Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

Best PreSchools, Elementary School and Day Cares in Jersey City

Choosing a day care or school for your child can be a nerve-wracking and overwhelming experience.  At JCFamilies, we want you to find the right fit for your family and child. 
For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of the best preschools, elementary schools and day cares in Jersey City.

Waterfront Montessori

WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

150 Warren St #108

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-5600

http://www.waterfrontmontessori.com/


The Brunswick School

189 Brunswick Street,Jersey City, Nj 07302,

ph.201-420-1550

www.Brunswick School


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The Brunswick School is getting closer and closer to announcing its opening date! While we complete our finishing touches and finalize some more Open Information Sessions and Open House dates, we invite all inquiring families to schedule a private appointment with our director to hear details about our entire program! Work long hours?

We have availability weekday evenings and weekends to better accommodate your busy schedule! Email [email protected] or call (201) 420-1550 today to schedule your one on one session to find out why The Brunswick School is the school for you!

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The French American Academy 

209 Third Street, NJ 07302

www.faacademy.org

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The French American Academy offers an early-start, gradual immersion, dual language education to students from Nursery through 5th grade. The Middle School (6th to 8th grade) will open in 2016.

The FAA has three campuses in New Jersey : New Milford, Morris Plains and Jersey City.

Website: www.faacademy.org

Please register for a tour at [email protected]         

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 World of ABC, The Waldo School

 159 2nd Street & 110 1st Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302


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World of ABC, The Waldo School sets the standard for leading private education! By adopting and developing a highly innovative international curriculum, our students are encouraged to explore and flourish while discovering and developing new talents. Our students are inspired to grow as individuals, with no child forced to ascribe to one specific mold, through equal emphasis on all disciplines and opportunities to explore concepts at his or her own pace. To schedule a tour of our schools and learn more about our programs, call 201-963-5555 today!

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EARLY BEGINNINGS DAY SCHOOL

338 Grove Street

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 918-5623

http://earlybeginningsdayschool.com/

 

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private school jersey citySMART START ACADEMY

462 Central Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 461-6161

http://smart-startacademy.com/

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BRIGHT HORIZONS

http://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/NJ/JerseyCity/plaza3jc/

152 Plaza 3, Jersey City , NJ 07311
(201) 433-6370

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ALL SAINTS DAY SCHOOLkindergarten school JC

http://www.allsaintsdayschool.org/page

707 Washington St.

Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 792-0736

Best PreSchools JCViaquenti Preschool 

285 Newark Ave,

Jersey City, NJ 07302

http://www.viaquenti.com

Viaquenti Preschool is delighted to be serving children 4 months – 1st grade at two convenient locations in downtown Jersey City!

Our programs strive to enrich students by developing active learners with an international focus.

Offering bilingual studies and Spanish Immersion afterschool programs.

Now enrolling for 2015-2016 academic year AND our exciting Summer Camp Program!

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The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool 

www.kaplancooperativepreschool.org

115 Park Avenue – Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

201- 653-8666

[email protected]

The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool is part of the United Synagogue of Hoboken.  We are a Jewish preschool open to families of all faiths, and committed to providing play-based, high-quality early childhood education to all children.                                                                               

PRIMARY PREP

http://www.primaryprep.com/

41 Tuers Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 333-8844

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City

210 9th Street

Jersey City, 07306

(917) 536-7911

www.scandischool.com

Kindergarten: http://scandischool.com/?page_id=1259

email: [email protected]

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STEVENS COOPERATIVE SCHOOL

http://www.stevenscoop.org/

301 Garden St,

Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 792-3688

THE GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

http://gardenpreschool.org/

242 10th St # 5

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 309-0440

HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI PARK

www.hamiltonparkmontessori.com

1 McWilliams Pl #206

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 533-1910

HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

http://hudsonmontessori.net/

10 Regent Street,

Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

(201) 516-0700

BELOVED COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL

http://belovedccs.org/

508 Grand St

Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 744-9775

  Smart Start Academy

SSA accept infants 6 weeks old and up till age 5 years

They offer 2 day program ( t/th)
3 days program (m/w/f)
5 days program (m-f)
Half day program until 12:30 pm 5 days a week

After school program is called  “social enrichment program” (3:30pm -7 pm)

SSA follow the creative curriculum now Reggio Emila Approach

Smart Start Academy
552 9TH ST
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 461-6363

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Apple Montessori Schools Hoboken

www.applemontessorischools.com

Two locations: 1055 Maxwell Lane & 221 River Street

201-963-4949

For over 40 years, Apple Montessori Schools have set exceptional standards for early childhood and elementary education. Nurturing the unique potential of each child is the core of all we do.

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Tessa International School

Tessa International School is a new school, opening in Hoboken in 2016, which welcomes children from preschool to kindergarten.

Your children will receive a world-class education based on the most successful international models, enabling them to thrive in the increasingly global 21st century.

Our curriculum includes French or Spanish immersion tracks, delivered by experienced and caring educators who consider the whole child.

 

Meet the Head of School and learn more about Tessa’s curriculum and admissions process, by signing up for an upcoming Open House session or by contacting us:

Tessa International School is conveniently located in the heart of Hoboken, in the Monroe Center: 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

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THE GOLDEN DOOR CHARTER SCHOOL

http://www.goldendoorschool.org/

3044 John F Kennedy Blvd W

Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 795-4400

OLC SCHOOL

http://www.olcschool.org/

248 Luis Marin Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 434-2405

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Charter Schools In Jersey City

Charter Schools In Jersey City

Sometimes a charter school is the best choice for your child and your family.  But with so many charter schools now in JC, how do you know which one to choose?  Although nothing can replace your own research and school visit, we’ve done a lot of the research for you.  JCFamilies has completed an extensive review of the most highly recommend charter schools and compiled our findings below.  We hope you find this helpful and informative.

Your 2018 Guide to Jersey City’s Most Recommended Charter Schools and Why You Should Enroll:

Charter Schools are an interesting concept- after all, they’re basically privately funded experimental educational programs.

 Many parents are saying public schools are failing, and charter schools attempt to provide a solution for that. Of course, what will work for your child all depends on your needs, and you know your child’s needs best- only you can make the decision.
Parents have a tough job- they need to tour the facility, interview the director and get a feel for the teachers. That’s a lot of stressful work, but it’s a necessary and life changing decision for your child. That’s why we  have complied ultimate Guide to Jersey City’s Most Recommended Charter Schools. While charter schools get a bad rep due to some attempts failing in the past, because each charter school is different you shouldn’t let those rumors scare you off. Do your research and inform yourself as much as possible in order to make the best decision for your child.
Here we provide you with a list of Jersey City’s Charter schools to get you started.
The Ethical Community Charter School


 The Ethical Community Charter School might be for you! This is a school that encourages as much student participation as possible; they encourage the students to ask questions and form their own opinions. This school takes advantage of the arts and uses it as a movement to integrate both fun and learning into one. They do a great job at mixing community into the learning aspect of the school. Some things you ought to 
know right away? Admissions! The admission process for the 2014-2015 school year is currently open. The closing date for admissions is on January 7th, 2014. There will be a lottery held on Thursday January 16th at 7pm in the school cafeteria. The lottery is the way in which this school chooses the students for the following year, that way everyone has an equal opportunity. If you wish to apply to this school you can find the application form on their website (http://www.teccs-jc.org/).

