Hamilton Park Montessori School in Jersey City

Hamilton Park Montessori School

Hi Mamas! It’s time to get talking about Hamilton Park Montessori School. First up, important dates! The most important date to keep in mind for the Hamilton Park Montessori School in Jersey City is the admissions date. The deadline for submitting an application to the school is December 31st. Now if after this blog or if after you check out the website I urge you to move along with applying to this school with urgency because they seem to have a lengthy process. Before being able to apply you must first attend a “first step session”. From what I can gather, the first step session is the time for the school to get to know you, the adult. Children are not allowed to attend this meeting. There are only a limited amount of seats available for this meeting so once you know you are truly interested in applying to this school I suggest you all to do so as fast as possible.


At Hamilton Park Montessori School they aim to create a high-quality learning environment that meets the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of its community members. They aim to ensure that each child’s needs are being taken into consideration and tended to.

There are three different programs that are offered at Hamilton Park Montessori school. One of the programs available at this school is the bridge and early childhood program. This program is set into place for the younger students that will be in attendance in this school. The bridge and early childhood program is a program designed to help bridge the gap between home life and school gap. It is set into place so that they can ensure a safe and smooth transition for the child who is going to be away from mom for more than five minutes for the first time ever. That know that it is their job to let the child know that they are safe and in good hands. This program is available for children of the ages 2.5 years to 3 years.

The second program available in Hamilton Park Montessori School in Jersey City is the early childhood program. This program is open to students of the ages 3 to 6 years old. In this school the classes are diverse. In these classes teachers use art, music, movement, physical education and foreign language to support and strengthen the child’s gifts and knowledge. . For the kids who are older there are other courses that are put into their curriculum such as sports (i.e. soccer & tennis), literacy and writers workshop. For this program parents have the choice of choosing to have their child attend school for half a day or for a full day.

The last program available in Hamilton Park Montessori School is the summer program. The summer program is in place for the children to have a place to go in the summer time. Let’s be honest here, there aren’t many places at times where we can’t take these little ones where we can ensure a proper balance of fun and knowledge and its usually because we don’t know where to go. Well, if your summers sound a little like what I have just described then maybe enrolling your child into the summer program at Hamilton Park Montessori in Jersey City may just be a great idea. There is a separate fee and admission process for this summer program so please be sure to give their website (http://www.hamiltonparkmontessori.com/) a look.

At Hamilton Park Montessori they know that it is important to provide these students with extra curriculum activities that will help them grow socially and mentally all while having a good time. They offer up activities like creative arts, movement, the performing arts, the creative arts and brain gym. Brain gym is a term that makes up many of the activities that strictly promote the use of your child noggin. Games, clubs and activities such as chess and the science clubs just to give you some examples.

Interested in Hamilton Park Montessori so far? Please do give their website a look and set up a date to go and visit them yourself if needed/possible. Again, I cannot stress enough how important it is to take action now. Slots are limited! Have a safe school hunt everyone!

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The Garden Preschool Cooperative In Jersey City


The Garden Preschool Cooperative In Jersey City

The Garden Preschool Cooperative is a private school located in Jersey City. They have a great philosophy intended to not just educate the children but to also better the community and the future that it holds. In this blog post you can find out more about how to apply to this school, what their goals are as educators and the resources available at this school. However, before I go on to tell you about all that this school has to offer, it is important to note the upcoming open house dates for this school.

When you’re looking for a preschool for your children, moms want a place where they feel is a safe, fun, and enlightening environment for their little ones. They want to make sure that their child’s safety is ensured and that they make the right choice. Often times we question everything and everyone, except perhaps maybe another mom who has gone through the same situation. Well guess what? Garden Preschool cooperation is a parent-run nonprofit preschool. Have I intrigued you already? For some of you this might. This parent-run preschool aims to high quality progressive early childhood education all in a nurturing environment for your little ones. At Garden Preschool cooperation they know that curiosity is a child’s number one motivator in learning and growing. This is why the faculty of garden preschool stress children’s play in order to develop important aspects of the child in these early and vital years.

