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.

School News

  • Saint Nicholas School Program Notes - 07/26/2018 - This letter published on our school website will provide prospective parents and students with a very good overview of what's new for 2018!

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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

Total Students255 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
64%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeSt Nicholas Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesScholarships may be available.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Bernadette Miglin, Principal

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Dance, Martial Arts, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBalletBasketball,
DanceMartial Arts,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess and Engineering Classes Offered, Coding Club, National Junior Honor Society, STEM Engineering, Student Council, Technology Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Crafts Club, Choir, Music & Movement Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Taekwondo Lessons

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 academically, spiritually, and socially to lead successful and fulfilled lives.
  • The school follows the Curriculum Standards set by the Archdiocese of Newark which meets or exceed the New Jersey Common Core Curriculum Standards.
  • While standardized test scores are only one measure of the strength of our program, our 2018 standardized test scores exceeded National scores in almost every category measured. Average (or mean) scores in Reading, Language, Math, Science and Social Studies in all tested grades exceed the national mean score by at least 20 percentile points.
  • The class of 2018 earned over $400,000 in scholarships to local Catholic High Schools such as St. Peter's Prep, St. Dominic Academy, Marist H.S., and Hudson Catholic H.S. In addition, thirty percent of our students were accepted to the highly selective McNair Academic, High Tech, and County Prep High Schools.
  • There are many extracurricular activities offered such as basketball, girls volleyball, track, choir, dance, Technology Club, Taekwondo, arts and crafts, and music and movement. In addition, Chess, Coding, and Engineering Classes are offered through a partnership with AlphaMinds Academy - Jersey City.
  • Call today for a tour to discover why Saint Nicholas School has been the premier destination for education in The Heights of Jersey City for over 130 years.  201-659-5948

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  • Jersey City
    Grades: K-5
    0.9 miles
    255 Brunswick ST
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201)898-5437
    0.9 K-5
    n/a
  • Jersey City
    Grades: PK-8 | 419 students
    1.8 miles
    248 Marin Blvd
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201)434-2405
    1.8 PK-8
    419
  • Jersey City
    Grades: K-8 | 235 students
    1.3 miles
    41 Tuers Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201)333-8844
    1.3 K-8
    235
  • Jersey City
    Grades: PK-8 | 378 students
    1.8 miles
    721 W Side Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201)433-4270
    1.8 PK-8
    378
  • Jersey City
    Grades: PK-8 | 185 students
    0.8 miles
    255 Congress St
    Jersey City, NJ 07307
    (201)659-0450
    0.8 PK-8
    185

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