St. Rose Of Lima Academy

52 Short Hills Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078-0707
Tel: (973)379-3973
Grades: K-9 | 216 students
St. Rose of Lima School, established in 1869, is a Roman Catholic parish elementary school with 260 students, PreK-3 to grade 8.
We provide a heterogeneous academic environment in a nurturing Catholic faith community where Catholic moral values, service to others, and a positive self-image are developed.
The primary grades are self-contained, leading to increased levels of independent thinking in the departmental program in the middle school.
We achieve our academic, religious, and social goals through a cooperative effort among the church, home and school.
The purpose of St. Rose of Lima School is to develop the whole person through a community experience of faith and life.
Within a Catholic Christian community all students learn to respect all forms of life.
Our aim is to imbue each student with an awareness of the value of responsibility to oneself and others.
Each is challenged to use his or her special gifts in the service of all God's people.
The threefold aim of Catholic Christian education is to teach doctrine, build a faith community, and serve others.
In accordance with this aim we treat each student as an individual to be challenged to the maximum of his or her potential.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-9
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students 216 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Rose Of Lima Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Kent Place School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Stephen's Preschool (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Stephen's Preschool (0.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Millburn
    St Stephen's Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-K | 54 students
    0.6 miles
    119 Main St
    Millburn, NJ 07041
  • Millburn
    Grades: NS-K | 71 students
    0.7 miles
    5 Bleeker Street
    Millburn, NJ 07041
  • Springfield
    Grades: NS-PK | 50 students
    0.7 miles
    60 Temple Dr
    Springfield, NJ 07081
  • Summit
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 68 students
    0.7 miles
    2 Broad St
    Summit, NJ 07901
  • Springfield
    The Children's Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 71 students
    0.8 miles
    37 Church Mall
    Springfield, NJ 07081

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
November 19, 2015
Myths, urban legends and just plain misinformation abound concerning private schools. We shed some light on the facts you may not have known.
October 04, 2015
This A-Z list is designed to make you aware of the many things involved in choosing the right school for your child.
September 20, 2015
It is easy to fall into the trap of not keeping your skill-set current. There's no time and no need anyway. We look at why you need to keep things current and offer some suggestions as to how to proceed.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, NJ is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).