St. Helena School

Saint Helena School in is dedicated to providing a well-rounded education for students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth. Gospel values are instilled by creating an environment of stewardship and by encouraging respect and tolerance. Strong academic skills are achieved through a challenging curriculum enriched by the study of fine arts, technology, and physical education. Our Motto: Challenge for Self.Charity for Others.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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

Top Rankings

St. Helena School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2018

Student Body

Total Students
246 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Helena School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
19 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Flynn & OHara

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discounts for parish members and/or siblings. $375 registration fee. See website for more information.
Admissions Director
Sister Charles Wienckoski
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Roberta Antorino


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Safety Patrol, Spirituality Club, Theater/Drama Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Pueri Cantores Choir, Research Club, School Choir

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
What is St. Helena School's ranking?
St. Helena School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Helena School?
The application deadline for St. Helena School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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This is the ideal facility to educate your child. They offer a well rounded curriculum without the over crowding of public schools at an affordable price. A great foundation for your children to enter a better high school and college.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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

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