The Ethical Community Charter School

If 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 know right away? Admissions! The admission process for the 2014-2015 school year is currently open. The closing date for admissions is on January 7th, 2014. There will be a lottery held on Thursday January 16th at 7pm in the school cafeteria. The lottery is the way in which this school chooses the students for the following year, that way everyone has an equal opportunity. If you wish to apply to this school you can find the application form on their website (http://www.teccs-jc.org/).

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

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

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

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

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

As always, Happy School Hunting!

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

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Learning Community Charter School: A school with a place for every child

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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The Golden Door Charter School

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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BelovEd Community Charter School in Jersey City

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy School Hunting Everyone!

Early Beginnings Day School in Jersey City

Early Beginnings Day School in Jersey City: Jersey City Pre-school

Next up: Early Beginnings Day School! Looking for a preschool that understands how the minds of our little ones work? Perhaps a school equipped with a curriculum that takes into consideration how importance of the first step towards schooling can be for a young child? Well then this school might just be the one for you! The Early Beginnings Day School in Jersey City is a fun filled educational school that seems to have their curriculum in set order in particular for the youngest of young ones because they know what works. Want to give it a look for yourself? No Problem! Early Beginnings Day school is hosting an open house this coming Saturday, November 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm. Registration is not required.

 

At Early Beginnings Day School they offer two different sets of schedules; one of which being the half day schedule. The half day schedule runs from 2:30pm – 5:00pm. This program is set to promote language concept, mathematical and scientific thinking as well as artistic expressions. In this program children are kept in small groups ensuring the possibility of individual attention if and when it is needed. Early Beginnings day school allows for children to select activities throughout the day while the teacher is still directing the class to the direction in which it needs to go through.

The other schedule available is none other than the full day schedule. The full day schedule runs from 8:30 am- 2:30pm. This program is set to promote the strengthening of comprehension, decoding and writing skills through different styles of art, such as puppets storytelling, bookmaking and dramatizations. In the full day schedule the teachers expose children to literacy and reading skill development through the set language program.


Now, for each of these schedules there are three types of programs that are provided in the Early Beginning day school in Jersey City. They are the tiny tots program, the toddlers program and the pre-school program.  They are divided as follows:

Tiny Tots: For children ages 12-24 months

For this age group, classes are kept at a low number and a developmentally age appropriate environment that includes activities such as movement, art activities and so on.


Toddlers: Dedicated to two year olds

For this age group, classes are held three or five days a week and are supervised by both an experienced teacher and an assistant. This program is set up in a “learn-through-play” environment that helps children learn through the materials that are provided for them. Teachers use music, movement, language, play and creative arts to spark the interest of each child. The classes in this program are set to inspire self-confidence in each growing child.

Pre-School Program: Dedicated to three year olds

For this age group, classes are held three or five days a week in a nurturing environment. This program is intended to attend to each child’s learning style of development. Teachers use the multi-sensory approach to ensure full comprehension of topics. The educators at Early Beginnings Day School use tactics such as visual and auditory experience to enhance the educational experience. The children are consistently encouraged to individually master mathematical and scientific development through everyday play such as painting, cutting, puzzles, blocks and so much more.

Sounds like the school for you? Don’t stop here; feel free to visit their website at http://earlybeginningsdayschool.com . Most importantly, if you’re free this Saturday, November 9th from 10am-12pm, pay the Early Beginnings Day School a Visit at their open house! And as always, Happy School hunting everyone!

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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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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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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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