All Saints Episcopal Day School Summer 2016 Camp

All Saints Episcopal Day School Summer Camp

Register Today for One of Our Summer Camp Programs!

Early Childhood Camp (entering Nursery through Kindergarten)

Two weeks June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 9am-1pm
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; one week $300, two weeks $550

Come explore during our “Around the World Camp.” This year students will be exploring Asia, Antarctica and Australia through delicious cooking, wild world games, awesome art and more! We also have scheduled a visit from Guitar Bob and Mr. Hans’ Gym on Wheels.

Early Childhood Camp Half Day (entering PreK through Kindergarten)
June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 9am-1:00pm, 
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; one week $550, two weeks $1,000

All the benefits from Early childhood camp plus an extended day program! Prepare your child for our all day program with this awesome offering which will also include Super Soccer Stars, Crossfit and Ms. Eddie’s cooking and crafts.

Elementary and Middle School Camp (entering Grades 1-7)
June 20-24 and June 27-July 1

Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; 9am-3:30pm, Aftercare Available until 6:30 $20/day, $80/week

one week $550, two weeks $1,000

Extend the school year with two weeks of summer fun, including World Games, Cooking, Yoga, Trivia, and Art at All Saints Day Camp.  We are happy to announce that this year the theme, “Around The World,” will visit the continents of Asia (week 1) and Australia and Antarctica (week 2).  Camp will include tie-dying, group challenges, and weekly trips to Tomahawk Lake AND the Asbury Park Splash Ground, along with a handmade camp memory book.  A final group trivia game and slideshow will round out each week.

Art Camp for entering Grades 1 through 6

Week of August 8-12, 9am-3pm 
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am

Aftercare Available 3:30-6:30, $20/day, $80/week
$500 for the week

Taught by our very own Ms. Therres, this Camp is a must the young artist in your life. Explore figure drawing, painting out in nature, building kinetic sculptures and more! Students will also “step into an artwork,” exploring a painting from history and recreating it live. A trip to a local art studio will also be a part of our week. The cost for this camp includes all materials!

STEM Camp

We’re excited to offer a STEM camp this summer.  Your child will learn about circuits, robotics and much more!  They will even create wearable circuits that they can take home! It will be a week of exploration, innovation and creativity. Students will also spend time outside each day.

STEM camp is a full day, week-long program.  Students entering Grades 5 – 8 may enroll in the first week of camp; students entering Grades 1 – 4 may enroll in the second week of STEM camp.

Camp Dates:

July 11th – Week 1 Begins; open to students entering Grades 5-8

July 18th – Week 2 Begins; open to students entering Grades 1-4

Camp will begin at 8:30 AM each morning, with an option to register for before care starting at 8:00AM.  Aftercare is available for participating students and runs from 3:30PM – 6:30 PM.

The cost for the camp is $560. Before care if free; after care is $20/day’ $80/week

All Saints “Around the World” Summer Camp

Does your school get out early?  Before the Fourth of July weekend?  Well, extend the school year with two weeks of summer fun, including World Games, Cooking, Yoga, Trivia, and Art at All Saints Day Camp.  We are happy to announce that this year the theme, “Around The World,” will visit the continents of Asia (week 1) and Australia and Antarctica (week 2).  Camp will include tie-dying, group challenges to compete for points (to help you with the final group trivia at the end of the week), and weekly trips to Tomahawk Lake AND the Asbury Park Splash Ground, along with a handmade camp memory book.  A final group trivia game and slideshow will round out each week.

This camp is for students entering First Grade through Seventh Grade.  Each day, families should send their children to camp with a snack and lunch (unless otherwise noted on the daily schedule).  Each child will receive a camp t-shirt (week 1) that they will tie-dye (note all campers will get a t-shirt, but if they only come week 2 it will not be tie-dyed).