Also, if before you apply you would prefer to pay the school a visit then no problem! The school hosts tours every Friday at 9:30 am by appointment. All you have to do is send an email to [email protected] or give them a phone call at (201)984-4151 and book your appointment.


The Ethical Community Charter School in Jersey City is a school open for children in Kindergarten to the eighth grade. The curriculum for each grade group is made up by focusing and mixing three different elements. In the curriculum the staff incorporates responsive learning, multidisciplinary core curriculum and project-based learning. This style of teaching can accomplish many goals academically within the same time. For example, while students are being taught about information in one subject that are simultaneously using and strengthening their writing skills. This is one of the main goals at the Ethical Community Center School.


As I mentioned before, the Ethical Community Charter School fully believes in teaching children not only to act responsibly and how to treat each other but what it means to have responsibility. They take it upon themselves to instill in each child the meanings and reasoning behind respect. Teachers will take classroom opportunities to create a teaching lesson; every moment counts right? And if you feel that you would like a little more of this ethics style program the Ethical Community Charter School in Jersey City also has a C.A.R.E (Contributing to the community, Achieving excellence, Respecting yourself and others, and Exhibiting self-control) program in place to take this ideal a step further.

At The Ethical Community Charter School in Jersey City they also feel strongly on child health. Because of this, the school has rid of all of their vending machines. They use the lunch program as an opportunity to teach and educate the students about healthy eating habits.

If you’re looking for a school that takes every opportunity available to them and the students to be turned into a learning experience then the Ethical Community Charter School just may be for you. It is a caring environment that places high values on respect. So feel free to visit their website or visit the school itself on any Friday. Just be sure to do it soon as the application deadlines for the next school year is coming up.

As always, Happy School Hunting!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

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BelovED Community Charter School 

A dedicated charter school located in Jersey City; a school that thrives from their “caring school climate” as they call it. At BelovEd Community Charter School they believe in helping the students to feel cared about in their environment which helps them to care about others in return. They believe in establishing this friendly environment because it brings the students a step closer to enjoying and loving school. We all know it’s always easier to learn when we are having a good time, why not apply this to the kid’s everyday curriculum!

Beloved is a place that would be committed to your child and his or her success. They understand that once a child becomes a student it is the responsibility of the faculty at BelovED Community Charter School to lead them onto the right path; preparing them for their success in school, college and future careers. So let’s talk about some of the things that BelovEd has to offer you folks in Jersey City!

To start off with, BelovEd Community Charter School offers a longer than average school day in order to provide children with the care that they need. The day begins with breakfast (for eligible students) at 7:45 am. Following breakfast, the school day runs from 8:00am – 4:15pm.

At BelovEd, they also offer the students an opportunity to stay at school longer through their aftercare program. This program is optional for any child that is interested until the time of 5:30pm. Parents and students can choose if they want their child to attend the aftercare program and what activities they get involved with. You can choose perhaps a sport or if you or your child feels they need a little extra help they can choose to use that time for assistance through tutoring.

BelovEd Community Charter School in Jersey City is a free of cost (yay!) public school that is open to all students equally, no favoritism, no advantages. They are currently open for accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school 
year. If you are interested in applying to BelovEd you could apply in multiple ways. One way you can apply to the school is by simply applying online. The second option is to print an application and submit it to the school. If you want to move fast then an online application is your way to go. However, if you feel more comfortable with submitting the application in person by all means! Plus, it’ll give you an opportunity to see the school for yourself. The application form needed can be found on their website (http://belovedccs.org/enroll/).

Want to visit the school and feel it out for yourself? Contact the school! (Contact information also provided on their website). You can either give them a call at 201-744-9775, or you can email them. In order to send the faculty at BelovEd an email you must visit their webpage and scroll all the way to the bottom in order to see their contact details. There you will see a link that says email us; click the link and all that is left to do is write your message. See if you can schedule your very own walk through, it never hurts to ask!

Happy School Hunting Everyone!

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The Learning Community Charter School

 

The Learning Community Charter School is an independent public school located in Jersey City. The school is just a block away from Lincoln Park for those of you who would love a nearby park to take your little ones to. The Learning Community Charter School serves to educate children between the grades Pre-K through the 8th Grade. The Pre-K classes aim to have at most 15 students in each class and classes from Kindergarten to the 8th grade aim to have about 20 students in each class. Want to pay the school a visit for yourself? Feel free to stop by on Monday December 16th for a tour at 6 and 6:30. There is no need to RSVP. There will also be a later tour date available on  Friday, January 3rd at 9:30 and 10am.

The Admission process for the learning community charter school in Jersey City is done in a lottery style fashion. Applicants must apply to the school within the deadline. The lottery determines, at random, who is accepted to the school and who is placed on the waiting list. Those on the waiting list will be contacted once an opening occurs. If no response is made then the school will move on to the next person on the list. The list of applicants is refreshed every year, re-using the lottery method. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now being accepted at the Learning Community Charter School now up till Friday January 3rd at 3pm.

At the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City both breakfast and lunch are made available at the school to the students. The calendar for what meals will be made available on a daily basis is up on the schools website (www.lccsnj.org) for the parents to download if interested. There is a calendar both for the breakfast menu and for the lunch menu to lessen any confusion. As in many schools, lunch is provided at a slight cost. The student breakfast cost $1.60. The student lunch comes at a little more of a cost, $3.00. Now, if you think you would qualify to receive free or reduced lunch there is an application link available on the website. The cost of the reduced breakfast is $0.30 and the cost for the reduced lunch is $0.40, so please do take advantage of the reduced/free meal option if it is available for you.

While looking at the curriculum and classes offered at the Learning Community Charter School I was sort of taken a back when I saw the extensive list. Many of the things offered are for sure not mandatory to be provided, which is great to see. It gives me the feeling that this school truly does care to give its students an experience that they will forever appreciate. Yes, the school of course offers English Language arts, math, science, physical education and social studies. But the courses that put an extra smile on my face were visual arts, wingspan arts (which is a non-profit program that all students from 5th grade to 8th grade engage in for an hour once a week exposing them to performing, visual, media and literary arts), hip hop elements, play at poetry, digital photography and graphic design (designs the yearbook), Afro- Caribbean drumming and step it up (where students learn to step; make rhythmic patterns using their hands and feet). There are so many options here for each child that wherever they choose to go they should learn, grow and most importantly experience something new to help them feel more comfortable or “at home” in their school.


You may be overwhelmed with all of the course options I just threw at you but be prepared for one more thing; the THINK TANK after school program at the learning community charter school. The think tank after school program is offered daily from 3:15-6 pm and from 12:20-6 pm on most half days. It is set in place for both activities and homework help. There are three sessions of this program each year and they do require a fee. If you or your child is interested in attending the after school program please contact the school for more information on how the payment works. They are willing to work with families who may not be able to afford the entire payment. No child left behind right? Also, students are allowed to do a one day drop in at the after school program but also at a charge; usually $18 but again, contact the school if this does not work for you and see what they can do. It never hurts to take the chance especially with a school that is willing to help.

