Just an 11 minute bus ride from the vast Hudson River, a picturesque, small, quaint school by the name of All Saints Episcopal Day School resides in the essence of Jersey City. All Saints is a private, non denominational school which, with its medieval-style buildings that are still somehow unformidable, is a place that seems to have perfected the academics-and-environment- type learning model.
All Saints Episcopal Church are specifically committed to instilling a genuine love of learning in their students and to assist in developing their students’ sense of personal spirituality through social action. The school also ensures that their students learn about different faiths and foster an environment in which diversity thrives.
Here are some of the other core beliefs of All Saints School, taken directly from their website:
AT ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL WE BELIEVE…
Children need opportunities to grow intellectually, artistically, emotionally, physically and spiritually;
Cooperation and teamwork are key elements for personal development;
Children can make a difference by giving of themselves to others;
Self-awareness is essential to understanding our connections to our neighbors and our world;
Education should instill an appreciation and responsibility for the earth and all living things;
Children are best served when families and schools work in partnership with one another.
707 Washington St Hoboken, NJ 07030
Before delving into the programs, I thought this link provides interesting information on the school student to teacher ratio, demographics, student population, and other details: http://private-schools.startclass.com/l/131669/All-Saints-Episcopal-Day-School
Elementary School Program:
The elementary school division at All Saints includes grades 1st to 4th. When students move from Kindergarten to First Grade, they leave the Early Childhood Center to the building on Washington Street, which houses Grades 1-8. During the elementary school years, the staff at All Saints begin to become more independent and can take more ownership of their education. The curriculum and instruction is very hands-on approach and students begin to participate in community service activities during their elementary school years. For more information on the general elementary school program and individual grades, click here; http://www.allsaintsdayschool.org/Page/Academics/Elementary-School-Division-Grades-1-4
Middle School Program:
The middle school division includes grades 5-8. The curriculum and instruction is dedicated to the social and cognitive development and growth that takes places during this age and academic level. The program is also focused on preparing students for high school and both, learning core subjects as well as social skills is emphasized during this academic level. For more information on the Middle School Program at All Saints, click here: http://www.allsaintsdayschool.org/Page/Academics/Middle-School-Grades-5-8
Besides core classes, special subjects are also integrated into the curriculum at every grade level. These special classes include Art, Technology, Theater, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Health, World Language, and more. School performances and assemblies also take place throughout the school year which can range from school plays to dance performances to forums on school leadership for fourth graders.
Tuition and Financial Aid:
The tuition at All Saints Episcopal Day School is $18,700/yr for students from Kindergarten to the 4th grade. For grades 5-8 (middle school), the tuition is $19,600. Financial aid is available for those who apply for aid and who demonstrate a need. For more information on payment plans, how to apply for financial aid, and additional fees, click here: http://www.allsaintsdayschool.org/Page/Admissions/Tuition–Financial-Aid
“My son is thriving at All Saints, and we are thrilled to be part of such a fantastic educational environment. As a current kindergarten student, he is truly excited about going to school each day. He has grown so much since his first days as a student in the school’s Nursery Program. The teachers and staff are warm and nurturing. And the school’s curriculum is engaging and comprehensive. All Saints is truly a wonderful school.”
Posted by a parent on 10/08/13 on http://www.trulia.com/schools/NJ-Hoboken/All_Saints_Episcopal_Day_School/
“Our son has been attending All Saint’s Day School since nursery and is now in fifth grade. Our son loves his school! He is happy and feels safe and comfortable in his environment. There are so many things we like about the school but to name a few we like that they have a challenging curriculum and we appreciate its core values and beliefs. As well, the school has an excellent system and policy regarding parent and teacher communication is that is effective and an emergency system that works well for reaching parents at a moment’s notice. The school offers music, arts, languages, and sports too. The school is major part of our lives and we could not be happier with our decision to remain at All Saint s. Thank you All Saint s! -All Saint’s parent”
Interested in learning more? To schedule a visit, email the Admissions Office at [email protected]
For more All Saints Day School’s contact information, click here: http://www.allsaintsdayschool.org/Page/About-Us/Contact-Us
So, what do you think about this school? Do you think you might be interested in sending your children to All Saints? Besides the seemingly impressive curriculum and community service student participation, the school’s buildings and exterior are lovely and look like something straight out of an amusement park!
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