St Nicholas Elementary School
Science: Gold Medal winners of the 2017 STEM Showcase sponsored by Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health. Blake Science Scholar, House of Israel Award
Technology: National Code Rush Champions 2017. Students competed in a national coding competition to solve 140 computer programming 'problems' in the shortest amount of time.
Book Buddies Reading Club: Students share favorite books with conversation to increase reading enjoyment and achievement.
- 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 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|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||SLD; ESL|
|Total Students||260 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 30%
|Students 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|
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 TrackBallet, Basketball,|
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||9 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper club, STEM Engineering, Student Council, Technology Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Crafts Club, Choir, Music & Movement Lessons
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- 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
January 19, 2018
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January 19, 2018
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January 18, 2018
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