St. Cecilia Elementary School

87 Halsey Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ, 07866-0786
Tel: (973)627-6003
Grades: PK - 8 | 254 students
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.
A child's intellectual development is promoted by various sequential experiences as well as an inner self-discipline which creates an atmosphere conducive to learning.
In the primary grades, much is learned through the use of manipulatives, actual concrete experiences, and reinforcement through educational technology.
As a child advances, greater emphasis is placed on subject content.
In the upper grades, the learning accentuates the logical and realistic approach to problem solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 254 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade St. Cecilia Elementary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform/Flynn & O)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,250
Tuition Notes Parishioner rate is cheaper that non parishioiner. Non starts at 4390.
Admissions Director Sister Marie Elise Briel, SCCC
Admissions Associate Mrs. Mary Ann McSkimming

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Morris Catholic High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sacred Heart School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sacred Heart School (0.4 miles away)
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