All Saints Episcopal Day School Open House

We are hosting a Saturday Open House on December 8, 2018,  to provide prospective families an opportunity to meet teachers and administrators as well as current students and parents.   Registration begins on August 1. Kindly click on the link above to register.

Please arrive by 10:00 AM for a brief presentation by the Head of School.  Tours of both buildings will be offered thereafter. This event is intended for parents only.

All Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

Tours are conducted during the school day to provide prospective families an opportunity to see the school in action.

As space is limited, advance registration is required. Please click here beginning August 1 to register.

All Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

Tours are conducted during the school day to provide prospective families an opportunity to see the school in action.

As space is limited, advance registration is required. Please click here beginning August 1 to register.

All Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

Tours are conducted during the school day to provide prospective families an opportunity to see the school in action.

As space is limited, advance registration is required. Please click here beginning August 1 to register.

All Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

Tours are conducted during the school day to provide prospective families an opportunity to see the school in action.

As space is limited, advance registration is required. Please click here beginning August 1 to register.

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ

 

An Interview with Jean-François, Center Director, The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ is located in downtown Jersey City and walking distance from Grove Street Path Station. The French American Academy opened in the former St Mary High School. Their charming 3-story building, offers 30 classrooms with bright light, warm colors and ample space. We were warmly greeted by their faculty and students. A special thank you to their center director, Jean-François, for giving us his time.

When did The French American Academy of Jersey City open it’s doors:

This school is part of a group of schools called the French American Academy founded 10 years ago. The French American Academy first opened three Pre-K classes in September 2007 in Dumont, NJ. The school has grown ever since.

We moved to a bigger campus in New Milford in Bergen County in July 2010 and shortly after  opened a second campus in Morris Plains in Morris County in September 2010. The Jersey City campus opened its doors in 2012.

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What kind of curriculum do you follow & how is it different from other schools in the area:

The French American Academy of Jersey City is a private bilingual school. We offer an early-start, gradual immersion, dual language (French and English) education to students from Pre-K2 through 4th grade. From Sep 2017, we are expanding to 5th grade.

In Sep 2018 we will open the Middle school in Jersey City with 6th, 7th and 8th grades with French, American & Spanish tracks. We will be accepting students from various international backgrounds and communities.


There is more emphasis on the French language in the early years (Pre-K-Kindergarten) to set up the foundations. From 1st grade, instruction in English gradually increases and by 5th grade children are spending about 60% in French and 40% in English.

Bilingualism is at the core of our curriculum and in some classes like in science, students are taught in both languages with both an American and a French teacher present in the classrooms. It’s a demanding bilingual curriculum with an emphasis on projects and investigation. In our community, we welcome children from families whether these families speak French at home, or English or another language.

Our school is accredited by both, Middle School Association on College and Schools, and the National French Ministry of Education, and is a member of New Jersey Association of Independent School.

Pre-school jersey cityWhat is the student/teacher ratio in your school: 
5:1 in Pre-K (the legal requirement is 6:1)
8:1 in Pre-K for three year old (the legal requirement is 10:1)
10:1 in Pre-K for four year old (the legal requirement is 12:1)
12:1 in Kindergarten (the legal requirement is 15:1)
16:1 in First Grade (there is no more legal obligation but the public school ratio is usually 25:1)
18:1 in Second Grade and up (there is no more legal obligation but the public school ratio is usually 25:1)

Pre-school in jersey cityDo you have early drop off and after care options available:

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ school day runs from 8.30am -3.15pm. Before-school-care opens at 7:30am.
After-school-care starts at 3.15pm and ends at 6:30pm.
A bus from Bus4us company brings the students from Weehawken / Hoboken to Jersey City in the morning and take them back in the afternoon.

Do you provide an option for catered lunch:

In Jersey City we partner with Simply Gourmet. You can easily order your child’s lunch online with them or send your child with a lunch box. Their meals are nutritious, delicious, and kid friendly. Our other campuses have their own catering company. We have this planned for Jersey City too in the future.

Elementary School jersey cityWhat extracurricular activities do you offer:

Enrichment classes typically run from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Offerings may include:
Art, Sports (Soccer, Tennis and Team Games), Hip-Hop, Music (Guitar and Piano private lessons), Chess, Cooking, Woodworking, Programming
Our Enrichment Program offers every day at least two different classes: one for older children and one for younger children.

Students also enjoy a huge inhouse  gymnasium for physical education or indoor recess.

Do you offer Summer Camp programs:

The French American Academy, Jersey City’s Summer Camp program runs for 8 weeks (end June – mid August)

We also offer mini camps in February and over Spring break.

What would you like to say to our families:

Everyone is welcomein The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ! We also have Financial Aid budgets for qualifying families.
The French American Academy is a school of excellence and we hope you will give this gift to your child.

