St. Nicholas School

St. Nicholas School Photo #1 - St. Nicholas School - The premier destination for academic excellence in The Heights of Jersey City.
St. Nicholas School Photo #1 - St. Nicholas School - The premier destination for academic excellence in The Heights of Jersey City.
St. Nicholas School Photo #2 - 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 School Photo #3 - Our PreKindergarten students enjoy a relaxed, hands-on curriculum designed for student success.
St. Nicholas School Photo #4 - 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 School Photo #5 - 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 School Photo #6 - 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 School Photo #7 - 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 School Photo #8 - Our students develop a love of learning that can last a lifetime - future writers, novelists, and friends!
St. Nicholas School Photo #9 - 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 School Photo #10 - 8th Grade Graduation Retreat. Our students form friendships that last a lifetime.
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 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 192 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Nicholas School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
192 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Nicholas School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Scholarships may be available.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Mrs. Bernadette Miglin, Principal



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
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 Student Learning Standards.
  • While standardized test scores are only one measure of the strength of our program, our 2019 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 2020 earned over $250,000 in scholarships to local Catholic High Schools such as St. Peter's Prep, St. DominicAcademy, and Hudson Catholic H.S. In addition, our students are routinely 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, 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does St. Nicholas School offer?
St. Nicholas School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Dance, Martial Arts, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track.
What is St. Nicholas School's ranking?
St. Nicholas School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Nicholas School?
The application deadline for St. Nicholas School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is St. Nicholas School located?
St. Nicholas School is located in the The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, NJ. There are 2 other private schools located in The Heights.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 192 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Jersey City, NJ is $17,280 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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