St Nicholas Elementary School

  • Our mission at Saint Nicholas School is to embrace, nurture, and educate all God's children, preparing them for lives of service and leadership rooted in the Gospel values of faith, hope, and love. To accomplish this, we strive to provide the best instruction possible in the areas of the language arts, mathemathics, social studies, science and the arts; and to implant and nurture a set of moral values which will serve as a guide for our students in their attitudes and personal decisions, both now and in their futures lives.
  • Strong academics and a values-based education in a Catholic environment.  Middle States accredited since 1993.

School News

  • St. Nicholas Coding Team Wins National Competition - 07/20/2017 - Saint Nicholas Catholic School, Jersey City, wins first place in the "Code Monkey-Code Rush" coding contest that was held nationally. "Code Rush" is a nationwide coding contest held by CodeMonkey Studios, Inc. Over the month of April, hundreds of teams and ove...more
  • Hudson County STEM Showcase Special Awards - 07/20/2017 - St. Nicholas Elementary School students honored with Gold Medal at 2017 the Jersey City Medical Center/RWJ Barnabas Health Hudson County STEM Showcase, an annual event formerly sponsored by The Jersey Journal. In addition, students (shown under 'photos') were ...more

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported SLD; ESL
Year Founded 1886

Student Body

Total Students 260 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade St Nicholas Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Mrs. Bernadette Miglin, Principal


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBalletBasketball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts and Crafts Club, Choir, Music & Movement Lessons, National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper club, STEM Engineering, Student Council, Taekwondo Lessons, Technology Club Choir, Newspaper club, Arts and Crafts Club,
Music & Movement Lessons,
National Junior Honor Society,
STEM Engineering,
Student Council,
Taekwondo Lessons,
Technology Club,

School Notes

  • St. Nicholas School is a PreK-8 Catholic elementary school operated under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Newark. We are committed to preparing our students spiritually, intellectually and socially.
  • The school follows the Curriculum Standards set by the Archdiocese of Newark which meet or exceed the New Jersey Common Core Curriculum Standards.
  • While standardized test scores are only one measure of the strength of our program, our 2016 Terra Nova standardized test scores exceeded the Archdiocesan scores in almost every category measured. Average (or mean) scores on the Terra Nova assessments in Reading, Language, Math, Science and Social Studies in all grades exceed the national mean score by at least 18 percentile points. The majority of scores are at least 25 percentile points above the national mean scores.
  • The class of 2017 earned almost $450,000 in scholarships to local Catholic High Schools. In addition, many students who applied were accepted to the highly selective McNair Academic, High Tech, and County Prep High Schools.
  • There are many extracurricular actictivities offered such as basketball, girls volleyball, bowling, track, choir, dance, Technology Club, STEM Engineering, taekwondo, arts and crafts, and music and movement.
  • Call today for a tour to discover why Saint Nicholas School is the premier destination for education in The Heights of Jersey City.  201-659-5948

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