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St. John's Academy

Private | PK-8 | 450 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $485,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,520.

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Posted January 27, 2013

St. John's Academy is a wonderful school. Our child loves going to school every day where he is greeted by a teacher who truly loves her students and teaching. The traditional school setting and challenging academic program instills excellent skills in reading, writing, and math. Every student can go once a week for after school help at no extra charge to the parents. The children are exposed to Spanish beginning in kindergarten and along with their once a week art program are given the chance to explore famous artists and their works through an Art Smart program. The families are highly encouraged to participate in school events and fund raising and do so happily and with great enthusiasm. The principal and assistant principal are absolutely wonderful and dedicated to making St. John's Academy the successful school that it is. They show a high level of professionalism and leadership at the school. From the moment you enter the school, you are greeted by friendly and professional staff. The school also takes a serious and strict approach to school safety.
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Posted March 19, 2009

I swithched my children from an axcellent public school to St. John's. The school offers a warm, nurturing environment. The teachers are excellent and focus on the children. The school is small enough that the staff knows the children and their parents. It is a very nice community and though the academics are probably equal to the surrounding excellent public schools, the environment makes it funner to learn in.
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Posted January 2, 2007

I find SJA to be a school filled with caring nurturing teachers and Principal and Asst Principal who are superior to what I have experienced in other schools. The curriculum coupled with the willingness of teachers and and the entire administration to work with the Parents are challenging and supportive. Children learn and the teachers teach.
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Posted October 19, 2006

St. John's is an excellent school from Pre-K to 8th grade. There is an incredible spirit of mutual communication between administrators, teachers and parents. The children are always the focus.
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Posted March 8, 2006

Excellent academic program. Good teaching staff. Specials are well received and managed. Parents are encouraged to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Advanced academic programs leave children ready for top highschools. Many extracurricular activities and very high parental involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 51%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:15 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 a.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Immaculate Heart Academy
Bergen Catholic
Holy Angels
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460 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Phone: (201) 664-6364

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