Camp begins at 8:30 each morning and ends at 3:30 each afternoon, with extended care available until 6:00pm for an additional charge.  At $1,000 for both weeks or $550 for a single week, and $20 per day and only $80 for the full week for aftercare, this summer camp is the most exciting, action-packed and cost-effective summer child care available.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Camp Directors

Ronnie Loving: [email protected]

Rachel Therres: [email protected]

 

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

unionhudson.madscience.org

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

Tennisapproach.net

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: 551-208-2178

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

Lilmasters.com

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

mathnasium.com/jerseycity

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

Steveandkatescamp.com

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

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

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.

 

 

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

OVERVIEW

Apple Montessori Schools, with 12 locations in north and central New Jersey, focus on nurturing the “whole child” – intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and ethically. The schools emphasize individual student learning while cultivating personal creativity and self-confidence. Apple Montessori Schools offer various programs depending on the student’s age and the parents’ desire for the form of both academic and personal goals they would like for their child to accomplish.

To learn more about the school’s philosophy and mission, click here: http://applemontessorischools.com/about-us/

Apple Montessori School Programs in Hoboken.

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

LOCATIONS:

  • 1055 Maxwell Ln, Hoboken, NJ 07030
  • 221 River Street, Hoboken – Opening on 1/1/2016

The programs in Apple Montessori Schools Hoboken include infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, enrichment programs, and daycare/after school programs. The school in Hoboken is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 Monday-Friday.

INFANT PROGRAM:

For children from the ages of six weeks old to 1 and a half years old, this program’s schedule is entirely catered to the child and his/her “natural timetable” and habits. The ratio for child to adult is four to one or less with one caregiver assigned to each child. The role of this caregiver is to monitor the student’s behavior and to record and communicate accomplishments, concerns, and areas of potential growth to the child’s parents.

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

This program includes fun and enriching activities such as baby yoga, food tasting, music, and sign language. A separate nap room is also provided and children may nap when desired.

For more information on the general infant program, go here: http://applemontessorischools.com/infants-program/

TODDLER PROGRAM:

This program caters to children from the ages of 18 months to 2 years. The curriculum is centered around encouraging individual curiosity and character development such as kindness. Teachers do various activities with the children including the development of gross motor skills.

The toddler program has both part-time and full-day options. It is worth noting that various meal options are provided since children at this age can be very picky eaters.

For even more information on the general toddler program at Apple Montessori Schools, click here: http://applemontessorischools.com/toddlers-program/

PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN:

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

This program for 2-5 year olds provides a strong reading, math, and writing curriculum. The materials used appeal to all different learning styles. The curriculum also includes music, art, character development, computers, and Spanish. Moreover, practical life skills are also taught in this program. These practical life skills include cleaning, pouring liquid, buttoning, tying shoes, and other skills needed for children at this age.
For more information on the general Pre-K and Kindergarten program, go here: http://applemontessorischools.com/preschool-programs/

DAY CARE PROGRAM:

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

The Hoboken location of Apple Montessori Schools offers a engaging, educational and fun daycare and extra curricular programs from 7:00 am to 8:15 am, and 3:45 pm to 7:00 pm.

FasTracKids ENRICHMENT PROGRAM:

Enrichment education for children between the ages of 2-6 years. This program focuses on the brain development, self-confidence, creativity, and intellectual abilities of each child. The curriculum fosters communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. Apple Montessori Schools claim that the “FasTracKids program increases vocabulary as well as social behavior 100% – 150% faster than peers, while school performance improves 1-2 grades” (http://applemontessorischools.com/fastrackids-program/).

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

SUMMER CAMP:

Always looking for new ways to keep your kids entertained during the summer? Want them to do something besides sitting in front of the TV all day long? Apple Montessori at the Hoboken location offers a summer camp program which includes providing the children with fun, healthy, and educational activities such as arts and crafts, field trips, swimming lessons, music, dance, drama, science/nature programs and lessons, cooking lessons, camp clubs, karate lessons, and technology.