The Learning Community Charter School sounding good for you so far? Don’t forget the applications are due by January 3rd! Also, remember you can drop into any of the upcoming tours on Monday December 16th and Friday January 3rd. Hope it is the school for you! Happy School Searching!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done. 

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Golden Door Charter School

 

A school that focuses on the achievements of each child “no exceptions, no excuses”. Well then, it is time to talk about The Golden Door Charter School! The Golden Door Charter School is a school located on 3044 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. So let’s talk about a bit of what Golden Door Charter School has to offer.

At Golden Door Charter School, they strive to provide parents and students with a safe and high quality learning environment for each and every student that attends. To get an idea of the curriculum in place at Golden Door, it is important to know that the lessons at Golden door follow the guidelines of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. This is to ensure that each child in every classroom is guaranteed a well-rounded education. To go a step further, Golden Door Charter School offers their students the chance to take a course in foreign language, music and art. They also offer health and physical education to instill in the minds of our young ones the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Want to know what grabbed me when checking out the Golden Door Charter School? Simple! The fact that accessing the specific curriculum available at the Golden Door Charter School is just a click away. On their website, the Golden Door Charter School has available the curriculum overviews. It is easy to find exact curriculum your child would be placed into. The links to each curriculum is divided by subject and by class grades; so simple! So if you would like to check out the class environment your child would be placed into please do visit their website at www.goldendoorschool.org . Simply click on the previous link and then on that page go to academics and then curriculum overviews. There you will see a list of each curriculum.


Next thing you should know about Golden Door Charter School is their uniform policy. At Golden Door they are very strict with uniforms. Each child is to come to school in their uniform daily. This means your child shall attend school in their proper uniform (varies from class grades) from head to toe. If your child is out of uniform, the school will contact you so that you can bring in the proper uniform for your child.

Food time! At Golden Door they provide breakfast and lunch for each child. Some may be eligible for free or reduced fare meals depending on the income eligibility guidelines provided on the Federal income chart. If you do not think you will qualify I would like to tell you the pricing for each meal. For a student that has to pay the full fare, breakfast will cost $1.35 and lunch will cost $2.50 daily. For a reduced fare student, breakfast will cost $.30 and lunch will cost $.40 daily. Students are not required to bring their lunch money with them. The school has a FSS PositiveID system in place; which is a system where your child’s finger will be recognized to uncover their account that you the parent sets up in the way of your choosing. This way, your child will be the only one who has access to their own meals, which in my opinion is great to hear.

The Golden Door Charter School has plenty more to offer, like their aftercare program and their anti-bullying policy. From what I can see, there’s something here to love for everyone. If this is the school for you requesting an application form is just a click away! Simply visit their website (posted above) and click on the “For Parents” tab up top. Once on that page, there will be a link on the side that says Request to Attend. Once you’ve filled out that form submit it and you’re one step closer to the school that’s right for you. Easy as one, two, three! So I urge you all to take a look at their website or even set up a visit where you can get a walk-through the school and experience the Golden Door experience for yourself. See if this school is right for you and your little one. And as always, Happy School Hunting!

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Soaring Heights Charter School

STUDENT: I understand as a student of Soaring Heights Charter School, I agree to the following:

1.)   I will come to school ready to learn.
2.) I will have each day’s homework completed and ready to hand in.
3.) I will work to reach the highest expectations.
4.) I will respect my teachers.
Parents will acknowledge this contract by signing and returning it to school.

I wanted to begin this post with this agreement because I believe it shows the schools character. It shows what the Soaring Heights Charter School deems as important and so will be in turn be implementing in their students all throughout kindergarten to eighth grade. It’s a pretty smart way to start the school year if you ask me. It shows the child, and the parents, what lies ahead of them as well as teaches the child that they themselves are beginning to be more and more responsible for their own actions.

Keeping with the theme, the Soaring Heights Charter School in Jersey City has some strict policies on school arrival and departure time. The school allows for children to arrive at the school at 7:55 a.m. at the earliest and to stay afterschool up until 2:45 pm the latest, unless they will be participating in an after school program. The time is so strictly set because if a child is to arrive before the arrival time (which is earlier than the regular school day for those who would like to enjoy breakfast) they would be there unsupervised. The same goes for a child that stays in the school past the departure time.

In regards to school breakfast, as I stated above, the Soaring Heights Charter school offers students breakfast starting at 7:55am. Now, both school breakfast and lunch is offered and available to students, however it is not free. Parents are required to pay for school meals on a weekly basis. Parents are to send either a check or cash along with a completed menu to the school by Friday for your child to receive lunch. I am not sure on the schools policy on reduced or free lunch but as I always say, it doesn’t hurt to ask. So if you are interested or feel your child should be eligible for free lunch ask the school administration. They should lead you in the right direction.

At the Soaring Heights Charter School a school uniform is required. Students are required to wear khaki, black or navy pants, skirts or jumpers. They are to wear plain solid white shirts or sweaters. The shirts could also be of the solid colors light blue or navy. The following clothing items are not allowed:

  • Leggings, jeggings, skinny fit pants, jeans or tight fitting pants
  • Hats
  • Open toed shoes
  • Baggy clothing items

There is also a gym uniform requirement at the Soaring heights. Students are required to wear either sweatpants or shots with sweatshirts that are all black without any stripes or writing with the exception of the school logo. The shirt is required to have the school logo. The sneakers must have white soles and say “no skid marks” on the sole; I am not too sure on the reasoning for this, so be sure to ask if you have any questions.

Interested in applying to the Soaring Heights Charter School? Well the school is currently accepting applications. Simply visit their website at www.soaringheightscharterschool.com/application.php and click on the link to download the pdf version of the application. Print it, fill it out and mail the application form to the following address; Soaring Heights Charter School 1 Romar Avenue Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. The annual lottery will be held soon, on January 13th at 6:00pm so be sure to get those application forms in!

If you would like a follow-up on if the school received your application form, give the school a call. Remember to give the mail man enough time for delivery. And as always, happy school hunting!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

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Jersey City Community Charter School

Looking for a school whose goal it is to ensure the cognitive development of students? A school with the drive and the staff that is dedicated to the development of themselves in order to properly educate each child in attending? Well then, it is time to talk about Jersey City Community Charter School!


At Jersey City Community Charter School they make it their business to provide an innovative learning experience for the students. They believe on promoting “self-directed, life learning skills and facilitate the students ability to make responsible decisions” as stated on their website. They are well equipped to deliver such a promise by Academic and non-academic goals that the school has in place. These goals are easily accessible in just a click away (http://jcccsonline.org/goals-objectives/). Take a good look at what these goals are and how they are each divided. If you’re one for clear and concise schedules and objectives then this page in particular should spark your interest, so give it a try!