Interested in knowing what the teachers in this preschool are like? Well then this section is very important for you. Garden preschool cooperation makes it very simple and easy to get to know the teachers of the school with a simple click of the button. All of the teachers at the garden preschool cooperation in Jersey City are very motivated to do right by each child that attends this school. They have each been motivated to become teachers for some time in their life pushing them to properly develop the skills that each child has. If you are interested in reading the short bios of each teacher at the garden preschool cooperative in Jersey City then please feel free to visit their website at http://gardenpreschool.org/teachers.html

In order for your child to attend Garden Preschool cooperation they must be of a certain age upon entry. Children of the ages between 9 months and 5 years are allowed to apply for entry at the garden preschool cooperation. They are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year so if you are interested please be sure to go to the website I have posted above and click on the application link which will give you the forms needed to apply for this school. Most importantly, if you are interested in visiting the school but are not able to attend the open house dates that are already set into place, please be sure to call the garden preschool cooperation to set up a date that would best work for you. As always, happy school hunting!

The Academy of Saint Elizabeth- An All girls Catholic School!


The Academy of Saint Elizabeth

Heads up Mommies! There’s another open house coming up. It’s time to talk about the Academy of St. Elizabeth in Jersey City. Academy of St. Elizabeth is a single sex- all girls’ school. They believe that in an all girls’ environment there is further opportunity for them to excel and work at their highest potential. In this blog I will go into more details about what this school has to offer. However, if you would like to check this out for yourself you can do so very soon! Academy of St. Elizabeth in Jersey City is having an open house on Wednesday November 13th at 7:00pm. There is no registration required! You can simply arrive at Academy of St. Elizabeth, which is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls. Another very important date to remember if you are interested in this school is the Admission testing date, which is to take place on Saturday November 16th at 8:30am. Don’t forget to save the dates!


The Academy of Saint Elizabeth is an independent, Catholic all girl school whose goal is to prepare young women for college. At Academy of St. Elizabeth in Jersey City, they aim to “promote disciplines of academic excellence and moral responsibility within a nurturing faith community.” They believe that single gender education at this level is crucial in inspiring women in society to want to develop their leadership roles. Along with this belief, the teachers at the Academy of Saint Elizabeth know that it is important to uphold programs that develop and reflect the needs and interests of college-bound students. They maintain a small sized classroom so that each student can receive as much personal attention as possible.

Now, let’s talk tuition. The tuition rate at Academy of St. Elizabeth is 17,000. Now, this actually does not include the general fee or book fees, field trips etc. I know this is a large amount of money. However, what if I told you that at the Academy of St. Elizabeth they offer up scholarships and/or Financial Aid? Now we’re talking, right?

At The Academy of Saint Elizabeth they award Merit Scholarships yearly. These awards are given based on superior scored on the entrance exam amongst other exceptional performances displayed by the student. The other option is to opt for Financial Aid. If you feel that your family may qualify for financial aid, when applying you need to make this known to the admissions office. You will then be required to submit family income statements, number of children that are currently in school and a copy of the family W-2 and 1040 forms to ensure that you do qualify. After that, if you do qualify they will let you know how much, all or some, of your child tuition will be covered.

Lastly, I would like to inform you all about the extracurricular activities made available to the students of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth in Jersey City. These activities are designed for each student to develop leadership skills and self -confidence but most importantly, these activities are in place so that each of these young ladies can have a place to just have fun while they develop different life skills. The Academy of St. Elizabeth offers activities such as the language club, the science club, the spring musical, the girls learn international club, the yearbook committee, literary magazine, forensics and student council among other things. If just one of these things sound of interest to you and/or your child, why not take a look? As I stated at the top the Academy of Saint Elizabeth in Jersey City is hosting an Open house on November 13th. Feel free to stop by or visit their website at http://aosenj.org/. Happy school hunting everyone!