Apple Montessori Schools in Hoboken

For more information on the Apple Montessori Schools summer program, go here:http://applemontessorischools.com/where-summer-fun-and-learning-col…

Reviews on Apple Montessori Schools

“Our son has attended Apple Montessori School since he was 18 months old and is now 3 years old. When we listen to what he has to say every day, it is easy to see all that he is learning – and it’s much more than just how to read, write and do math! We have seen that Apple Montessori has helped him to develop as a whole person including development of his independence, focus, self-control, and independent thinking.”~Marc & Caren Murren

There are many testimonials written by teachers and parents alike such as the one above. To view more of these testimonials, click here: http://applemontessorischools.com/testimonials/

Online Google Reviews rate Apple Montessori in the Hoboken Location as a 4.5 out of 5.0. Most of the reviews, which were posted by parents of student who attended this school, were positive with the exception of a couple critical reviews.

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Google+ User: Huizen66 “My child is super happy and cries to go to school she is having a great time and the staff is so caring. I feel Very comfortable recommending this school to anyone.”

For more reviews of Apple Montessori School in Hoboken, click here.

I found this interesting news article on Apple Montessori School in Hoboken by the Hudson Reporter, a local New Jersey newspaper: The article interviews some of the teachers and caregivers at the school while detailing the history and origin of the Apple Montessori schools. The story provides a colorful, first-hand account of the school and its daily life.

So, if this schools’ individual, creative, and practical hands on approach to learning appeals to you, head on over to Apple Montessori Schools Website: http://applemontessorischools.com/  You can request more information, sign up, register your child, contact the school, and ask for a tour!

This is the link to the Hoboken Location of Apple Montessori: http://applemontessorischools.com/hoboken-location/

Smart Start Academy: Affordable high quality Education in Jersey City

 

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Smart Start Academy in Jersey City: As parents, we make many easy and tough decisions for our children. One of the more challenging ones is to decide whether your baby should go to a daycare or whether she’s ready for preschool. Too many questions arise – about Schedule, meals, activities, curriculum, and the most important is how do you feel about the people who is going to take care of your child.

As a first time mom and an immigrant I was so afraid of taking the wrong decision regarding to her school, everything was new to me. Luckily I stayed at home with my daughter for 2 years. But then came the time when she needed to meet and share with other kids and also she needed an avenue to assuage her curiosity. She needed to go to school and I needed to go back to work. Since my job has a flexible schedule, I wanted a school where she didn’t have to go every day. After all I could and wanted to keep sharing more moments with her.

By the month of march I decided to find an school for her. It wasn’t an easy task since we have so many schools in the town, all amazing but most of them have an everyday schedule. It was then by coincidence, I saw Smart Start Academy. I knocked the door and they opened with a big smile, immediately they offered me a tour, the school was so beautiful and they gave me all the details about curriculum, philosophy, schedule, activities, menu and I really loved it. They have flexible schedules as 2 days a week, 3 days a week, backup care program, after school daycare program and the everyday schedule. They got me that day and the same week I enrolled my daughter at Smart Start Academy.

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Learn everything you need to know about Smart Start Academy here with my insight as a parent and also with answers we obtained directly from the owners.

Smart Start Academy currently has 3 locations:

Smart Start Academy Early Childhood Development Center 552 9th Street, Hoboken

Smart Start Academy Nursery and Preschool 180 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

Smart Start Academy Learning Center 462 Central Avenue, Jersey City

Cesia Acosta, one of the owners of the Smart Start Academy, told us about their beginnings and growth: “We opened early months of 2011, we began with 6 or 7 families and now we have 150 families a year. It is a big jump in a very short amount of time and I think is really because of the passion that we’ve shown to our families as far as caring for their children, making sure that their well-being is number one in priority for us. Teaching them, giving them a quality and affordable education”.

smart start academy

What are the age ranges of children that your programs are geared toward?

The age ranges are from 6 weeks old to 5 years old and also they have an After school program for 6 to 9 years old at JC Heights Location. This program offers: Homework Assistance, Free Choice – games and group activities, Creative Arts – cooking, crafts, and hobbies, Media Club – computers, games, books and Summer Camp

What is the SSA care and teaching philosophy?

“Our mission is to create a nurturing, safe and respectful environment for our students, parents and teachers. We strive to create an exceptional learning experience for the whole child, cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically, and creatively.”