At Jersey City Community Charter School they believe firmly in eliminating any sort of outside distraction in the school environment. Because of this, they have a very strict policy concerning toys and electronics. The Jersey City Community Charter School is very adamant about keeping any toys and electronic games out of the school environment and so they have a confiscating rule towards it. If any child brings any of these items to the school they will be confiscated and will not be returned. If this is something that concerns you, you may want to talk to administration. If not, then perhaps like many parents this will just make you happy to hear that the Jersey City Community Charter School is concentrating on keeping your child focused on the important task at hand.
What about food you ask? You guessed it, lunch and breakfast are provided by the school for the children. The lunch application forms get distributed on the first day of school to be sent home with the child and to be filled out as soon as possible. Children who are not going to be eating the school lunch are still required to submit a lunch application form just so that they are on file. Once you submit the lunch application form you will be notified as to how much, if at all, the lunch will be costing you. So be sure to keep an eye out for that form and again fill it out as soon as possible.

Lastly, if the idea of no electronic entertainment might have scared you a little bit, I’m here to tell you that what has been taken away, is up for with the different classes and activities offered by Jersey City Community Charter School. The school offers up many interesting classes such as classes with scientists, teachers, animators, artists and programmers who are passionate about what they do. In classes such as Sponge Lab where the students are introduced to technology and interactive media, or classes like OpenClass, where teachers use a learning environment to help bring social learning and interactive experiences as a learning mechanism. Best of all these classes are open to everyone and free of charge. The school also hosts events throughout the year to get everyone together such as movie nights. How great is that!

Now if anything here has sparked your interests I strongly encourage you to give the school a call and see if you can plan a tour date for yourself and even your little one. I’m sure it’ll be an easy bit of information to get a hold of, being how impressed the Jersey City Community Charter School has left me by the skills they possess in clear and concise organization. And as always, Happy School hunting Everyone!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

Related Blogs: Public Schools in Jersey City, Pre-Schools in Jersey City

Education Fair Shows Possibilities for Families

Education Fair In Jersey City by JCFamilies

Now that we’ve officially entered October, we call breathe a sigh of relief that the school started without a hitch. (At least not one that shut us down.) Routines set, at least for now, we can reflect on that pile of papers, folders, and pamphlets we collected at the JCFamilies Education Fair. (SO GLAD I didn’t have to do all that research on my own.) But first – the magic.

Education Fair In Jersey City I hadn’t seen a magician since I was a kid, so when I saw the line up, I invited the neighbor’s kid to join me and my two. (He likes witches; I figured this was up his alley. It was.) To say that they (boys, ages 3 & 4) were mesmerized would be inaccurate; mesmerized is quiet. In fact, my crew was so excited that their little bodies looked like popping corn or tiny fireworks. None of the kids could sit still. Their animated sense of delight put me into that rare mental space that boasts “See? This is why people have kids.” Suffice it to say that hiring a magician for an event, or better – sending kids to magic school – is now on my list.

Education Fair In Jersey City I did know before I arrived that lots of schools (public, private, charter, and early learning centers) would be represented, but I was shocked to see how many educational services and resources were also in attendance. We talked to summer camp directors who showed us photos of happy swimmers and informed us about busing options. We galloped on imaginary horses with the chess school and shook hands with math and science program representatives. We high-fived a penguin and took a selfie with Pete the Cat. My entire crew had a turn with the lacrosse sticks (I’m sure there’s a term for what they were doing) and they got Halloween stickers from Hudson County Community College. I took home folders about savings accounts for kids. I was glad I brought a bag – I picked up lots of information from of different people.

Education Fair In Jersey City Of course we had to go to the playground before we left (even though one or more of my crew was getting nap-time cranky) because Hamilton Park is awesome, so I sat on the rock wall while the kids ran around. I watched the fair buzz with, I dunno, thousands? of families strolling from table to table, casually collecting options for their kids who are lucky enough to live in what must be the greatest city in the whole of America. It was amazing to watch.

Education Fair In Jersey City And then I saw the JCFamilies table, where the team was handing out paper copies of their fresh-off-the-press Education Guide. I couldn’t hold back the hug – my kids were happy. I also felt empowered. The Education Fair was a real awakening to the exceptional amount of options that exist for our kids so close to home. Options that never would have occurred to me. Like lacrosse. Magic.

Check the list of Schools, Daycares and Activity Centers that participated:

PUBLIC

Recreation Department

Early Childhood Department

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Hamilton Park Montessori School

Waterfront Montessori

All Saints Episcopal Day School

World of ABC, The Waldo School

Hudson Montessori School

The Embankment School

Viaquenti Academy

Garden Preschool Cooperative

Apple Montessori Schools

Learning Ladders

Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School

Three little birds

First Christian Pentecostal Academy and First Christian High School

The Brunswick School

French American Academy

TESSA

DAYCARES

Bright Horizons at Plaza 3 Waterfront

Smart Start Academy

Key Element Learning

Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park

Adventures in Learning Day Care

The Nurturing Place Development Center

Liberty Montessori

Earlybegining 

 

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Empowerment Academy

The Ethical Community Charter School

BelovED Community Charter School

M.E.T.S. Charter School

String Charter School

 

ACTIVITY CENTERS

Mad Science of Union and Hudson

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

Next Step Broadway

Curious Kids

Fastrack-Languages

Sylvan Learning

Joys In Teaching Tutoring, LLC

Mathnasium of Jersey City

Nimbus Dance Works

Bambino Chef

CKO KICKBOXING

NJ SEEDS

MathWizard of Hoboken

AlphaMinds Academy

Steam Works Studio

Empire United Fencing

Hudson Play

Performing Arts Workshop

SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Riverband

LakeView Day Camp

 

 

Open Houses: Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City

Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City:

Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City   Smart Start Academy

Smart Start academy open house is the second Thursday of every month at 730pm at the Hoboken location.

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Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City   The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS)

95 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306 – Phone: (201) 984-4151

Immediate openings in 6th grade and middle school!

Call us for more information 201-984-4151 or email  [email protected]

Want to schedule a tour during the summer hours? visit: http://teccsjc.org/admissions
or sign up at: https://docs.google.com/…/1HgafK7jexBLJ-Q6T5rrCOw…/viewform…       

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Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City    Hamilton Park Montessori School

1 McWilliams Pl #206, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 533-1910

 

January 27 at 9am

February 10 at 9am

These sessions provide an introduction to the school as well as a tour of a classroom and are a great opportunity for parents to ask questions. They are for parents only (no children). 

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Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City   Camp Riverbend

116 Hillcrest Rd, Warren, NJ 07059 – Phone: (908) 580-2267

Sunday January 22, 10 am -12 noon
Saturday Feb 25, 10 am – 12 noon
Sunday March 19, 10 am -12 noon
Saturday April 8, 10 am -12 noon
Saturday May 6, 11 am – 2 pm

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Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City   Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

1018 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (201) 683-9100

Unlimited Free Dance/Theatre Classes on

Reserve your spot and enjoy free classes the week of Sept 12th. Not sure what you want to enroll in? Try a week of unlimited free classes. Reservations required. Email us at [email protected] to save your spot!

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Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City   The Embankment School

255 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-898-5437

Wednesday, Jan 11th — 9 a.m.

Saturday, Jan 14th — 9 a.m.

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Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City   Key Element Learning

338 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 200-1160

January 21st 11:00-1:00 pm Summer Camp and Academic Year 2017-2018
March 15th  6:00-7:00 pm Summer Camp and Academic Year 2017-2018

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Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City   Sylvan Learning

26 Journal Square, Suite 305 (corner of Sip Ave and Enos, same building as PNC bank), Jersey City, NJ 07306

We encourage parents and families to drop by anytime during the day if they are in Journal Square for a quick tour.

