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St. John Vianney Regional High School

Private | 9-12 | 1012 students

Best known for college prep through block scheduling & integration of technology
 
 

 
 

Living in Holmdel

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $610,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,420.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted April 9, 2014

SJV was a wonderful High School experience for my son. The school not only fosters academic excellence but community service. Students learn to be part of the community as well as give back to the community. There was so much for him to do at school through clubs, sports and academics creating strong bonds and life long friendships. Faculty and staff also provided a strong and nurturing environment for learning and success. Because of SJV's motto of Knowledge, Commitment and Involvement I feel that he has a strong foundation for a successful future .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

Being a freshman, highschool is a diffcult yet exciting changeover. New people, atmosphere, and lessons are gone through while you endure your first year. SJV has made this important changeover a success and liking for me. Not only have I found my comfort zone with the students and school, but i truly enjoy the enviornment and have been exposed to many oppurtnuites i never imagined i would recieve. I'm excited to see how my next 3 years go!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2014

SJV is a great school because it is special. When you walk into the building, there is a mutual feeling of kindness, understanding, and a sense of joy from every student and staff. You aren't afraid of being bullied or neglected because there is something for everyone. There is a sport, club, course, event, and group of people that tends to every student's needs and wants. Also, the faculty and staff are intelligent,unique, and compassionate.They make it their priority to give each student personal attention and communication. The smaller classes and block scheduling allow for more one-on-one time with the teacher and more time to absorb the information. Every teacher is extremely qualified, passionate, and use unconventional teaching methods to make the lesson fun and easier to learn. With the block scheduling, I am extremely prepared for college and for the future ahead. Saint John Vianney High School was the perfect choice for my four years of high school and I couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2014

Saint John Vianney High School is such a great school and I couldn't be happier that I decided to spend my high school years here. As a senior I have had numerous teachers and I feel that all of them have not only been well above average at teaching, but they go out of their way to make sure each student understands what they are teaching. Personally I have struggled with math in the past and every single math teacher I have ever had has helped me with every single thing I had trouble with. The student to teacher ratio is very low and the school employs a Block Scheduling type of schedule which only contains four classes a day for 77 minutes for half a year. This helps in preparation for college and every student that I have ever asked (myself included) absolutely loves this type of schedule. Attending SJV is by far one of my best decisions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2014

My school is an excellent provider of college preparation and opportunities for clubs, classes and activties. The block scheduling is a great organizer, and allows students to focus on their given subjects much easier than an 8-block schedule. The school offers variuos AP and Dual Enrollment programs and college visits to provide upcoming graduates with information and tools to prepare and excel in college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2014

Saint John Vianney is a great high school with outstanding faculty, staff, teachers, and students. The faculty go out of their way to spend time with students and to form their high school education. The student environment is great and the hallways are a positive place. I could not have been happier with my experience at Saint John Vianney, and it has been more than I ever expected.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2013

St. John Vianney has been an excellent school for my two children, and I am planning to send my other children as well. They love it and thank us all the time for sacrificing to send them there. They are a college prep school and have come alongside our expectations for good schools. Both kids entered AP & Honors classes in 9th grade. If you are able to succeed academically, SJV will provide it. If you need help, they will help you. They have met so many nice friends there from various religions/no religion, and other backgrounds. All are respectful of each other's opinions. There are typical high school situations as well, but I have not heard of anything major., and our kids stick with "nice" kdis. Front office has always been cheerful and helpful. Guidance counselors and principal (Mr. Niesz) return emails in a timely manner. I feel that my children are very safe. I really have nothing concerning to add. It has been a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

I forgot to add that there is absolutely no school spirit at Saint John's. It doesn't provide for a good high school experience at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2012

I enjoyed my entire time at St. john Vianney High School. Besides attending the high school myself, most of my family members also attended the school including my mother, aunts, uncles, brother, sister, cousins and even my wife. The school prepares their students for college and their future very well. It emphasizes education while also providing students other activities as well. In addition to classroom education St. John Vianney also teaches that community involvement is very important. I hope to send my children to SJV as well.


Posted June 3, 2012

Every other weekend or weekday, the school has some sort of sporting event via an obnoxious loudspeaker! People live behind and across from the school and it's not an enjoyable thing to listen to. At all.


Posted October 24, 2011

I hated it at first! I thought I would just transfer for my sophmore year! But then, once I got situated, I grew to love it.The school in every way ensures your success. The teachers and guidance counselors do everything possible to see that you are doing well in school and that you are accepted to the college of your choice. However, there is a huge gap between honors classes and normal. Basically, if you're in honors you are a very intelligent student. If you're in normal most of the students are dumb as dirt. Other than this the teachers are friendly, many students are very kind. It is easy to get involved with the school, and activities are fun! There is a niche for everyone here. Although some students aren't the friendliest, many are. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2011

We expected higher quality of curriculum, educators and coaches and were very disappointed. Found staff to be unhelpful with college search. My child managed to get full scholarship to college in spite of the lack of support from the school. Don't waste your money. I would never send another child there again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

My son is a sophomore! He is thoroughly enjoying and his grades have been excellent! like everything sometimes things have not gone our way but we have been able to speak to guidance and it has resolved. I recommend this school highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

Total waste of money. A so called Christian School that is anything but Christian in all aspects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I have two graduates of SJV. I have been very satisfied with their experiences and the way they were prepared for college. Both found the tranistion to college challenging but one that they could attain. I recommend SJV to students who are academic in nature and would like a nurturing environment to grow within.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

I'm an alumni. SJV creates an excellent structure for any student looking to go to a college or university. From block scheduling, challenging classes, teacher involvement, one on one tutoring, as well as over 40 clubs and over 15 varsity level sports, it is the foundation students need to be successful in college.


Posted October 25, 2008

Good School but far to easy. I can honestly say as a former student that the classes are not even close to as challenging as they should be. Catholic schools in this area have always had a tendency to be overly easy. Great school and community, but I personally would recommend a public school if you want a good education
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

Im currently a freshman at sjv, the begining was rough, i wanted to transfer i hated it! but after a couple of weeks, it seems like everyone there is family in a sort of way. The teachers are nice, and wouldnt mind helping you out in anything. The students are nice also, they are there to help you if you need something. Block scheduling is amazing i absolutly love it. Its much easier to balance your academics:) <3 cool school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2006

Great school, excellent education, Christian environment, strict discipline policy, many extra curricular opportunities. They go above and beyond to help your child succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Great school. Block training is university-like. High tech environment. Text books stay home.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 52%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 2% 8%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Black 1% 19%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French, Italian, Latino, Portu

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 2:25 pm
School Leader's name
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (732) 739-0824

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Supports home-based learning
  • Teacher-run
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Social justice
  • Technology
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)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Catholic Athletes for Christ
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: French, Italian, Latino, Portu
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Key Club
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • Mock Trial
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • SADD
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$10000 - $11000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

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College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
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540 A Line Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733
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Phone: (732) 739-0800

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