St Virgil Elementary School

  • The mission of Saint Virgil Academy (SVA) is to inspire a passion for learning, a joy for living and a love for Jesus Christ. SVA is a learning community dedicated to the education and faith formation of each student in a nurturing environment. This sense of security allows individual students to learn and grow at their own pace, which maximizes student achievement and success.
  • The Saint Virgil faculty provides learning experiences where children can explore and discover the world in which they live.
  • These experiences encourage students to become lifelong learners because the children experience the excitement of education.
  • As students achieve academic success, they become more confident. This self-confidence will enhance their continued learning experience as they grow in faith and knowledge.

Top Placements

St Virgil Elementary School places among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1910
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students66 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St Virgil Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,200
Tuition NotesDiscount applied for multiple children. Preschool rates differ based on schedule (e.g., days/week, full/half day program).
Admissions DirectorNora Fischer

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Altar Serving, Art, Cub and Girl Scouting, Forensics

Arts and Music Programs:
Instrumental Music, Spring Musical

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading, Fencing, Golf, Tennis

School Notes

  • Quantitative results can be seen in our impressive standardized test scores and in our students’ report cards.  Qualitative results shine through in the form of motivated, productive, confident students.  Here’s what is moving SVA ahead of the pack:
  • RIGOROUS ACADEMICS – FIRST AND FOREMOST  Every school has to meet certain curriculum standards.  SVA meets those standards and then reaches beyond.
  • One of the Best Student-Teacher Ratios in Area
  • Curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education                                                                 Subject-Specific Enrichment and Support for All  Students
  • Instruction in Art, Music, Spanish, Latin, Computers, Physical Education
  • FAITH FORMATION – INTRICATELY WOVEN We are a Catholic school.  SVA embraces its faith and uses it to help shape tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Daily 7:50 AM Morning Prayer & Scripture
  • Weekly and Holy Day Mass Attendance 
  • Catholic Social Teaching and Service
  • Christmas Pageant, May Crowning and Other Special Liturgies
  • CREATIVE LEARNING – NUMEROUS APPROACHES Children learn in different ways.  SVA celebrates this diversity by employing various teaching methods.
  • Montessori  Approach for Early Childhood Center (Learn through Discovery & Inventive Play)
  • Hands-On Learning Experiences through Special Events, Engineering Design Projects, Collaborative Book Studies, Robotics, and More
  • Exploration Laboratory:  A Classroom Devoted to Investigation, Discovery and Creativity
  • Technology Platform that Rivals all Local Public, Private and Parochial Schools
  • STEM Initiative in Partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology and Picatinny Arsenal
  • CONFIDENCE BUILDING – BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Being encouraged to explore new things builds character.  SVA provides a safe “testing ground” & offers many activities.
  • Competitive Sporting Program, 3rd Grade & Up
  • Cheerleading, Beginning as Early as Pre-School
  • Emphasis on Oral Presentations & Written Works
  • Clubs Like Forensics, Fencing, Scouting, Newspaper, Altar Serving and Band
  • Performing Arts, with a Full-Production Musical
  • “Junior Vikings” Program for Our Younger Athletes
  • WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT – A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE  All those who desire a quality, Catholic education shall be provided one.  SVA’s tuition rates are highly competitive and financial assistance is available (no sending parish fee shall be imposed)—every family is welcome.
  • Extensive Opportunities for Parental Involvement and School Family Socialization
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