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Right now, families can email [email protected] to schedule a tour.

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Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City   Bergen Lafayette Montessori

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304 – Phone: (201) 706-3403

ONSITE SESSIONS at 324 Communipaw Avenue

Saturday, January 7, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

VIRTUAL SESSIONS:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 8;30 pm

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 8:30 pm

Parents can register at
http://www.bergenlafayettemontessori.com/upcoming-events.html
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Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City      Learning Ladders

33 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 918-6643Fri, 6 Jan @ 6-7:30pm        Sat, 21 Jan @ 10am-12pm   

Fri, 10 Feb @ 6-7:30pm       Sat, 25 Feb @ 10am-12pm

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Empire United Fencing

160 19th St, Union City, NJ 07087 – Phone: (201) 222-3400

Free Trial Classes available.

Our kids classes are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and we encourage people to email us at [email protected] or call 347-469-7218to set it up.

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5 tips on How to evaluate a school

Google it. 

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We live in the age of the internet. Any time you sign your kid up for anything all, you should be first looking on the internet for clues about the school’s reputation. Do they have a website? If they do, check it out – what’s on it? Does it look professional?

If the website is the window to the program, how are they presenting themselves to the world? If they don’t have a website, does that tell you something about the way they choose to communicate? Take it all in.

Ask the moms. 

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Being in contact with other moms is essential to our survival as a species – and I mean that both in the jokey way but also in an I’m-not- kidding-at- all way. None of us can do this on our own. Ask other moms (online or in person) what experiences they’ve had at this school, or that daycare, or with program you’re interested in. Ask for suggestions.

Pass by the school.

Walk, bike, or drive by the school. Do this in the morning, when people are going in.

Do it during the day, do it at pick up time. Notice what’s happening. Is there chaos? Trust your gut – do these adults look like they know what they’re doing? Would you be comfortable letting your kid loose here?

Tour the school.

Find a time when you can go to the school to tour it. When you’re touring, observe not just with your eyes, but with your instincts too. Hone in – remember your gut. Visually you’re looking for cleanliness, happy and engaged children, organization of toys and equipment, multiple adults paying attention to and/or moving around with children.

BE FLEXIBLE.

Allow yourself to be impressed or disappointed – especially if your expectation was to be impressed or disappointed. Remember that no school has rainbows shooting out of its roof, so don’t set your expectations impossibly high. On the flip side, if you feel uncomfortable with a place (even if everyone else says its wonderful) don’t choose that place. And if you do choose the wrong place, allow yourself the flexibility to switch.

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School Open House 2016

NEWEST MONTESSORI SCHOOL IN HUDSON COUNTY: ENROLLING NOW

July 11 – August 31:  CALL FOR APPOINTMENT @ 201-985-8745

LIBERTY MONTESSORI: NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2016

PRIMARY CLASS (3-5 YEAR OLD)

EXPERIENCED, AMS CERTIFIED MONTESSORI TEACHERS

AUTHENTIC AMS MONTESSORI EDUCATION

FREE PARK & RIDE TO NY WATERWAY / SHUTTLE TO PATH

Contact : Call 201-985- 8745 OR Email : [email protected]

Website : http://libertymontessori.org

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Jersey City Pre-schoolHudson Montessori School Open House

November 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us on Saturday, November 12, 2016 for our Open House to learn more about our school, curriculum and the admissions process.  This is also a great opportunity to meet some of our staff and see the classrooms!

Please use this link to register for the Open House: http://hudsonmontessori.net/admissions/open-house/

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Jersey City Pre-schoolAll Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

September 20 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am

Tours are conducted during the school day to provide prospective families an opportunity to see the school in action. For families exploring admission for the 2017-2018 school year, tours are offered on the following Tuesdays:

September 20, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 22, 2016
As space is limited, advance registration is required. To register, click here:
Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a brief presentation by the Head of School and a glance at our Spirituality assembly, followed by a tour. This event is intended for parents only.
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Jersey City Pre-schoolImmediate openings in Middle School-The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS)

June 29 @ 8:00 am – September 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Ethical Community Charter School,

Immediate openings in 6th grade and middle school!
Call us for more information: 201-984-4151 or email  [email protected]
Want to schedule a tour during the summer hours?visit: http://teccsjc.org/admissions
or sign up at: https://docs.google.com/…/1HgafK7jexBLJ-Q6T5rrCOw…/viewform…
        _________________________________________________________Hamilton Park Montessori School Open House Dates
  • August 4th at 9am.
  • October 21 at 9am
  • November 2 at 6pm
  • November 18 at 9am
  • December 9 at 9am
  • January 10, 2017 at 6pm
  • January 27 at 9am
  • February 10 at 9am
These sessions provide an introduction to the school as well as a tour of a classroom and are a great opportunity for parents to ask questions. They are for parents only (no children). Thanks so much and please let me know if you have any questions.
Hamilton Park Montessori School
Friend & Follow us:
Jersey City Pre-school
 
 
 
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Camp Riverband Open House“Family Camp Day” at Camp Riverband
We invite all families enrolled for the Camp Riverbend 2017 season to come for a day of camp fun for kids AND parents.  Both adults and children can try our climbing tower and zip line, archery, canoeing, gaga, crafts, pedal karts, s’mores and much more fun!    The time is TBD, probably 11 am – 2 pm
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Jersey City Pre-schoolSaint Dominic Academy Announces 7th Grade Openings for September 2016While they are limited, SDA still has openings in both the 7th (and 8th) Grade for September 2016.If you are interested, we will be administering the Entrance Exam on demand throughout the summer.  In other words, you can stop by any day, Monday – Thursday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon for your daughter to take the exam which usually takes between 1 1/2 – 2 hours.  (The only week not available is August 15-18.)At the same time, please bring along the completed Application for Admission (attached) and a copy of her final report card for Grades 5 and 6 (if applying for 7th Grade) or Grades 6 and 7 (if applying for 8th Grade.)  With everything in hand an acceptance decision could be made within a few days of her taking the exam.Saint Dominic Academy’s 7th and 8th grade is a guaranteed admission into Saint Dominic Academy for high school.  Additionally, it is an accelerated program that prepares the girls for a most successful high school experience.  This year’s graduating class continued an outstanding tradition of being accepted into some of the country’s finest colleges and universities and was awarded a total of $9.4 million in college scholarships.In the 7th and 8th grades, the girls will complete a full year of high school French, a full year of high school Algebra and will be on the fast track to taking many Honors and Advanced Placement courses in high school.  They also receive the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive approach to STEM education – Project Lead the Way.If you have any questions about the 7th or 8th grade or would like to submit an application, please contact the Admissions Office at 201-434-5938, ext. 14Once again, space is limited, but we would love to have your daughter join the Saint Dominic Academy community – where we believe in girls!

