School Profile


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Academia María Reina is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades seven through twelve. It is owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York. The school was founded in 1966. In 1989, the school received the Excellence in Education Award conferred by the Council of American Private Education.

Mission Statement

Academia María Reina, a Catholic secondary school of academic excellence for young women, aims to develop leaders who will serve as agents of change in our society, firm in their faith and convictions, and steeped in the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York.

Graduation Requirements

Students must have completed 29.5 credits in order to graduate:

Religion 4 credits
Spanish 4 credits
English 4 credits
History 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Math 3 credits
Elective 6 credits
Other half-credit requirements 1.5 credits

Grading System

A 90 – 100 3.50 – 4.00
B 80 – 89 2.50 – 3.49
C 70 – 79 1.50 – 2.49
D 65 – 69 1.00 – 1.49
F < 65 < 1.0

Grade Point Average and Rank

Grade point averages are unweighted. All courses, except those graded on a Pass/Fail basis, are included in a student’s cumulative GPA. Academia María Reina does not report rank because it is not cumu- lative. Grades are recorded on the transcript, and GPA is computed in January and in May.

Curriculum

Religion Religion 9, 10, 11, 12
English English 9, 10, 11, 12, AP English Literature, Creative Writing, Public Speaking
Mathematics Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, Introduction to Business
Science Conceptual Physics, Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Biology, AP Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics
Social Studies World History I, World History II, AP World History, United States History, AP United States History, History of Puerto Rico, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Psychology, Sociology, Introduction to Law, AP Human Geography
Spanish Spanish 9, 10, 11, 12, AP Spanish Literature, Spanish Nivel Avanzado (Advanced)
Foreign Languages French I, II, III, IV, V, VI, AP French Language and Culture, Italian I, II, III, IV, AP Italian Language and Culture
Fine Arts Drawing, Painting, Advanced Drawing and Painting, Experimental Art, Graphic Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing
Other Electives Yoga, Dance I, II, III, Film, Women in Media

Statistical Summary

GPA and SAT Mean Scores

Class GPA Critical Reading Math Writing
2014 3.36 551 541 572
2015 3.39 518 499 536
2016 3.43 537 539 560

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
AP Scholars 5 7 15 8
AP Scholars with Honors 5 1 4 2
AP Scholars with Distinction 3 4 3
National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars 19 15 17 14
National Hispanic Recognition Program Honorable Mention 8 3  2
President Scholars Candidates 4 1 2  3
President’s Award for Educational Excellence 37 51 58  51
Gold Medal National French Contest 2 3 1
Silver Medal National French Contest 3 3 2  7
Bronze Medal National French Contest 21 0 3  2

College Attended by AMR Graduates from 2011-2016

American University Florida State University Northeastern University Tufts University Washington University St. Louis
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Baylor University Georgetown University Pace University Universidad Interamericana
Bentley University Georgia Institute of Technology Parsons New School of Design Universidad Politécnica de PR
Boston College Goucher College Penn State University Univ. at Buffalo-State of NY
Boston University Harvard College Philadelphia University University of Central Florida
Brown University Haverford College Pontificia Univ. Católica de PR University of Chicago
Bryant University Iowa State University Providence College University of Dayton
California State University – Fullerton James Madison University Purdue University University of Denver
Carnegie Mellon University Johns Hopkins University Regis College University of Florida
Catholic University of America Johnson & Wales University Ringling School of Art & Design University of Hartford
Clark University Kenyon College Rollins College University of Maryland
Columbia University Lehigh University Sarah Lawrence College University of Miami
Cornell University Loyola University-Maryland Savannah College of Art & Design University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Duquesne University Loyola University-New Orleans St. John’s College University of Notre Dame
Elon University Macalester College St. Joseph’s University University of Pennsylvania
Emerson College Manhattanville College St. Leo University University of Pittsburg
Emory University Maryland Institute College of Art St. Louis University University of Tampa
Escuela Artes Plásticas de PR Marquette University Stetson University University of Vermont
Fairfield University MIT Suffolk University University of Virginia
Florida International University New York University Syracuse University Villanova University