Saint Leo the Great School

At Saint Leo the Great School we believe in the capacity of the individual to lead with compassion, learn with commitment, and act with courage.
Focusing on the needs of each child, we achieve our purpose by word and deed.
Students are inspired to achieve the highest standards in intellectual achievement through developmentally appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles.
They are encouraged to be active participants in their commitment to God, kindness to each other, and pursuit of knowledge.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1960
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2018

Student Body

Total Students590 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Saint Leo the Great School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • The uniqueness of Saint Leo the Great School is its ability to draw strength from its traditions of excellence, to meet the needs of the 21st Century Learner, and to move students to a better understanding of our world and their obligation to contribute to its greatness through STEAM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) based curriculum .Saint Leo the Great students are inspired to achieve the highest standards in intellectual achievement, as well as to grow in their commitment to God and the development of their faith.The school`s success is reflected in our whole community`s devotion to the continued spiritual, academic, and personal growth of our students.
  • Saint Leo the Great School was recognized by the United States Department of Education in 2012 and again in 2018 as a National Blue Ribbon School.  In 2019, Saint Leo's was also recgnized once more by the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School making it the first Catholic school to win the honor in the state of New Jersey.

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