Stevens Cooperative School in Jersey City

Stevens Cooperative School in Jersey City


Hi Mommies! Let’s start this Wednesday with a little information on Stevens Cooperative School! First and foremost I would like to let you all know of the upcoming dates for this school, which is located in Jersey City. The Stevens Cooperative School has two locations; one in Hoboken and one in Newport. Both campuses are going to host an open house very soon so I’m here to give you the details! The Hoboken Campus, which is open to children from the age of two too eighth graders, is hosting an open house this Saturday, October 26th at 10:00 a.m. If this date does not work for you, the Hoboken Campus will also be having open houses at later dates: Tuesday, November 2nd at 8:30 a.m. and Thursday, November 14th at 8:30 a.m. For those of you who would prefer to attend the Newport Campus their upcoming dates for their open houses are as follows: Saturday, November 2nd at 10:00a.m and Thursday November 21st at 8:30a.m. Now this is very important mommies, if you are attending the open house at Hoboken on November 12 or the 14th or the open house in Newport on November 21st then YOU MUST RSVP BY EMAILING [email protected] AND LETTING THEM KNOW YOU WISH TO ATTEND THAT SPECIFIC OPEN HOUSE. These are the only dates in which you must RSVP, the others are simply open; no RSVP necessary.

Stevens Cooperative School in Jersey CityNow it’s time to talk a little bit about what Stevens Cooperative School can offer you and your child. At Stevens Cooperative School in Jersey City is a school that is well aware of what the challenges are now in a society that is constantly and rapidly changing and evolving. They understand this and challenge this by offering students something that they call a “student-centric curriculum”. Their curriculum is set to cultivate confidence and responsibility, and is set to promote creativity, research, reflection and design. They place importance on the development of the child’s social skills along with their ability to solve problems and decision making.

At Stevens Cooperative school they offer a wide variety in the studies. On their webpage(www.stevenscoop.org) under programs there is a Curriculum guide that you can view online. This will show you exactly what each child will learn depending on the grade in which your child would be enrolled in. They offer subjects both common and unique ranging from Language arts to science to music. Each child is provided with the proper curriculum that fits his or her needs.

Does Stevens Cooperative School serve lunch? Why yes, they do! At Stevens Cooperative School you are able to place orders for lunch up to a month in advanced! Regardless of the campus that your child is in, each parent can go onto their website where the lunch is ordered. There you can find out what entrees are coming for each day of the month and decide if you wish to purchase the lunch for your child or if you would prefer to package their lunch on some days. It is all up to you and only a click away.

Lastly mommies, I would like to let you know about the afterschool program available at Stevens Cooperative School in Jersey City. There are two types of after school programs at Stevens Cooperative School. One of the choices is to enroll your child in after school classes. These classes are divided into what they call “Enrichment Classes and Special Classes”. Enrichment classes are free of charge because they offer simply an extension of the school curriculum already in place and the school day. Special classes, on the other hand do require a fee because these are classes that are not required in the curriculum but available to the students as an extra class you can choose to take on. The special courses offered change every trimester.

If you’re not looking to enroll your child in extra afterschool classes but still need an alternative, guess what? Stevens Cooperative School, in Jersey City, offers a simple afterschool program. The afterschool program provides childcare from 3:0 pm- 6:00 pm every day after school. This program is available and open to all students and best of all, because it is meant to be a time for supervised activities like board games or arts and crafts and other things of that nature, this afterschool program is completely free!

Stevens Cooperative School has so much to offer and they are not afraid to show it on their website. So don’t forget, Stevens Cooperative School is hosting numerous amount of open houses available to you and if you cannot make it the website which is posted above, offers all the information you can get. Happy School searching everyone!

Waterfront Montessori in Jersey City


Waterfront Montessori is a Baccalaureate school for children aging between the toddler and middle school years. They are a school that is built upon passion for education. There are two ways you can find out more information about this school. One is to please continue reading this blog and I will inform you on more of this schools beliefs and programs. The other option is to visit them for yourselves! Waterfront Montessori school located in Jersey City is having an open house on Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm. To attend this open house (or any their open house that they offer the following months) be sure to visit their website (www.waterfrontmontessori.com) in order to register for the date you wish to visit.