What is your approach to selecting teachers and staff?

“Passion for teaching is our number one and also we make sure that they have experience with different different age groups”

Why should parents enroll their kids at SSA? What differentiates SSA from other programs in the area special?

When I go and drop my daughter, during meetings and when I pick her up, the staff is always happy and smiling. My Daughter is shy and of course, as most of the kids, cried when she started. I was naturally worried about her adaptation to the school and not being with her all the time. The teachers always made feel like they have it under control, at the end of the day they made sure to tell me everything about her and they were so detailed that I felt safe as she was taking care by a family member. Now, my daughter is fully adapted, doesn’t stop talking about her friends and teachers and she is excited about going to school.

Miss Acosta told us why we should enrol our kids at SSA: “It is Quality education in an affordable price.Teachers of the school personally care about the kids. We became family with our families. We truly do want to know everything about our kids. It is genuine. We treated more as a family affair and we emotionally connect with our families. This is so important when you are caring for children as such a young age. They are so innocent, they are so pure and all they want is to learn, explore and have fun”.

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Features to highlight:

Meals:

Don’t I have to cook? I’m in.

“We offer a variety of different meals. Each meal have the right proportions (carbs, proteins, veggies and fruits), we have the kids taste different kinds of food and we make sure they are organic-natural food. In our schools We have a chef who prepare the meals and we get the fresh ingredients from the supermarket as early is possible. The meals are included in the fees, our school is all inclusive” Told us Karlos Magner, also owner of SSA.

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Assist with the Potty training: I’m just in this moment and she is doing great. “ We see the child signs of readiness and we start working on it and advice to the parents to follow the same process as we do so the potty training could be successful”. Cesia explained.

Foreign language exposure: We are a bilingual family and for us it was really important that her school was bilingual as well. Not only my daughter is speaking both but also is learning Sign language. It was a surprise for me when one day I went to pick her up and they were singing and doing the signs. Cesia told us a little bit more about it: “We have such a diverse group and it is so much fun. we all learn different phrases all the time. We teach sign language and spanish and If teachers come with a different language we encourage them to incorporate it in the lessons”.

Daily sheet App: Anxiety the first weeks of school? I was all anxiety since my daughter is 2 years old and It was new to us leaving her with someone else. SSA share this App with us where we can follow up our daughter’s day. Teachers upload pictures of what they are doing, every time they change a diaper, every time she drinks and eats. My husband and I were so glad with this feature and definitely helps a lot with the anxiety. At the end of the day we also receive a summary by email with the pictures attached. This would be a great memory because you can print them up and make albums of her first years in school.

smart start academy

Student-to-teacher ratios for each age group: Infant 3:1, toddlers 4:1 and older kids 5:1

Tuition: Please check tuition fees here: http://smart-startacademy.com/programs/tuition-

fees/the-heights/

Process: Parents should call the specific school you want to enrol your child, Schedule a tour ,take the tour, start the application process, fill some forms and pay $125 one time application fee.

Uniforms: The uniforms has been so practical to me and also they have helped my daughter to understand when she is going to school since she is not in the everyday program. Karlos Magner: “The uniforms have been such a success. The kids show more confident, It helps to low the anxiety, the kids feel part of something, they are part of the team. You have the feeling that you belong to something and that We are all the same”.

Sports and activities:

Cesia Acosta: “Physical activities are so important to us and depending on the school we take them once a day to the park. We have a backyard in the schools where they can play everyday and some days we take them to the park near in the neighborhood. We also have an Indoor gym at Hoboken Location, and during winter or rain days we have zumba, yoga, dance, music class with Rockasorri, we teach them how to kick the ball around, basketball court, etc”

smart start academy

smart start academy

More information, please check: http://smart-startacademy.com/

6 “Back to school” Tips

Summer is winding down (unfortunately) and it’s just about that time to go back to school! Very soon Jersey City Public Schools (and most private schools) begin the 2016 – 2017 school year. I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s really crept up on me this year. There are so many things to do before school begins that it can be hard to keep track. Here are some ideas that can help you get organized for the new session !