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Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park, NJ

All about Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park, NJ

An Interview with Joanne Johnson, Director of the new and growing Kiddie Academy, Educational Child Care in Hamilton Park, NJ

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When did Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park open its doors:

Our Hamilton Park location opened in July of 2016.  It has been a wonderful experience for us so far! The community has been so warm and welcoming. We love seeing our neighbors, and try to participate in as many community events as possible. It’s great to see our families out at the community events too. The majority of our families live right here in Hamilton Park! In NJ we have 4 sister sites including us; Hoboken, Hamilton Park, Florham Park and Secaucus. All of our centers are committed to providing exceptional experiences for our students and their families. While Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park may be a brand new facility, the company is grounded in roots stemming back 36 years, making us Downtown Jersey City’s newest childcare, with the oldest roots!

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How many classrooms do you have here:

We have 10 classrooms and also have an indoor gymnasium.

What are the age groups of children enrolled:

We have a broad age range. We start with children as young as six weeks of age and go through Kindergarten for full time care. We also accommodate children up to the age of twelve. The older children come for winter breaks, spring breaks, before & after care and summer camp.  To secure a space, families may enroll for any age group as far as two years in advance. We do not require an application. Families can simply call in and learn about availability free of charge. We strive to make our operations as convenient as possible for our families.

Private school jersey cityWhat is your teacher/child ratio in your classrooms:

Our ratios vary based on the specific age group. We follow all NJ state regulations.

Do you provide an option for catered lunch:

We have a commercial kitchen at our facility.  We provide, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack & low fat and whole milk (certified organic). Meals are prepared fresh daily using all natural, organic ingredients. For our student’s safety, the school is nut free. In the event of a student allergy and/or preference, our catering company will create meals for the child that meet their dietary restrictions.

Summer camp Jersey cityDo you have early drop off and after care options available:

Our operating hours are from 7am through 6.30pm. Families enjoy the benefit of being able to bring their children here anytime during those hours without incurring additional charges. This is a tremendous advantage for working families that can at times have unreliable schedules or face commuting delays. By offering unrestricted schedules throughout our operating hours, we have enabled our families to use our services without fear of unnecessary late fees and avoid commuting stress.

Day cares jersey cityWhat kind of curriculum do you follow:

Our curriculum called is called Life Essentials and is based on the 4 Pillars of Learning. Those pillars are: Technology, Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, Character Education and Health & Fitness. The curriculum is written and developed at our corporate headquarters in Maryland and is overseen by our Curriculum Advisory Board. Board members, Dr.Rivkin, Dr. Wheeler, Dr. Rogowsky and Dr. Watson-Thompson work collaboratively to evaluate and refresh our curriculum. Refreshed curriculums are piloted for a year at a corporately owned school prior to being rolled out to our centers. This ensures that it is as finely tuned as possible by the time it comes to us.

Each teacher is able to enhance the curriculum to meet the needs and interests of their current students. Having this flexibility enables us to provide an experience that is tailored to our current student body.  Additionally, children from 6 weeks – 2 years of age receive an individualized lesson plan that is unique to them. To ensure that we are continuing to develop plans that meet our students needs and support their learning, our faculty complete developmental checklists and compile student portfolios for each child. We offer live streaming webcams in all classrooms, so parents can log in and watch as their child learns and explores! Also included are electronic daily student reports so parents are always aware of what happened during their child’s day.

What extracurricular activities do you offer:

We incorporate Spanish and American Sign Language into our curriculum. Additionally, we enhance our curriculum with a Music program called Kindermusik. Our older students also enjoy the benefits of having technology in their classrooms. Whether it’s a smart table, computer, or touch screen smart board, we teach our students how to interact with technology in a purposeful way that will support their understanding and engagement with these tools.

Do you offer a Summer Camp program:

Absolutely! All existing students are automatically enrolled in our Summer Camp. Children from the community can also enroll in the camp program. Summer camp is broken down by age group and is geared towards students 2 years through 12 years of age. Campers will experience a summer like no other! Campers enjoy field trips, camp activities and splash days! We are thrilled to launch our brand new Biological Sciences Experience this summer! Campers will have an opportunity to learn about, handle and interact with real specimens brought right to their classroom. Sharks, stingray, turtle, starfish, insects and reptiles are all of the list to be explored this summer at Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park! Enrollment is open to the community right now and will end once all spots have been filled. We urge interested families to enroll as soon as possible as space is limited.

What would you like to say to our families:

We are thrilled to be part of the community and invite you in to learn more about the services we offer. At Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park, we are a community within a community! Many of our families have developed bonds and friendships through the school which has intern enhanced their experience living in Hamilton Park.  Our multicultural school population offers students a richly diverse learning experience that exposes them to a world beyond downtown. Our State of the Art Facility has been designed to optimally meet the needs of our student body. Our learning environment, makes the school an idyllic place for students to learn and families to come together. Our award winning faculty is at the heart of everything we do! They are among the top talent of early childhood educators in our area. We simply cannot say enough about them!  Additionally, a member of our leadership team is always on site to ensure the appropriate operations of the school and that our families always have a supervisor available to them.

We invite you to come learn more about the services we offer through a personal tour of the facility. For your convenience, tours are offered M-F 7am-6:30pm. We look forward to showing you our difference!

