Voyagers' Community School

321 West Farms Road,
Farmingdale, NJ, 07727
     Tel: (732)842-1660
Grades: K - 12 | 52 students
Voyagers' Community School is home away from home to 50+ exceptional students attending Early Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Located on 2 private acres in Farmingdale, New Jersey.
Voyagers' Community School continues to teach traditional academics in non-traditional ways.
We maintain a strong philosophy and a promise to educate and be educated.
We create a learning environment that enables children to excel academically and intellectually while growing socially and emotionally.
We are considered one of the preeminent progressive day schools in the region.
Innovative, rigorous, and unique, Voyagers' is recognized for the excellence of its Writers' Workshop, the depth and breadth of its science and global studies programs and the authentic and serious approach to learning joyfully.
We introduced both standard and non-standard curriculum through engaged, hands-on, creative and inspired exploration in a warm and strong learning community.
Faculty, staff, students, families and alumni maintain our vision statement and philosophy of education, which defines our culture and the spirit of Voyagers' Community School.
The concepts in our vision statement are our foundation.
We also maintain our philosophy of education statement to provide a sure and strong footing.
Together these two statements represent the underpinnings of our everyday practice.
To have a closer look into this extraordinary school we invite you to browse our website.
www.voyagerskids.com or call 732-842-1660.
Welcome to our school! Sincerely, Karen M.
Giuffre', MEd Founder/Director

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 52 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Voyagers

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Chemistry, History, Literature, Mathematics, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Apr. 1 / Sep. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Credit cards accepted, Mulitple Payment Plans Available , Discount for payment in full Tuition assistance program available
% on Financial Aid 20%
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Karen M. Giuffre, MEd.

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Culinary Arts, Digital Technology, Engineering, Fine Arts, Foreign Language and Culture, Movie Making, Robotics, Service Learning, Specialized Reading Instruction, Woodworking and Crafting Culinary Arts, Engineering, Fine Arts, Movie Making, Robotics, Digital Technology,
Foreign Language and Culture,
Service Learning,
Specialized Reading Instruction,
Woodworking and Crafting,

School Notes:

  • We teaching traditional academics in non-traditional ways.
  • Newly renovated, stand alone building on approximately 3 acres
  • Sun-filled classroom space
  • Wireless computers and advanced digital technology
  • Dedicated studio space designed by professional artists and students
  • Athletic equipment for team and individual sports
  • A lending library with over 3,000 titles
  • Learning centers equipped with authentic tools for deep investigation across curriculum
  • Outdoor space, which serve as an additional classroom
  • Highly qualified and intelligent professionals teaching both classic and contemporary content in all classes
  • Graduates who have chosen to move on have been accepted in local public and private schools and specialty programs including Christian Brothers Academy, Colts Neck High School Law and Public Service Learning Center, Freehold Regional High School, Manasquan High School, Monmouth Academy, Monsignor Donovan High School, and The Ranney School.

Profile last updated: 01/28/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Monmouth Academy (4.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Learning Experience (2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Learning Experience (2 miles away)
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School Reviews

