St. Cecilia Elementary School

114 Chestnut Street,
Kearny, NJ, 07032-0703
Tel: (201)991-9142
St. Cecilia School is a Pre K-3 through Grade Eight Roman Catholic Elementary School.
It has been in existence since 1958 in the Diocese of Paterson, under the educational leadership of the Sisters of Christian Charity.
St. Cecilia School expresses faith experience to its students through the teachings of Jesus Christ who taught with authority, but in a spirit of peace, love, and joy.
This educational process provides necessary academic knowledge and skills enabling each student to develop as an individual who is responsible and accountable for his/her actions.
The school strives to make the students conscious of the need for social justice, enabling them to grow in Christian self-awareness.
As the student grows in Christian self-awareness, the school broadens that concept to include peer relationships and the community.
Celebrations of prayer and the Eucharist enrich the school community so that the students focus on themselves and yet are challenged to reach out to society.
Such an experience of Christian community leads to service.
The school strives to guide the conscience and promotes conduct that responds to the call for social justice.
Our Mission is to show Jesus to our students, teach them to trust in God, and lead them to act responsibly.
We reflect the words and actions of Christ so that our children will realize their potential and uniqueness.
In our Christian community we care for, encourage, and educate with kindness the children entrusted to our care.
Through our patience and love each child must feel accepted for who he or she is, a genuine image of God.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8

Student Body

Total Students 217 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 59%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Cecilia Elementary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mount Carmel Guild High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Happy Time Preschool (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Cross (0.7 miles away)
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  • Kearny Mount Carmel Guild High School
    Special Education School
    114 Chestnut Street
    Kearny , NJ , 07032
    (201)997-6114
    Special Education School
    0  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  9-10
  • Kearny
    Happy Time Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    18 Davis Ave
    Kearny , NJ , 07032
    (201)991-3377
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.2  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Kearny
    Kearny Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    22 Wilson Avenue
    Kearny , NJ , 07032
    (201)998-0788
    (Christian)
    0.2  mi  |  123  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • Harrison Holy Cross    
    Alternative School (Roman Catholic)
    15 Frank E Rodgers Blvd South
    Harrison , NJ , 07029
    (973)481-0340 and 9734845678
    Alternative School (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  165  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Newark Perpetual Help Day Nursery
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    170 Broad St
    Newark , NJ , 07104
    (973)484-3535
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  137  students  |  Gr.  K

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