At St. Joseph of the Palisades Elementary School, we believe that our parents are the primary educators of their children and as a natural consequence therefore, the school can only build upon the foundation laid by the home.
We strive to provide an atmosphere where a total Christian education is possible - one that is spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and cultural.
This process is to be carried on within a definite context of Christian values and religious truth.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 201 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1885

Student Body

Total Students
201 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
93%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
school uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Our Mission St. Joseph of the Palisades Elementary School strives to provide God’s children with a Catholic education that instills life-long learning. Our goal, as educators, is to incorporate an active faith, and solid morals within a strong community that is diverse and accepting.
  • To accomplish these goals, St. Joseph of the Palisades aspires to provide a safe and caring learning environment for its students that is academically challenging and holds high expectations for all students.  As educators, we fully recognize the basic truth that parents are the primary educators of their children. Therefore, we may only build upon the foundation laid by the home. Consequently, the faculty fosters a family model of education providing an open relationship between teacher and student. This allows us to maintain a strong, positive, and collaborative relationship with parents. In all that we do, the faculty and administration respects and celebrates the unique gifts God has given each student and challenges the student to develop those gifts and reach their fullest potential.
  • Our purpose is to build a family that encourages the pursuit of knowledge and is guided by the service of God.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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What is St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School's ranking?

St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Highest percentage of students of color and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School?

The application deadline for St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 201 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Hudson County, NJ is $15,888 for elementary schools and $15,482 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hudson County, NJ is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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