Recommended
7 months ago
I am happy to report that 9 students have been recognized as accomplished writers, 1 has been invited to speak at two national conferences, 2 won humanity and kindness awards, and 3 were invited to attend intensive writing programs on college campuses, Our college bound students have been accepted to 29 colleges including Sarah Lawrence, Bard, University of Delaware, Emerson, SUNY Purchase, Dickinson, College of Wooster and Drew University. All this was accomplished over the past ten months. Also, students choosing to attend public high schools were accepted to Law and Public Service and Fine and Performing Arts programs through the FRHSD. Also, 1 student was accepted to High Technology High School, a pre-engineering career academy ranked among the best STEM programs in the country. Voyagers'' student are powerful, resourceful and competent. They are supported by a teaching staff of 7 who, among them, hold advanced degrees, continuing education credits and teaching certification. Operating for ten years, Voyagers'' Community provides a caring environment where children also learn to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovators prepared for our ever-growing, global society.
- Posted by Administrator
Recommended
9 months ago
Dear principal : My name is Wessam Elmatbaagy I am an Egyption citizen who owns an american school in Egypt called Lymar and I would like to visit your school to know all about american system and how you deal with students and all about the curriculum and how you apply all of these so please I need your acceptance to visit your school for about 3 or 4 working days visa , tickets and hotel are at my own expense and I hope to cooperate with each other in America and Egypt my phone number 00201283995272 - 00201022345029 - 00201154355558 Thanks
- Posted by Administrator
Recommended
1 year ago
We are really happy with Voyagers. Our child began 4 months ago and loves to go to school. I am especially happy with how she is bonding to children in her class. the older kids are really kind and supportive of the younger ones. There are many opportunities to get involved with my child's school. the school is becoming an important community for our family
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 year ago
Voyagers' Community School is made up of a community of dedicated and effective teachers, a visionary director, and children who learn to love gaining knowledge and skills by exploring the subjects they are studying. They are empowered to learn on their own as well as challenged by the teachers during classroom time. The families who send their children to this school are intelligent, involved and concerned. My son is 13 years old and has been attending for three years. He is in seventh grade and has been allowed to move much faster than he would have in public school. He is taking Algebra 1, and also high school level Physics. He is thrilled to be able to engage in these topics, rather than waiting until the rest of the kids his age are ready for them. He also participates in the school's Robotics Team. The team is headed up by a very dedicated teacher who gives his time and effort to the team to help them grow. This year, the team advanced to the State Championships where they came in FIRST PLACE for their Research Project. The Director remains true to her vision of providing a community atmosphere, where children learn how to take responsibility for themselves, and to be a part of a cohesive democratic group. They work together once a week to make a gourmet meal for the whole school to eat for lunch, reach out into the community and learn about it and help those in need, and learn to mediate disputes through peer moderated peace meetings. Parents are invited to community forums, to volunteer throughout the school on various projects, and to celebrate the children's work at a "Showcase" every 10 weeks. I could not ask for more for my son or my family. I wholeheartedly recommend Voyagers' Community School.
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 year ago
For several years our children attended in what was a very good school at the time 'Marlboro Montessori Academy' in Wickatunk, (Marlboro) NJ. They out grew the school and the school is not what it used to be as the tuition is off the charts expensive which partially explains the low enrollment there. They just don't get it!!! Therefore we had to find another school as we became disenchanted with MMA. On a more positive note: Since September of 2011 our children have been attending the more reasonable Voyagers' and we can tell you it is the most unbelievable school ever!!! Words are not enough to express how great Voyagers' Community School is. Firstly, the Director is fantastic and genuinely cares about the students, parents and staff. Unlike the pencil pushing bureaucrats you find in the public school system. She will go out of her way to help you any way she can. Secondly, the fabulous teachers of this fine school are assigned to students as their 'Mentors.' They really give of themselves to make sure their students needs are met. The class sizes are small unlike the 'Big Box' ,one size fits all, cookie cutter public schools. They truly care about their students and not how much they might have to pay towards their medical benefits, if they're getting a 5% raise, if they're working without a contract or involving themselves with greedy union demands. It's really pathetic... Teachers only concern should be the welfare of their students and how they can better their learning experience but in public schools this is not the case no matter what they might say because they're just looking to feather their own nests. And as others have said Voyagers' school is a unique community environment and it works extremely well for all concerned. Your input actually counts and they listen and value your concerns from all members of the respective community: (the students, parents and staff.) There is always a great spirit of cooperation. Simply amazing!!! Yeah... like you'll ever see that in a public school. They tell you what to do!!! The students choose their own courses and make suggestions about what projects they might want to do. There are Community Forums & Showcases held every session and there are 4 sessions per school year. Our daughter was a project manager for the solar heater her and her brother helped build along with several other students. SIMPLY AMAZING WORK!!! And we're all so proud of all of them. So if you really want your children going to a great school which is not based on phony inflated grades and overbearing busy work homework to justify a tax base go to Voyagers' and see how A REAL SCHOOL OPERATES!!! Keep up the great work Voyagers' as we are forever grateful for all you do. We hope others will do the same. Voyagers' offers tours and the chance to attend the school for a day to see just how different this school is from what you're used to. Different is better... Much Better!!! Our kids hate to be off as they always want to be in school for it is that good. If you want to go to a PEOPLE oriented school go here... They invite you to go see it for yourself and see if it's for you. That is... The alternative approach to learning and truly being educated. It's the best school ever!!! The track record of this fine institution speaks for itself so one should ignore any and all negative comments from people who seek to smear this growing school. So come on board and grow with Voyagers'... You'll be happy you did!!! :).
- Posted by Parent

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