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Koinonia Academy

Private | PK-12 | 180 students

Affordable Authentic Catholic education focused on Faith, Character, Academics

 

Living in Plainfield

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $149,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,350.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted October 14, 2014

We love Koinonia. I have two children currently enrolled in kindergarten and 3rd grade. The class sizes are small and the teachers truly care about the students. The Catholic part of their education is real and not watered down. This school also does not use common core. We have no complaints about KA! Highly highly recommended for anyone looking for an affordable authentic Catholic education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

Incredible school with caring and involved faculty and parents. Focuses on the christian faith and teaches students much more than just academics.


Posted April 8, 2014

Koinonia Academy is a unique school that provides for both the academic and spiritual life of the children. My children florished in the nurturing environment. This is our first year, and i can see the difference that this school has made in our lives.
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Posted October 24, 2013

Koinonia Academy is an excellent school with caring teachers and a great sports program that our son really enjoys. It is a wonderful place!
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Posted September 24, 2013

This is a great achool where character matters as much as academics. The teachers and staff are committed to challenging the students to be the best while maintaining a peaceful and happy environment. My kids thrive here!
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Posted June 9, 2011

Want your children to experience a true Catholic education (K-12)? KA is your answer. My kids have grown spiritually.
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Posted June 23, 2010

I loved my time at Koinonia Academy. The teachers were great and I got all the preparation needed for college and my career.


Posted May 19, 2009

A strong Christian School. Impressive academics. A great environment for students that builds them up into strong Christian men and women.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 51%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 5% 16%
Two or more races 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 15% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 80% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 5% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Rutgers University
Seton Hall University
Monclair University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Sonia Masterson and Debbie Floyd
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Gym
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Service Club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Our World Class High School Choir goes on tour for a week in the spring.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
180
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
190

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $12000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Rutgers University
Seton Hall University
Monclair University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 15%
4 year college - 80%
Workforce - 5%
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1040 Plainfield Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Phone: (908) 668-9002

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