Hudson Montessori 7th Annual Social Studies Fair Presents “The Olympics”

Hudson Montessori’s 7th Annual Social Studies Fair will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The fair showcases our children’s academic journey with this year’s theme, The Olympics. The central attraction, the Exhibit Hall, is the fruition of a year-long study that was integrated into many aspects of the school’s curriculum. What makes “The Olympics” a unique topic is that the children have not only looked at the Olympics as a series of sporting events, but have delved into its history, present and future. They have studied what it takes to become an Olympic athlete and what it takes to become a host country. All of this culminates in the exhibits where they have applied their knowledge and skill to develop their displays. The event also includes a carnival for more than 500 people to be held in Zeppelin Hall, the large event space adjacent to the school, which promises fun for all ages. We will feature food from local Jersey City vendors, and activities that include bounce houses, craft tables, face painting, photo booths, and a mix of sport stations that celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Time: Opening Ceremony at 9:00 AM

Exhibition and Carnival from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Venue: Classrooms (Exhibits) and Zeppelin Hall (Carnival)

*Rain Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016

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SUPER SOCCER STARS

http://newyork.supersoccerstars.com/nj-summer-camps/

Multiple locations in Jersey City

Super Soccer Stars’ week-long Summer camps are the perfect way to keep your young soccer stars kicking away all summer long. Let your kid enjoy Fun in the Sun Camp, for ages 3 to 5; Indoor Mini Camps, for ages 2.5 to 5; and Full day Camp for ages 6 to 10.  Don’t miss a single chance to score a goal! Join one of their camps in Jersey City!  Programs are run in multiple locations in Jersey City. You can find out more at supersoccerstars.com or by calling the office at 212.877.7171

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MAD SCIENCE

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Mad Science Kids’ Lab, 720 Monroe St # E314B, Hoboken, NJ – Phone: 973-542-8366

Week-long science programs for ages 8-14. Choice for full day or half day. Select weeks with special topics for 5-7 year olds.

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BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

http://thebrunswickschool.com/programs/summer-program/

189 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201- 420-1550

June 27-August 26, 2016 (2-week minimum). Half/Full Day Options – Weekly Themes –Field Trips – Ages 3-8 Welcome!

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MY GYM

  • JERSEY CITY: 252 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone 201-205-1218 – http://www.mygym.com/jerseycity/camp

Dance, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, music, games, arts & crafts, and more!

My Gym camp is simply the best! Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, dance, martial arts, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Our themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same.   We provide a healthy snack for the morning and afternoon sessions.  For potty trained children 2.5yr to 13 yr olds.  To challenge the children appropriately, they will be grouped by age.

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HUDSON PLAY

http://hudsonplaynj.com

297 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-889-2837

Ninja warrior training camp with strength training for kids 5+. Additional set of activities to cover arts, music, math, science and personnel development (financial education exposure, presentation skills and other soft skills)

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CKO

http://www.ckojerseycity.com/

150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-360-3072

An active child is a healthy child. CKO Kids boxing is a fun and exciting way to keep your kids active. The children will learn the basic kicks and punches, we set up obstacles and other fun games while focusing on balance, coordination, and confidence!
Memberships include gloves and t-shirt
Every monday and wednesday from 4:15pm – 5pm
$69.00 per month

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CAMP RIVERBEND

www.campriverbend.com

116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ,  07059 – Phone: 908-580-2267

June 27 – August 12, 2016 / M-F, 9:30am – 4:15 pm.
Located in Warren Township NJ (30 minutes from downtown Jersey City). Daily summer bus service included!
For boys and girls ages 3-14
Daily swimming lessons, all types of sports, crafts, nature, cooking, adventure course, special events, cookouts and much more!

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KEY ELEMENT LEARNING

www.keyelementlearning.com

338 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-200-1160

Our Summer Camp will operate from June 6 through August 26, 2016, and week to week enrollment is available to provide complete flexibility. Simply choose from 2, 3, or 5 day sessions either morning, afternoon or full day option. Although we require a 2 week minimum for our 2 or 3 day sessions, in order to allow for summer travel plans, the weeks do not have to be consecutive. Commit to 2 or 3 months commitment for a more convenient price.

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THE LEARNING SUITE / BERGEN-LAFAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

www.bergenlafayettemontessori.com

324 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07304 – Phone: 201-706-3403

June 20, 2016 – July 29, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Before Camp Care from 7:30am – 9:00 am. After Camp Care from 3:00pm – 6:00 pm. Indoor and outdoor play, themed activities, field trips, splash day.

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THE ETHICAL COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL 

www.teccsjc.org

95 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: 201-984-4151

TECCS is a public charter school-admissions by lottery. Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm (Early drop off 7:45am-8:10) Aftercare 4pm-5:45pm

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TENNIS APPROACH

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242 10th, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-344-7824

July for 4 weeks and possibly August for 1 or 2 weeks. Full Day Tennis Summer Camp for youth ages 5 to 12 from 9am to 3pm at Public School #37 next to Hamilton Park. We have a terrific art class built in as well. The focus is Tennis, athletic and motor – skill development.

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VIAQUENTI SCHOOL

www.viaquenti.com

837 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone: 201-222-0033

We offer Half, Full, and Extended Day. Swimming lessons, STEM, Crossfit for Kids, Music, Art, Cooking, & Gymnastics classes!

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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI

http://hamiltonparkmontessori.com/

1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-533-1910

6/20/16-8/12/16, 8am-6pm, swim class, soccer and lots of outdoor activities, field trips every week, from 2.5 to elementary age.

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EMBANKMENT SCHOOL

www.embankmentschool.com

342 7th ST, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-898-5437

The Embankment School offers a summer program with projects that encourage innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness. The activities get kids to become “makers”–getting their hands dirty, creating things, putting things together, taking things apart, and having a lot of fun doing it all! The program will run for six weeks, beginning June 20th, each week having a different theme. Families can register on a per week basis, each week costing $395.

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LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

www.lsc.org

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: 201-253-1214

Fun, innovative, and inquiry-based STEM* camp curriculum. Hands-on exploration and challenges
STEM Summer Camp: Robotics, forensics, 3D Printing, Maker Lab, YL Mini Camp and More. Lunch and Snack are available daily. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9am-4pm

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HOPE CENTER SUMMER ARTS CAMP

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100/116 Cambridge Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07307 – Phone: 201-870-1549

Our extended weeks start date is June 20th through July 1st. The first session of camp is from July 5th through July 29th. We will be closed the week of August 1st. Our second session starts August 8th through September 2nd. Our Camp hours are from 8am to 6pm. We have early care from 7:30 am to 8am. We operate from Monday through Friday. Students participate in Singing, Dance, and Drama classes. They work together to put on a Camp Musical at the end of each session. Other activities include field trips, sports, arts and crafts, etc.

