Cresthill Academy

Founded in 2010, Cresthill Academy is the premiere child care center in New Jersey with full time and part time programs for infant, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten.
Before school and after school care and summer camp programs are available at select locations.
We are open year round and have six child care locations in Northern New Jersey; East Hanover, Harrison, Hoboken Uptown, Hoboken South, Hoboken Downtown, and Lyndhurst.
Our center is proud of our progressive and holistic approach to education and care! We are proud to offer an all organic meal plan for all children on table food that is freshly prepared by our Cresthill Chef.
Our progressive curriculum features mandarin language classes starting in infancy, music and movement classes, science explorations and more!.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 492 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,400
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Top Rankings

Cresthill Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Dual Language Immersion Program
Secondary Immersion Language
Spanish and Mandarin
Year Founded
2010
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
492 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Cresthill Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
106 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform for Pre-K program

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Full time, Part-time, or half-day programs
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christina Dorando
Admissions Associate
Monika Meyer

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Mandarin, Spansh

School Notes

  • 1. Curriculum Design And Learning Assessments: All preschool curriculums are designed in-house and reviewed by the school's director and sponsor/owner. Our preschool curriculum follows the school's monthly theme while individual classrooms customized activities to meet the unique needs of the class and child. Preschool students are assessed three times a year to analyze and assess developmental milestones and knowledge retention. Parent teacher conferences are then held to discuss results of the assessment to communicate current developments and future developmental and learning goals for family and school. 2. Preschool Three's - Steps Towards Independence: In our preschool classrooms, our children are encouraged to be more independent through self-help skills, cutting skills and skills to get them ready to be more independence. For example, our preschool classrooms eat all snacks and meals in unison. They are expected to learn to have proper table manners, clean up, and more. 3. Preschool Four's - A Child Ready For The Future: A combination of structured and informal activities builds our before and after school care program. We feature indoor activities such as arts and crafts and board games while also providing children with a library and quiet homework spaces. There are several opportunities for outdoor activities as well, including team sports and natural relaxation, which acknowledges every child's need to unwind after a full school day. Your child's formal school day productivity will benefit from our long and short-term goals in projects such as cooking, music, dance and woodworking. 4. Balanced learning approach of teacher-led and child-led classes: At Cresthill Academy, our unique approach to education integrates key elements from renowned early educational philosophers like Reggio, Piaget, and Montessori. Cresthill Academy offers a Whole child development approach with lessons on Empathy, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, Entrepreneurship, and Diplomacy. We recognize the individuality of each child, and we believe in fostering diverse learning styles to enrich their educational journey. By combining the strengths of multiple teaching philosophies, we create a dynamic curriculum that captures the best aspects of each approach, providing a well-rounded and engaging classroom experience.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cresthill Academy cost?
Cresthill Academy's tuition is approximately $20,400 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Cresthill Academy?
The acceptance rate of Cresthill Academy is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 79%.
Does Cresthill Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Cresthill Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Cresthill Academy offer?
Cresthill Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer and Soccer.
What is Cresthill Academy's ranking?
Cresthill Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Cresthill Academy?
The application deadline for Cresthill Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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My son has been going to Cresthill for over two years, and it has been great. The teachers and the director are amazing and take care of the children very well. We love the Cresthill community!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 492 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,400
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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