School Profile


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 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
AP Scholars 7 15 8 12
AP Scholars with Honors 1 4 2 6
AP Scholars with Distinction 4 3 10
National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars 15 17 14 15
National Hispanic Recognition Program Honorable Mention 3 2
President Scholars Candidates 1 2 3  3
President’s Award for Educational Excellence 51 58 51 56
Gold Medal National French Contest 3 1 1
Silver Medal National French Contest 3 2 7  7
Bronze Medal National French Contest 0 3 2  7

 

College Attended by AMR Graduates from 2014-2018

 

American University Escuela Artes Plásticas de PR Maryland Institute College of Art St. John’s College University of Denver
Assumption College Fairfield University Marquette University St. Joseph’s University University of Florida
Babson College Florida International University MIT St. Leo University University of Hartford
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Boston University Georgetown University Ohio State University Stetson University University of Michigan
Brown University Georgia Institute of Technology Pace University Suffolk University University of New Haven
Bryant University Goucher College Parsons New School of Design Syracuse University University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
California State University – Fullerton Harvard College Penn State University Temple University University of Notre Dame
Carnegie Mellon University Haverford College Philadelphia University The New School -NY University of Pennsylvania
Catholic University of America Iowa State University Pontificia Univ. Católica de PR Tufts University University of Pittsburg
Chapman University James Madison University Providence College Tulane University University of Tampa
Claremont University of America Johns Hopkins University Purdue University Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey University of Vermont
Clark University Johnson & Wales University Regis College Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez University of Virginia
Columbia University Kenyon College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras University of Washington, Bothell
University of Connecticut Lehigh University  Rice University Universidad del Sagrado Corazón Villanova University
Cornell University Loyola University-Chicago Rider University Universidad Politécnica de PR Washington University St. Louis
Duquesne University Loyola University-Maryland Ringling School of Art & Design Univ. at Buffalo-State of NY West Virginia University
Elon University Loyola University-New Orleans Rollins College University of Central Florida Williams College
Emerson College Macalester College Sarah Lawrence College University of Chicago Xavier University
Emory University Manhattanville College Savannah College of Art & Design University of Dayton