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SWIM STARS CAMP

Pool Address:Saint Peter’s University

870 Montgomery Street

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Working Hours: Tuesday: 6:00PM – 8PM  (6:00PM – 6:40PM, 6:40PM – 7:20PM, 7:20PM – 8:00PM)

Thursday: 6:00PM – 8:00PM (6:00PM – 6:40PM, 6:40PM – 7:20PM, 7:20PM – 8:00PM)

Saturday: 1:20PM – 4:00PM

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HUDSON MONTESSORI

http://www.hudsonmontessori.net/

10 Regent St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-516-0700

June 20-August 12, 2016 – Ages 3 – 12

Our Summer Maker’s Camp is for young Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, Artists and Mathematicians who want to make their creativity and imagination come to life. Our campers will follow a different theme in each session, with each theme integrated into Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art and Math related activities. A day in our camp for ages 3 to 5 includes water play and outdoor play time, music & movement, cooking, Spanish, art & craft, jewelry making, Origami, field trips and much more. Activities for 6 year olds and up include swimming, tennis, scratch animation, 3D printing, chess, hip-hop theater, field trips and more. After Care campers will enjoy games and outdoor fun until 6:00 PM. Please visit our website for more details.

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FASTTRACK- LANGUAGES

www.fasttrack-languages.com

78 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 718-825-6598

Children enjoy developing new skills. Let’s assist your child in developing his/her Reading, Writing and Math skills.

Children will follow a customized curriculum designed to meet the needs of each child. Math and Language will be combined with  a short Yoga session.

From 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Jul 6-Jul 26 (3 weeks $885 )
Jul 6-Aug 2 (4 weeks 1,150)
Aug 3-Aug 16 (2 weeks $600)

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WORLD OF ABC

www.worldofabc.com

159 2nd ST, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-963-5555

Come join as at World of ABC for a summer full of fun, adventure, and learning! The Waldo Summer Camp offers three sessions beginning in July through the end of August to meet the needs of our families. Children rotate to four different stations throughout their camp day, experiencing fun activities related to the weekly theme. A few weekly themes are, carnival, mad scientist, pirates, outer space, and more! In addition, each day of the week features a lesson related to a either Engineering, Science, Geography, or Art, with an emphasis on combining learning with fun. Summer might be a break from academics, but that doesn’t mean that our students ever stop learning! In addition, children have the opportunity to attend weekly field trips to off-site locations. These sites include the Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Sandy Hook Science Center, Willowbrook Mini Golf, and Lyndhurst Sprinkler Park. Our summer camp program has also been designed by qualified and experienced teachers, and these same teachers lead each group of children throughout their camp experience.

Our summer camp’s first session (July 5th – July 22th),will include carnival games, different sports , and mad scientist experiments. During the second session (July 25th – August 5th), the children will celebrate Christmas in July and explore fun beach activities including a Luau! Children will then sail into our third and final session ( August 8th – August 26th), as they explore through activities related to pirates and end the summer with a blast in outer space! Come experience summer with us!

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HARBOR HILLS DAY CAMP

www.harborhillsdaycamp.com

75 Doby Road Box 516, Mount Freedom, NJ, 07970 – Phone: 973-895-3200

Camp Dates – June 27th to August 19th
Hours 9-4,
Location: Mendham, NJ
For over 50 years Harbor Hills Day Camp has been the summer home to thousands of campers. From Sports to Aquatics, and Outdoor Adventure to the Creative and Performing Arts, campers develop their skills under the supervision of our outstanding staff of counselors, specialists and coaches. Campers from ages 3-17 participate in a strategically-designed program of exciting activities. Harbor Hills includes door-to-door buses, daily hot meals and counselors of college age and a leadership team who are teachers or parents. Each summer campers become part of an engaging, enthusiastic and caring camp community that allows them to grow and thrive.

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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP

www.performingartsworkshop-nj.com

196 Morgan Street, Ground Floor, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-424-3075

Part-time programs for students age 3 and up. Full-time workshop for elementary-aged students (6-10)

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NEXT STEP BROADWAY

www.nextstepbroadway.com

233 9th St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-706-3025

Next Step Broadway’s Musical Theater Summer Camp ages 3-12, runs Monday-Friday 9am-4pm with options of early drop off and late pickup. Each day campers will enjoy indoor dance class, acting class, voice class and an arts and craft hour. Outdoor snack time, lunch and park play time. New Shorten day option for 3 & 4 yr olds.

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MATHNASIUM OF JERSEY CITY

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260 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-434-6284

Mathnasium is Jersey City’s neighborhood Math Learning Center. We offer a summer program of 12 or 20 drop in visits. We work with students one-on-one on individual learning plans based on their specific needs. The summer program includes a Written and Verbal Assessment.

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LEARNING LADDERS

www.learningladdersnj.com

35 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-918-6643

Starting on 27th June till August end with half day, full day and extended day programs located at 33 hudson street. Lots of outdoor activities, science, math, art and engineering based learning and fun activities

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BRICKS 4 KIDZ – JERSEY CITY, NJ

www.bricks4kidz.com/newjersey-jerseycity/

June 27, 2016 – Aug 19, 2016 (no camp on July 4th)

Two locations this summer:
Downtown – 209 Third Street Jersey City
JSQ Area – 41 Tuers Ave. Jersey City

Full Day : 8:45am to 3:15pm M-F $325/week
AM Session: 8:45am to 11:45am M-F $195/week
PM Session: 12:15pm to 3:15pm M-F $195/week

So many fun Lego themes to choose from .. Mining and Crafting, Superhero, Jurassic Brick Land, Angry Birdz, and so much more! Other activities include Arts and Crafts, Games and Prizes, Sports and Fitness.

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www.suratiinc.com

Surati Summer Camp 2016 for ages 4 – 12 yrs
Here is an awesome opportunity to unleash the hidden talents in your child! Through a combination of dance, theater and music, Surati’s Summer camps will introduce children to the exciting world of creative performing arts. From ancient fables like Panchatantra and traditional dance forms like Kathak, Odissi and Folk to Contemporary, Jazz and even Bollywood, we create a unique learning experience that will stay with your children forever. To know more about Surati go to www.suratiinc.com

Surati for Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded with a vision to showcase the rich cultural heritage of India through performing arts, education and community events. Since 2002, Founder-Artistic Director Rimli Roy and the Surati team have presented high quality cultural and artistic programming to Hudson County, NJ and beyond. Surati’s Holi and Diwali on the NJ Waterfront are among the most popular annual festivals in the region attracting thousands of people from around the US. In addition to training hundreds of new dancers every year, the group has also toured extensively with its staged productions and shows. Surati has performed in prestigious platforms like; Incredible India’s Annual Road Show (the Indian Ministry of Tourism) and the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (Indian Ministry of Textiles), The Kennedy Center and The Library of Congress (Washington D.C), The Lincoln Center (NY), The Reichhold Center at the University of the U.S Virgin Islands, The Rutgers University (NJ), The Alaska Performing Arts Center at Anchorage (AK), The Las Vegas Convention Center (NV), The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, The World Financial Center Wintergarden, New York City Hall and The Indian Consulate in New York City.

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THE RIVER SCHOOL

www.theriverschool.com

251 Warren St., Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-369-7003

Monday -Friday 7:30am -6:30 pm at 251 Warren St and 30 Newport Pkwy.

Field trips, soccer, swimming, art symposium and lots of out door play.

