St. Helena School
- Top Ranked NJ School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 246 students
- Yearly Tuition: $6,500
- Average class size: 19 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Academics and Faculty
Flynn & OHara
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Safety Patrol, Spirituality Club, Theater/Drama Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Pueri Cantores Choir, Research Club, School Choir
- Saint Helena School is a Roman Catholic School affiliated with the Diocese of Metuchen, located in a suburban area of central New Jersey. It is comprised of a diverse community consisting of many races, religions, and backgrounds.On August 19, 1968, the Felician Sisters arrived at Saint Helena and held the school`s first registration. One hundred sixty-four students enrolled in grades one through three. The first day of school was September 4, 1968. It was celebrated with a Mass presided by the pastor and attended by all the students and faculty. This tradition of celebrating Mass at the beginning of each year continues and includes honoring Saint Helena, the patroness of our parish.The following year, a fourth grade was added and each year thereafter the school increased by one grade level. By September 3, 1972, the newly appointed pastor of Saint Helena Parish, welcomed four hundred forty students from grades one through seven at the opening school liturgy.The first graduation was held on June 9, 1974, and thirty-three students received diplomas. In September 1975, Kindergarten began for the first time.As the school population began to increase, two additional classrooms were added as well as an expansion to the library.In 2004, a second addition was built which included a state-of-the-art Technology Lab and a fully equipped Science Lab. The expansion also included a Music, Art, and a Foreign Language room, as well as two Pre-K rooms equipped with bathrooms. A large meeting room, an aftercare room, and a stage completed the addition.At present, a Felician Sister is principal of Saint Helena School. Sister arrived in August of 1980 and continues to be part of its history. The school continues to thrive, meeting the needs of students from PreK-3 to 8th grade because it has the support of the current pastor, a dedicated faculty, and devoted parents.Through the years, Saint Helena School has grown and continues to provide students with many opportunities to develop and learn. The Home School Association (H.S.A) was formed to provide a forum for teachers and parents to collaborate with school administrators and parish/diocesan leaders to accomplish the mission of the Catholic Church as it relates to Catholic school education. Original activities planned by the H.S.A. are the Advent wreath-making party and Mission Carnival which raises money for the Missionary Childhood Association. These events are woven into the life of Saint Helena School and have become the cornerstone from which other activities have emerged. Other annual events include a clothing drive, school assemblies, a hot lunch program and various social events. All these activities broaden students` knowledge of the world.The curriculum highlights a strong base in the fundamentals of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Accelerated math classes are offered to students in grades six through eight. Exceptional math students advance to high school level classes under the direction of the math teacher in conjunction with Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. All students in grades four through eight have opportunities for math advancement through the Kahn Academy on-line program in addition to the implementation of IXL, an online learning system that supports student advancement in Math, Language Arts and Spanish. Resources for remedial reinforcement and modifications are readily available.Co-curricular activities are Choir, Hand Bell Choir, Drama Club, Research Club, school musical performances, book fairs, monthly "Pray with Us" recitation of the Rosary, sports teams and sports clinics. Students participate in the National Pueri Cantores Choir and join choirs from the east coast and Canada to sing at special masses held in New York City and Washington DC. The Pueri Cantores Choir has traveled to Rome to join other choirs from around the world to sing for the Pope. Students compete in various annual academic competitions such as the Math, Science, Language Arts, and Geography National Olympiads. In the 2013-2014 competition, fourth grade won first place in the National Language Arts Olympiad. In 2016-2017 competition, seventh grade won the National Geographic Challenge. Students also compete in locally held Spelling Bees, writing competitions, and Bishop Ahr High School competitions involving all parish schools in the diocese.Students participate in many outreach programs. The school has been awarded the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Mission Award for contributions to the Missionary Childhood Association. Students, faculty, and staff participate in donating turkeys for Thanksgiving to Catholic Charities, the Middlesex County Food Drive, and the Saint Vincent DePaul Society. Annually, students in kindergarten through grade eight participate in a Math-A-Thon, while the Prekindergarten (Pre-K) children participate in the Trike-a-Thon to raise money for Saint Jude Children`s Research Hospital. Since 1986, $165,764. 00 has been raised. Additionally, eighth graders provide twenty hours of service to the community each year in preparation for Confirmation. This demonstrates the dedication and contributions Saint Helena makes to the community.
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How much does St. Helena School cost?
St. Helena School's tuition is approximately $6,500 for private students.
What sports does St. Helena School offer?
St. Helena School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Track and Field.
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The application deadline for St. Helena School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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