When you first visit the main website of Waterfront Montessori there are three big words sitting at the very top. “Engaging. Exciting. Joyful.” Those three words are the three words this school believes defines what aspects in education and schooling systems can bring about the best outcome for your children. What can I say, those words grabbed me!

At Waterfront Montessori, located in Jersey City, they offer education for children of the ages 2 through Grade 8. They also offer a specific program, the IB Middle Years Program for students in grades 6 to grade 8. In this school they are very passionate about education. They believe in providing each child the individual experience they each need in order to grow and achieve. They believe that it is not their duty to shape each child, but instead that it is their duty to provide them with the essentials that they need to become their own success; encouraging each child to acknowledge and grow from his or her own set of gifts and interests.


The curriculum in place at Waterfront Montessori is one unique to most schools. The curriculum in place is designed to offer structure and guidance for the students while at the same time maintaining the feeling of freedom and choice for each child to roam. In this school they feel this is an important process for each child because it promotes a bigger sense of self-awareness as well as producing children to be self-confident, well balanced, and focused on whatever their interests may be.

There are five different programs available in Waterfront Montessori in Jersey City. Each program is divided by age groups, guaranteeing the proper education for each child placed in this school system. The programs available in Waterfront Montessori are as follows:

The Toddler Program:

  • For children of the ages 2-3
  • Designed as a stepping stone for children to step away from their home and begin to feel comfortable in a school environment for the very first time.
  • Classroom designed so that the children can explore
  • Activities are in place to promote self-care, develop motor skills, and begin to concentrate and absorb multi-step directions and to develop social skills.


The Primary Program:

  • For children of the age group for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4
  • Promotes language and language skills, writing, reading, mathematics, science, geography and culture subject areas
  • A learning environment that provides order, encourages exploration, encourages choice amongst many other forms of structure

The Kindergarten Program:

  • For children of the ages 5-6
  • It is an extension of the primary program and a transition to the Elementary program
  • The space between the children in the kindergarten program and the primary program is shared, promoting and providing guidance for the younger children from the older ones and leadership for the older children, helping them to reinforce what they have mastered in their previous years.
  • Offers more advanced activities, both as an entire group and within their classroom groupings

The Elementary Program

  • For children in grades 1-5
  • Transitioning the children from thinking concretely to making more abstract thoughts
  • Curriculum of the sciences, computers and technology, mathematics, literacy and literature, social sciences, history, world geography and civics
  • The use of different art forms (such as art, music, poetry, etc.) to lend excitement to the day of each student

The Middle School Program

  • For children in grades 6-8
  • Provides a structure of academic challenge that encourages the students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world
  • Students are required to study two languages, sciences, mathematics, humanities, arts, physical education and technology

Think one or all of these programs sound like something that would work for yourself and your child? Then why not take a closer look for yourself! As I stated earlier, Waterfront Montessori in Jersey City is having an open house Wednesday November 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm. If you cannot make this date but are very interested they have other dates available, one in December and another in January. Just be sure to visit the Waterfront Montessori website and register for the date that works for you! Happy School search!

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Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jersey City


Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jersey City

Have you ever heard of Our Lady of Czestochowa School of Jersey City? No? Well this blog post may be just for you! It’s time to talk about Our Lady of Czestochowa and all of the advantages that it can offer for you and your child.

Our Lady of Czestochowa is a private school located in Jersey City It is a catholic elementary school located on the waterfront. At this school they promote the growth of a child not only intellectualy but spiritualy, emotionaly, physically, moraly and socially as well. Their goal is to support your child in developing to their fullest potential, helping them achieve their goals in the lifelong process. In fact, right on their website they claim they are commited to “developing attitudes that will enable the child to have deeper relationships with God” along with “providing a curriculum that gives consideration to each child’s interest, potential and giftedness” and also “encouraging both parental and community participation”. A mission that I think may be hard to find a negative in.

