
 

In the Vincentian tradition, these educational communities place themselves on the side of the poor.

Our Mission is based on five core values:

CHARITY
An awareness of God’s overwhelming love which calls us into relationship with one another. Through these relationships the love of God is made evident in the manner in which we speak and act with one another.

 

COMMUNITY
A relationship of persons committed to fostering the gifts and talents of all in a spirit of inclusivity and collaboration. Community calls us to mutual super placing our gifts at the service of others.

 

JUSTICE
An understanding of the dignity of persons which compels us to serve the needs of all. This inherently places us on the side of the poor and calls us to be responsible stewards of our resources. Justice also calls us to act in harmony with all creation.

SERVICE
A responsibility to make a difference in the world by reaching out to others in the broader community who are in need, especially the poor. In the tradition of Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, we work collaboratively with individuals and public and private agencies to contribute to the well being of one another, the community and the common good.

 

EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
A commitment to seeking the truth recognizing the diversity of abilities and backgrounds of our students. In order to empower young women for leadership and to educate the whole person, body, mind and spirit, we hold ourselves accountable to strive continuously for high standards in all areas of education.