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Doane Academy

Type: Day
Gender: Coed
350 Riverbank
Burlington, NJ

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Founded in 1837 and located just 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, Doane Academy, an independent day school for children ages 3 through grade 12, provides an innovative, rigorous and supportive academic program, while also holding a deep commitment to developing strong leadership skills, character and integrity, so that each student may cultivate the best version of themselves. With the school’s signature Lead Onward program and the depth of the academic coursework, Doane Academy students become confident, ethical leaders prepared to improve the world. The school develops intelligent, capable individuals within a community where all are known, loved and strongly encouraged to discover their unique potential.


Student Government, Math Club, Band, Drama, Crew, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Health and Wellness Club

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Our Core Values

Academic Excellence: Doane Academy encourages development of the highest standards of knowledge, inquiry, creative expression and academic success.

Character: Doane Academy inspires integrity and responsibility for improving the lives of others.

Diversity: A diverse community sharing different ideas, beliefs and cultures, strengthens Doane Academy.

Faith: Doane Academy is a multi-faith community inspired by the Episcopal values of love and service, providing members the opportunity to reflect on their relationship with God.

Fellowship: Doane Academy is a family. Every member of the community is nurtured and supported with love, compassion, and respect.

Leadership: Doane Academy believes that good leaders are those who inspire and work with others in achieving extraordinary goals.

Social Responsibility: Doane Academy encourages members of our community to behave ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.

What is your mission statement?

Doane Academy, an independent day school, age 3 through 12th grade, provides an exceptional college preparatory program while cultivating character development and nurturing the emotional maturity essential in preparing students for life.

We develop intelligent, capable individuals within a community where all are known, loved, and strongly encouraged to discover their unique potential.




College preparatory, pre-k, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, independent school, STEAM, STEM, day, co-ed, leadership, small classes