Label It
: One thing that’s generally consistent at every school (especially for the younger set) is that they want EVERYTHING labeled. This can be a daunting task. You can try old favorites like Fabric Markers, but sometimes it’s hard to label all clothing that way, especially on dark colored items. Name Bubbles are fantastic. These labels are durable and laundry-safe (they won’t wash off!), plus you can put them on virtually anything. Not to mention, they are pretty cute looking. Change of clothes: The younger set usually need a clean set of clothes to bring to school. This is something you can get done now and put aside for next week. Grab some summer clothes (or a spare uniform, if applicable) and put them into a large Ziploc bag. This way you can label the bag and it can easily be organized with your child’s other school items. The bag also doubles as a laundry bag for the soiled clothes being sent home.

School and office supplies on white background. Back to school.

School Supplies: Shopping for school supplies this close to the beginning of the school year can be a nightmare! The school supply aisles become ransacked and bought out. I like to shop at the Staples in Jersey City for school supplies. The store tends to be a lot less hectic than its neighbor (Target) and they carry pretty much every school supply you will need. Coupons: Check the link for some Staples coupons that you can bring into the store. If you don’t feel like braving the stores, you still have time to shop online! Amazon has its very own Back to School store. If you order soon, you should have it in time for the first day of school, especially if you have Amazon Prime.

School Lunch: The age old question…send them with lunch money or brown bag it? Get creative with homemade lunches! Don’t miss this Buzzfeed post “27 School Lunch Tips That Will Keep You Sane,” which includes great ideas like freezing juice boxes the night before to double as ice packs. If you are feeling gourmet, you can try “19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)” from Bon Appetit with recipes like Tomato Grilled Cheese Soup and The Antipasti Plate. Or you can always hit up the Pinterest Boards! To make your life easier, check out these reusable lunch containers with ice packs in the lids or try these reusable sandwich and snack bags.

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School Clothes: Last minute shopper? Don’t fear! Lots of stores are having Labor Day sales this weekend, so you can stock up and give the pocketbook a break, too. Macy’s is having a big sale in stores and online. Click here  for an in-store coupon. Gap is advertising “Everything up to 40% off” in stores and online. Plus, they have great options for uniforms, like khaki pants and skirts. If you need school shoes still, Zappos has a great selection of children’s shoes. As an added bonus, they ship quickly and shipping and returns are free, so you can order multiple sizes if you are unsure.

Get a Haircut: Looking to clean up those untamed summer tresses? There are plenty of options in our area. For the smaller ones, it’s important to find somewhere geared towards young children. Just 4 Kids in Hoboken is a great option for kids of all ages. They are especially good for younger kids. They offer Ferrari and Hummer styling chairs, flat screen TV’s equipped with Apple TVs with Netflix and Hulu. They ask you child what their favorite show is before they even begin. There are also games, balloons and organic lollipops. Tousled Hair Salon is a local option (where you can get your haircut, too!) that offers children’s haircuts.

Soaring Heights Charter School in Jersey City

Soaring Heights Charter School in Jersey City

Hi everyone! Before I begin speaking about Soaring Heights Charter School I would like to begin with something that is handed out to the parents and students (on the first day of classes I presume) that is to be agreed and signed upon:

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.

Soaring Heights Charter School in Jersey City

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.

Soaring Heights Charter School in Jersey City

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.

Soaring Heights Charter School in Jersey City

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.

The Ethical Community Charter School

The Ethical Community Charter SchoolIf you’re looking for a school that treats character building just as important as it does learning the academics then 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 The Ethical Community Charter Schoolknow 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 SchoolThe 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.

The Ethical Community Charter SchoolAs 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.

The Ethical Community Charter School

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.

Jersey City Community Charter School: Planning skills that shows

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!

Jersey City Community Charter SchoolAt 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!

Jersey City Community Charter School

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.

Jersey City Community Charter SchoolWhat 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.

Jersey City Community Charter School

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.