St Nicholas Elementary School

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St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #1 - St. Nicholas School - The premier destination for academic excellence in The Heights of Jersey City.
St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #2 - St. Nicholas School - Jersey City PreK3 to Grade 8 Teaching tomorrow's leaders with a focus on tradition, community, and academic excellence. Located in The Heights of Jersey for 130 years. The premier destination for excellent academics in a healthy and safe social environment. Students receive numerous scholarships and high school acceptances to the most prestigious schools in the area.
St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #3 - The focus of our PreKindergarten program is Kindergarten readiness. Each day your child will explore a variety of activities, storytelling, writing, simple addition and subtraction, creating patterns, singing songs, artwork, and making friends!
St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #4 - 5th Grade scientists who were named Bronze prize winners in the middle/elementary division of the 2018 Hudson County STEM Showcase. This STEM fair has been called 'Hudson County's Superbowl of Science' by The Jersey Journal. For three years in a row, St. Nicholas has been named either gold, silver, or bronze winners! It's a 'Hat-Trick'!
St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #5 - Science: Gold Medal winners of the 2017 STEM Showcase sponsored by Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health. Blake Science Scholar, House of Israel Award. Achievement is directly attributable to excellent STEM science program lead by a technical professional.
St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #6 - Technology: National Code Rush 1st Place Champions 2017 and 2018. Students competed in a national coding competition to solve 140 computer programming 'problems' in the shortest amount of time.
St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #7 - Our students develop a love of learning that can last a lifetime - future writers, novelists, and friends!
St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #8 - Purposeful play is important on so many levels - exploring our world, sharing, problem-solving, and working together. Some our future engineers hard at work.
St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #9 - 8th Grade Graduation Retreat. Our students form friendships that last a lifetime.
St Nicholas Elementary School Photo #10 - Our PreKindergarten students enjoy a relaxed, hands-on curriculum designed for student success.
  • St. Nicholas School is the premiere destination in The Heights of Jersey City for academic excellence. To accomplish this, we provide the best instruction possible in the areas of the language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and the arts. Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program includes our new MakerSpace classroom where kids and teachers will learn together through direct experience with an assortment of high- and low-tech materials incorporating 21st-century skills into their learning.
  • Through our affiliation with William Paterson University's Professor in Residence Program, our students are exposed to the very best instructional practices.
  • Strong academics and a values-based education in a Catholic environment.  Middle States accredited since 1993.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSLD; ESL
Year Founded1886

Student Body

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Total Students255 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
64%
State avg.: 30%