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LAKEVIEW DAY CAMP

www.lakeviewdaycamp.com

505 Riva Ave, East Brunswick, NJ, 08816 – Phone: 732-821-8933

Start Date June 27 – August 19 – Camp Days run from 9-4
LakeView offers a traditional private day camp experience with a full offering in the arts with classes like ceramics, woodworking and mad science. In sports such as softball, basketball, soccer, tennis and more. In adventure with a high ropes course, full lake front canoeing kayaking and paddleboarding, archery and mountain biking. Finally we have a first class brand new swim complex.
Tours available on request just call the camp office at 732-821-8933

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NJCU COMMUNITY RECREATION

www.njcu.edu/camps

110 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: 201-200-2528

• Fun-filled activities camp offering a variety of sports, swimming and arts and crafts.
• Campers receive daily swimming instruction
• Campers utilize both indoor and outdoor Collegiate Athletic Complexes

6 week long program with three two-week sessions available
Session 1: June 27 – July 8 $405 (NO CAMP JULY 4th / Price is prorated)
Session 2: July 11 – July 22 $450
Session 3: July 25- August 5 $450
ALL 3 Sessions = 10% DISCOUNT

• Ages 7-12 *6 year olds may be permitted on a case by case basis
• Camp Drop-off and Pick-up Location: TM Gerrity Complex – 235 New Jersey 440 Jersey City, NJ 07305
• Extended Day options available!
• Deadline to Register: June 1, 2016
• To register visit www.njcu.edu/camps
• For more information email [email protected]

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THE GROWING TREE LEARNING CENTER II

www.thegrowingtreejc.com

160 5th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-386-1502

All year around program

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STEVE AND KATE’S CAMP

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Elysian Charter School – 1460 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: 973-685-4089

Steve and Kate’s conforms to kids not the other way around. We offer a ton of fun, educational, wacky activities (such as bread making, music, animation, coding, soccer etc) that campers choose to explore at their own pace. We run from 6/27-8/26 M-F 7:30-6pm, day passes available (refunds applied to any not used so you don’t lose out), lunch is included (as well as snacks), all materials and hours. Want to come the whole summer? We have a membership option as well. Check out Steveandkatescamp.com for more information!

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WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

www.waterfrontmontessori.com

150 Warren Street, Suite 108, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-333-5600

Summer Program for children ages 2 through 13

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GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

www.gardenpreschool.org

242 10th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-309-0440

GPC Summer Camp is located at Garden Preschool Cooperative, 1/2 a block from Hamilton Park in downtown Jersey City. Camp activities include arts & crafts, cooking, science, music, circle time and lots of outdoor time at Hamilton Park where campers will enjoy lunch, play games, let off some steam at the playground and, of course, cool off at the spray ground!

GPC Summer Camp runs June 20 through August 19 with regular hours from 9am-4pm. Before/after care is available at additional cost.

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STEVENS COOPERATIVE SCHOOL

www.stevenscoop.org/summer

100 River Drive S, Jersey City, NJ, 07310

Stevens Cooperative School’s Summer Programs in Hoboken and Newport!

We have something for everyone from ages three to 14, offering five unique summer programs including day camps for children ages three to 5th grade, academic classes for 2nd-8th grade and specialty camps (including 40+ classes such as Video Production, CSI Forensic Investigation, Maker Studio, Fashion Lab and Sports Zone) for PreK – 8th grade. Day camp field trips include visits to Alstede Farms, Secaucus Pool, NJ Rock Gym, the Bronx Zoo, the Meadowlands Environmental Center and many more.

Programs run from mid-June to August 12. Most programs include extended care until 6:00 pm. It’s a great place to be this summer!

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THE CRAYON BOX

www.njcrayonbox.com

54 Coles Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201 – 688-6060

 

June 27 thru August 19, 2016 (8 weeks) Enrollment is flexible, sign-up for as many weeks needed. 

MondayFriday (9am- 12pm) and (1pm-4pm).

Space is limited to 15 students!!!!

Registration is open to students aged 5-10 years old.

Registration closes: May 31, 2016, Register Early and receive 40% Discount. 

 

Kids love art and The Crayon Box– Art Camp provides them with a variety of experiences that will both entertain and educate them. Each week the art projects are centered on a different art theme. Activities will include both two and three-dimensional art such as drawing, painting, sculpting and crafts. Our camp is run by Gloribelle Hernandez,  an experienced and certified art teacher. Students are asked to bring a bottle of water, snack and a work shirt.

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JERSEY CITY CHILDREN’S THEATER

Jersey City Children’s Theater
83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ. 07302

JC SummerArts Jr. (ages 3-5) by Jersey City Children’s Theater & Nimbus Dance Works
Children will create original theater, shadow puppets, dance and song around American folklore and Native American stories.  Dance from Nimbus Dance Works and music from A Sound Start will be incorporated into the programming each week.

Choose up to 6 weeks for *$225/week:

July 18th – July 22nd

July 25th – July 29th

August 1st – August 5th

August 8th – August 12th

August 15th – August 19th

August 22 – August 26th

Register Early to save over $100!
Book as many weeks from now until * May31st for just $225/week.

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*Registration after May 31st:

* June 1st – 30th: $300/week

* July 1st – August 22nd  $350/week

 

JC SummerArts 2016: “CELEBRATE JERSEY CITY” (Ages 6-9)

The Courtyard, 209 3rd St. (Corner of Erie),  Jersey  City, NJ. 07302

Jersey City’s own Jersey City Children’s Theater and Nimbus Dance Works, along with music educator Andi Gunden, bring instruction in dance, theater, and music each week along with healthy doses of fun outdoor time and special events. The full day summer camp, for ages 6-10, focuses on a distinct theme each week with specialized arts experiences working with professional artists from a range of different art forms and styles. Each week features guest teaching artists including:  Surati (Indian dance & performance), Segunda Quimbamba (Puerto Rican Folkloric Music & Dance), Chazz Giovanni Bruce (NYC Hip Hop Theater Artist), Theresa Coombe-Mannino (Broadway performer).

With performances each week, lots to learn about and great friendships to build: come celebrate and learn at JC SummerArts!

 Week 1: July 18 – July 22- Showbiz Essentials

Week 2: July 25 – July 29- Indian Dance,  Bollywood and Panchatantra with Surati!

Week 3: Aug 1 – Aug 5- Latin American Music, Dance & Stories with Segunda Quimbamba

Week 4: Aug 8-Aug 12- Hip Hop: Dance, Spoken Word and Theater & Murals

Week 5: Aug 15 – Aug 19- Alice in Wonderland in Dance, Theater & Music

Week 6: Aug 22 – Aug 26- Hip-Hop: Michael Jackson Week!

Go to http://jcsummerarts.org/ for more information.

International Day in Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

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It was an exciting week at Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken where students and families celebrated International Day in honor of all the wonderfully unique cultures around the world.

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In the weeks leading up the event, each classroom chose a country to study and learned about their traditions, foods, dress, and language. The children’s studies culminated in an exciting and heart-felt celebration with our families, featuring songs and dances performed by our students and traditional foods from our vast heritages.

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The schools also participated in Passport Day where children “traveled around the world” on a journey through the school to different classrooms. Each was set up to represent a different country.

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They learned about the culture, collected a special food, and got their passport stamped. International Day helps children understand how fortunate we are to live in a world where we can learn so much from diverse nations.

 

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It also helps them discover the wonders of our differences as well as our unifying similarities.