If you’re looking for a location that is up and coming, Our Lady of Czestochowa has it! The school is located in a rapidly developing area along the Hudson River waterfront, often refered to as the “Gold Coast”. It is slowly becoming one of the main financial and business centers of the East Coast; a great sight to see.


Sounding good so far? Let’s talk about tuition rates. The tuition rate at OLC for this school yea changes depending on the grade in which your child would be in. If your child is in grades kindergarten to grade two then the tuition rate is $8800. However, if your child is attending OLC in grades three to grade eight then the tuition rate becomes $6800. Unfortunatly on their web page it does not seem to state anything about financial aid. But as I stated in one of my previous blog posts (go take a look!) it never hurts to ask! You can get into contact with this school and see if they have any financial aid options available or that they are accepting.

At OLC in Jersey City there are many opportunities for your children to Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jersey Citythrive. Along with their great school curriculum and school calendar (which is available on their website under the “Parents” tab) Old offers a variety of activities. At this school they do offer athletic sports for the children as well as after school programs for every child. They even make the homework assignments abailable and visible to the parents right on their webpage! How cool is that! The homework assignments are separated by grades and by class so as long as you know the name of your childs teacher, their homework assignment is only a click away.

Now, here is something really cool that I want to talk about at Our Lady of Czestochowa. We all know sometimes it is hard to find a great playground in Jersey City that we feel is safe enough for our kiddies and clean and of course, fun! Well at Our Lady of Czestochowa they are doing something about it for the Jersey City Community! They have this ongoing project called Operation Playground! Operation playground is a project made to help create and support the making of a new playground at OLC. It is a project led by volunteers in the community. They want to get this playground back up and running after Hurricane Sandy. At OLC they know and understand the importance  of physical activity to the children. If you want to learn more about this project or if you would like to volunteer in any way give the website a look. And don’t forget to check out how to register your child if Our Lady of Czestochowa has already caught your eye.

Primary Prep In Jersey City!

Primary Prep

Primary Prep is one of many private schools located in Jersey City. It is an Elementary school exceeding in teaching children in kindergarten up to the eight grade. In this blog I will tell you a little more about Primary Prep, what it stands for and the services they provide.

At Primary Prep they believe it is important to understand the diversity that is present in Jersey City. It is a diverse learning community that takes into account the difficulties that each student may come across. At Primary Prep they try their best to prepare each child for success through academics social and personal goals. Each child is given the time to be nurtured so that they do achieve at their highest potentials. Who doesn’t want that!? Every mom wants a supportive yet challenging and safe environment for her child.

If you are a working parent this part may interest you. At Primary Prep they do offer a full-time program, taking place five days a week. The children have time for academics and even classes included that have different set of themes to enrich your child while learning and giving them an exciting outlook on school.  Some of the courses included are music, art, physical education and computers. With these four categories you child is bound to explore and find what their interests are perfectly balanced with their academic schooling.

Have a child that is too young to start attending kindergarten? Or maybe you have more than one child and want to keep them in the same school? Well guess what!? Primary Prep in Jersey City also offers preschool for those children who are not yet of age. Great news! Their Primary Prep Preschool offers the same values as their private elementary school. Their goal is to provide a safe, caring and loving environment for every child.  Each child will be given special guidance ensuring their achievement when they are finally ready to begin kindergarten.

At Primary Prep uniforms are required. The children are separated, through uniforms, in age groups and gender. Girls attending Primary Prep in grades kindergarten through the fourth grade must wear a specific uniform, different to that of the girls attending Primary Prep in the grades five to eight. The same rule applies for the boys.


Lunch Time! This is one of the many important questions that we must address and I believe I have the answer that you’re looking for. At Primary Prep in Jersey City lunch is provided! The cost of a daily lunch combo at Primary Prep is $4.25. The ay in which this school does the payment of lunch is pretty convenient if you ask me. Before your child begins to attend the school you are given a sheet to fill out stating the days in which you want your child to receive lunch and therefore you pre pay for the lunch. This eliminates to need to remember to give you child school money daily or avoids the possibility of the child loosing the money. What a great system!

