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 weighted, AP courses by 1.0, Advanced by .5 and Honors by .10. 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.


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,  Introduction to Business
Science Conceptual Physics, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Biology, AP Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics
Social Studies World History I, World History II, AP European History, United States History, AP United States History, History of Puerto Rico, Introduction to Psychology, AP Psychology, Sociology, Introduction to Law
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, AP Art 2-D
Other Electives Yoga, Hip Hop, STEAM, Culinary Arts,  Film


Statistical Summary

GPA and SAT Mean Scores


Class GPA ERW Math
2018 3.57 607 564
2019 3.55 573 534
2020 3.41 585 545
2021 3.58 605 550
2022 3.47 609 563

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
AP Scholars 12 7 13
AP Scholars with Honors 6 2 8
AP Scholars with Distinction 10 2 7
National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars  15 6
National Merit Scholars 3
Presidential Scholar 1
Presidential  Scholars Candidates 3 3 1
President’s Award for Educational Excellence 56 53 47
Platinum Medal National French Contest 1 1
Gold Medal National French Contest 1 15 5
Silver Medal National French Contest  7 46 11
Bronze Medal National French Contest 7 21 16
Gold Medal National Italian Contest n/a 4 9
Silver Medal National Italian Contest n/a 6 2
Bronze Medal National Italian Contest n/a 6 1

College Attended by AMR Graduates from 2011-2021


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