Check out the website: https://kiddieacademy.com

Call to schedule a tour : 201-241-4443

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Charter Schools In Jersey City

Knowledge is power and great educational opportunities are the stepping stones to a child’s future. However, education is not one size fit all. Children have different learning styles and families can be offered a range of school options to help them while they find the right fit for their child. Charter Schools have been offering specialized learning programs and allow families the ability to have choices. We’ve compiled a list of Charter Schools in Jersey City to make your search easier!

The Ethical Community Charter School

95 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306

First on our list of Charter Schools in Jersey City isThe Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS). TECCS opened its doors at in September 2009 with 120 kindergartners and first graders. Since then, the school has added a grade each year, to become a K-8 school in 2016-2017, educating nearly 400 children. Ethics, service, and social justice are the main principles that inform every aspect of school life which makes it a great choice on our list of Charter Schools in Jersey City. Want to visit the school before applying? No problem! Send an email to [email protected] or give them a phone call at 201-984-4151 and book your appointment.

  • Admission: applications here 
  • Student Teacher Ration: 16:1
  • Elementary (K-4th): In the elementary grades, children will learn about ourselves, their families, and their community. Elementary students at TECCS are learning to express themselves as thinkers, writers, mathematicians, and experimenters.
  • Middle School (5th-8th): Using the foundations built in elementary school, middle and upper grades discuss civic responsibility. Students begin to analyze how their actions impact the world.
  • Transportation: Student bus service

BelovED Community Charter School 

508 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The education model at the heart of the BelovEd Community Charter School wraps powerful values and character development protocols, rooted in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s concept of the “Beloved Community making it a perfect addition to our list of Charter Schools in Jersey City. The school believes in helping its students to feel cared about in their environment and growing and learning by the golden rule; due onto others as you want done to you. BelovED opened in 2012 as a K-2 school and has added a grade each year since. Currently BelovED serves K-8, and next year for the first time, will be offering 9th Grade! For more information about applications and the school in general, you can call them at 201-630-4700 or email them!

  • Admission: BelovED is a free public school that provides equal access to ALL students on a space available basis. If you are interested in applying to BelovEd you could apply in multiple ways.
  • Student Teach Ratio: 14:1
  • Transportation: form here. Students who are in 3rd grade or above have the ability to walk home only if their parents have signed a form granting them permission.
  • Extra Curricular: Middle School students have the ability to go out for school spots. 
  • Open House Dates: Here

Golden Door Charter School

The Golden Door Charter School was founded in 1998 as one of Jersey City’s first charter schools. The school strives to create an institution that offers the parents of Jersey City a viable choice for their child’s education. They are dedicated to creating a safe and high quality-learning environment for all of our students which start at Pre-K4 to 8th grade
  • Admission: Here.
  • Student Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Chief Academic Officer: Mr. Brian Stiles. Telephone: 201-795-4400 x3425 Email: [email protected]
  • School Calendar: 2018-2019 School Calendar

Soaring Heights Charter School

1 Romar Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07305

Soaring Heights Charter School is a K – 8 elementary school which opened in downtown Jersey City as one of New Jersey’s 13 original charter schools in September, 1997. The mission of Soaring Heights Charter School is to prepare a growing number of students from Kindergarten to 8th grade for a lifetime of learning as productive citizens in the technological age by training them how to communicate and listen effectively, think critically, solve problems, act responsibly, value their accomplishments, and achieve a high level of academic excellence.

  • Admission: You will need to print the document, complete it, and mail it to Soaring Heights at the address provided.
  • Student Teacher Ration: 14:1
  • Transportation: Buses / vans provided for students. For information about public transportation, as well as bus transportation to programs such as the Boys & Girls Club and the Jewish Community Center, please contact the school office at 201-434-4800.
  • Dress Code: Uniform order forms can be requested from the school office.
  • Extra Curricular Activities: STEAM, Tutoring 

Learning Community Charter School

2495 Kennedy Blvd.  Jersey City NJ 07304

Founded by parents, the Learning Community Charter School opened it’s doors for the first time for the 1997-1998 school year, beginning as a small, neighborhood school in downtown Jersey City. LCCS continues to provide an innovative, top-notch education to for kids from PreK – 8th. For more information call them at 201-332-0900.

Jersey City Global Charter School

255 Congress St. Jersey City, NJ 07307 (201) 744-2224

Last but not least on our list of Charter Schools in Jersey City is the Jersey City Global Charter School. The mission of the Jersey City Global Charter School is to provide students with the skills and exploratory experiences that enable them to reach their fullest potential as independent thinkers and innovative problem solvers. Through a rigorous academic core curriculum aligned to the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards and Core Content Standards JCGCS provides a diversified, comprehensive curriculum that encompasses social and economic entrepreneurship, social justice, equality, ecological sustainability as well peace and harmony between people, we seek to address the unique needs of the students in a changing society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

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

 
September 20, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 22, 2016 
 
As space is limited, advance registration is required. To register, click here:
 
Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a brief presentation by the Head of School and a glance at our Spirituality assembly, followed by a tour. This event is intended for parents only.

All Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

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

September 20, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 22, 2016 

 

As space is limited, advance registration is required. To register, click here:
 
Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a brief presentation by the Head of School and a glance at our Spirituality assembly, followed by a tour. This event is intended for parents only.