After school programs? Why yes, yes indeed-Primary Prep has that as well! If you need a little extra time to gather yourself or maybe your child wants to get involved in sports, the afterschool programs available at primary prep is where you want them to be! Primary prep offers after school chess, art, basketball, music, soccer, dance, a glee club and a drama club. A program for every child there for you to take advantage of as a member of Primary Prep.

Convinced but you would like to see the website yourself? Want to get into contact with Primary Prep in Jersey City. Sure thing! Just go to www.primaryprep.com and get your child started on a great education they will never forget!

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Start Smart Academy in Jersey City


Getting a good start on your child’s education is extremely important. Those starting years can be a great jump start to a great educational life. It can mean the difference between Honors and falling behind sometimes. So let’s get talking about great starter schools! In this post I will tell you all about a great school located in Jersey City. It’s time to talk about Start Smart Academy! I will inform you on the numerous facts every mother wants to hear. If you’re looking for the facts this is the right place. We will talk about their policies on lunch, their ethics, beliefs and programs available at Start Smart Academy.



Today I want to talk to you mommies about Start Smart Academy  located in Jersey City! A good jump start to your child’s education. Star Smart Academy is a school located on 462 Central Avenue in Jersey City. The school is open for children of the ages from 2 to 9. All of the teachers are certified teachers and the school is ESL certified as well. At Start Smart Academy they make it their mission to create a safe and respectful environment for all children and their parents. They want to ensure that every child that attends Start Smart Academy will develop cognitively, socially and creatively among other things. Their goal, to Prepare the future of Jersey City.



In order to get the little ones of Jersey City thinking moving and growing, Start Smart Academy uses everyday fun to get them going.  For example they will use music and art as a tool to enrich the child’s mind. They will use puppetry to help children develop social skills and they will use group work as well. At Start Smart Academy they have many methods that are bound to help your little one grow.


Being that everyone’s life schedule in Jersey City can vary numerously, Start Smart Academy had numerous programs that are available to you. The programs available are very lenient so that you can choose what works best for you and your child. So if your child is younger you can enroll your child for the two days a week program, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and have your baby spend the other days with you or the other areas that you may enjoy to visit in Jersey City. There are other programs such as the three day program (Mon/Wed/Fri), the four day program (Mon-Thurs) and the five day program (Mon-Fri). For each of these programs the hours are from 7:30am-3:30pm. For children of the ages 2-5 there are also half-day options available. There is a morning program (from 8:30am-12:30pm) as well as an afternoon program (from 2:30pm-6:30pm).



I know what you’re thinking…WHAT ABOUT AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS in Jersey City!? Well guess what, Start Smart Academy offers after school programs as well from Monday through Fridays. The after school program is offered from 3:30pm-6:30pm but it is up to you how long your child stays. The rates for the afterschool program is hourly, being $10 an hour for children that are not current students at the academy and $7 an hour for children that are current students at the academy.



Unfortunately because of the diversity in Jersey City and at Start Smart Academy lunch is not provided. Each child must bring in their own lunch with them. However, Start Smart does provide healthy snacks for all of the children.

There is a $100 registration fee when applying for your child to attend Start Smart Academy. If so far this school seems like something that your child could benefit from I suggest giving their website a little look. (http://smart-startacademy.com/) One great option available in Jersey City for one smart start!


Can I afford Private School? Why yes! Let’s talk about tuition and possibilities

Private School in Jersey City

Hey Mommas! I think it’s time we talk about the cost of education in Jersey City. How many of you know
how much, on average, it costs to put your child in a private school that is to your liking? If you’re anything like I was a little while ago, you wouldn’t know the answer to this question, perhaps unless your child is currently attending a private school. If anything, you’d have an assumption which is quite common (It cost too much for me!).  So, let’s talk about it!

Upon hearing the words “private schools” and “tuition” most people tend to panic a bit, or at least the people around my community. Private school is often not even a part of the question simply because we are afraid to learn the actual costs of private schools. Let’s face it, it is one thing to think private school is too much of an expense and it is another to know that it is. But what if I told you that not all private schools will be in the ten thousand dollar mark? Yes there are many schools that do range in this pricey area of $10,000 (Saint Dominic Academy) or even higher like St. Peters Prep which is about $13,350. At the same time there are multiple schools that offer a fraction of that cost.  Schools such as St. Joseph and St. Anthony, which offer education for a tuition price from $4,000-$5,000.

I am assuming many of you are thinking this is still a big portion of budget to have to set aside. I agree, the cost of living is only getting higher and having to pay for an education that was supposed to be promised by a public school is a bit disheartening. But never give up! That is exactly what Financial-aid is set in place for.  If you feel that private school is the best option for you but this price of at least $4,000 is still too much for you, financial-aids are the way to go. Some of the schools, such as Al Ghazaly School, tell you right off the back about the financial-aid available to families that cannot afford the schools tuition. The information is literally sitting there on their web page (http://alghazalyschool.com/financialAid.html). To get to this information just click on the previous link, click on “prospective students” on the drop down menu located on the top and then click on financial-aid.

Not all private schools post their tuition right on their websites. Some require making a phone call to their main office (which must be done during business hours). So, if I may suggest:


First find the school that works for you and your child best (i.e. if you’re looking for a Seventh-day Adventist school or Muslim school or one that is co-ed), next check out their website. Look for that important tuition rate and lastly do not forget to check their rules on financial-aid. If the information isn’t sitting on their web page don’t be afraid to give them a call and ask. Some schools sometimes go to the extent of lowering the tuition for a particular family if they fall in the crack of not being able to afford tuition but aren’t eligible for financial-aid. So call and find out! IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK! Let nothing stand in your way of getting the education you want for your child.


Public Schools In Jersey City – Student to Teacher ratios in the classroom

Public Schools In Jersey City

As a parent you all know what is best for your child. Every child is different, each demanding a different type of care or attention. So why not go that extra length in finding a school that matches those very needs? Well, usually it becomes an effort to try and obtain such information from both the public and private schools. You just can never be too sure. Eventually it becomes a search battle much like when we try to find the best priced flight ticket.

 Public Schools In Jersey City


As a college student I know how important the teacher to student ratio can be. It can make the difference between scoring higher in test and just as important in the level of comfort your child will have in the classroom. It is most common to prefer a class with the smallest number of children so that each child can get that individual attention that they each deserve. I truly agree! It is every mother’s desire for their child to get all the attention they can get from the teacher. We want to make sure that each child can leave the classroom feeling confident that each day they learned something new without any confusion. However, as an education major I urge you not to forget about the positives a class with a good amount of students can do for your child. I always think it is a great benefit to be able to be in a room full of many different minds so that we could each learn from one another.

During the 2010-2011 school year the Jersey City Public School district had a student enrollment of 34,505. The number of classroom teachers employed at this same time in Jersey City was 2,665. This leaves us with an average ratio of about 12 to 13 students per classroom. This was the average given for each of the public schools. When the polls were done over for the current year that passed it was found that the student to teacher ratio has actually lowered to an average or 9 students to a teacher. However, this is simply an average of the overall schools. To hit closer to home, the following list will give the average ratio for each individual public school.


 Alexander D. Sullivan No. 30 Elementary School

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

Alfred E. Zampella No. 27 Elementary School

Grades K-8                                                       11 student/teacher

Anthony J. Infante No. 31 Elementary School

Grades PK, 1-2                                                 student/teacher

Cornelia F. Bradford No. 16 Elementary School

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

County Prep High School

Grades 9-12                                                      student/teacher

Dr. Charles P. Defuccio No. 39 Elementary School

Grades PK-8                                                     student/teacher

Dr. Ronald E. Mc Nair/Academic High School


Grades 9-12                                                      student/teacher


Explore 2000 Middle School


Grades 6-8                                                       12 student/teacher

Ezra L. Nolan No. 40 Elementary School

Grades 6-8                                                        student/teacher

Frank R. Conwell No. 3 Elementary School

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

Fred W. Martin No. 41

Grades 6-8                                                        student/teacher

Heights Middle School

Grades 6-8                                                       student/teacher

Henry Snyder High School

Grades 9-12                                                      student/teacher

James F. Murray No. 38 Elementary School


Grades PK-8                                                   10 student/teacher


James J. Ferris High School

Grades 9-12                                                     11 student/teacher

Joseph H. Brensinger No. 17 Elementary School

Grades PK-8                                                     student/teacher

Jotham W. Wakeman No. 6 Elementary School

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

Julia A. Barnes No. 12 Elementary School

Grades PK-8                                                     student/teacher

Liberty High School

Grades 9-12                                                      student/teacher

Lincoln High School

Grades 9-12                                                      student/teacher


Martin Luther King, Jr No. 11 Elementary School


Grades PK-8                                                     student/teacher


N.J. Regional Day School Jersey City

Grades 5                                                           student/teacher

Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

Number 14 Elementary School

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

Number 20 Elementary School

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

Number 22 Elementary School

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

Number 23 Elementary School

Grades PK-8                                                     student/teacher

Number 24 Elementary School


Grades K-8                                                       student/teacher


Number 28 Elementary School

Grades PK-8                                                     student/teacher

Number 29 Elementary School

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

Number 33 Elementary School

Grades PK-4                                                     student/teacher

Number 34 Elementary School

Grades K-8                                                       student/teacher

Number 4 Middle School

Grades 6-8                                                        student/teacher

Number 5 Elementary School

Grades PK-8                                                     student/teacher

Number 8 Elementary School


Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher


Rafael De J. Cordero No. 37 Elementary School

Grades PK-8                                                     student/teacher

The Academy I Middle School

Grades 6-8                                                        student/teacher

Whitney M. Young

Grades PK-5                                                     student/teacher

William L. Dickinson High School


Grades 9-12                                                      12 student/teacher



Because private schools are just that, private, the teacher to student ratio will vary more than the public schools. So, here is a list of the ratios in each of the private schools located in Jersey City.


ABC Elementary School


Grades PK-8                          11 Students to a Teacher


Al Ghazaly School


Grades PK-6                           6 Students to a Teacher


Badr School


Grades PK-7                           4 Students to a Teacher


First Christian Pentecostal


Grades PK-8                          12 Students to a Teacher


Genesis Academy


Grades PK-6                           5 Students to a Teacher


Genesis Educational Center


Grades PK-6                           4 Students to a Teacher


Hudson Catholic Regional High School


Grades 9-12                            20 Students to a Teacher


Kenmare Alternative High School


Grades 9-12                             13 Students to a Teacher


Montessori School of Jersey City


Grades PK-1                           14 Students to a Teacher


Our Lady of Czestochowa


Grades PK-8                           9 Students to a Teacher


Primary Prep


Grades PK-8                          12 Students to a Teacher


Ressurection School


Grades PK-8                           15 Students to a Teacher


Sacred Heart School


Grades K-8                             18 Students to a Teacher


St. Aloysius Elementary School


Grades PK-8                           18 Students to a Teacher


St. Anthony High School


Grades 9-12                            12 Students to a teacher


St. Dominic Academy


Grades 9-12                            11 Students to a Teacher


St. Joseph Elementary School


Grades PK-8                           15 Students to a Teacher


St. Nicholas School


Grades PK-8                            21 Students to a Teacher


St. Peters Preparatory School


Grades 9-12                            13 Students to a Teacher


Tet Christian Academy


Grades PK, 3-6, 8, 10, 12       6 Students to a Teacher


Waterfront Montessori


Grades PK-8                           5 Students to a Teacher


Ycs May Academy


Grades PK                              6 Students to a Teacher



Whether public school or private school is your preference, both give you a variety to the class sizes. With both of these lists you can find the schools nearest to you and be sure that the class size in your child’s school will be one you pre-approved of.