If you just moved to Hoboken, or if you have a toddler who is ready to begin school — here is some information you need. The city of Hoboken offers private and public schools with a variety of educational programs to meet the individual educational need of every family. The following is a list of the elementary schools, the pre-schools and the daycares in Hoboken and their contact information. Every attempt was made to provide current and accurate information, but please call the individual schools to reconfirm any dates, deadlines and tuition. It is highly suggested that you contact the director of any programs you are interested in to arrange a meeting and tour of the school. Many of the private and charter schools offer open houses around December and January for prospective new students. Also be on the look out for HFA’s all school open house around October of every year.
To register please call 201-356-3695 or 201-356-3696, Monday through Friday from 8:00-3:30, to schedule an appointment. Your child must turn three on or before September 30. When you register bring with you your lease or deed, cable bill or PSE&G bill, your child’s immunization record and birth certificate and your photo i.d.
If you would like to visit preschool classrooms in the district call Nellie Moyeno, Community and Parent Involvement Specialist, at 201-356-3617 to schedule an appointment.
Hoboken Public Schools will be contracting with three providers for the 2009-2010 school year. The three providers – Mile Square, HOPES, Inc., and Catapult Learning will all follow the same program requirements:
1. Each classroom will use the Tools of the Mind Curriculum
2. Each classroom will have one state certified teacher and one assistant
3. Each classroom will follow the same guidelines for classroom arrangement and materials
4. Catapult Learning and HOPES, Inc. will both have computers in their classrooms
5. Mile Square at the Brandt and St. Francis site and Catapult will participate in the school lunch program – parents may purchase lunch or send in their own lunch
6. Mile Square and HOPES, Inc. will offer before care from 7:30-8:30am and after care from 2:30-5:30pm.
7. Catapult Learning will offer before care from 7:30-8:30 and after-care beyond 5:30 for an additional fee. How late they stay open is dependent upon parent interest.
Mile Square Providers:
A J Demarest School, 158 4th St (pre-K)
St. Francis, 310 Jefferson St. (Three 3yo classrooms and three 4yo classrooms)
Wallace, 1100 Willow Ave. (One 3yo classroom and one 4yo classroom)
Brandt, 215 Ninth St. (Three 3yo classrooms and four 4yo classrooms)
Rue, 301 Garden St. (One 3yo classroom and two 4yo classrooms)
- Run by the Mile Square Early Learning Center, Helen Hitlan, Director, (201) 659-6086
Calabro, 524 Park Ave. (zero 3yo classroom and one 4yo classroom)
Connors, 201 Monroe (One 3yo classroom and one 4yo classroom)
Rue, 301 Garden St. (One 3yo classroom and one 4yo classroom)
Brandt, 215 Ninth St. (Six 3yo classrooms and six 4yo classrooms)
- Run by HOPES Inc. (Hoboken Organization Against Poverty and Economic Stress)
Joselyn Estevez Vargas, Director (201) 795-3432 Ext. 18
To view a brochure about the Early Childhood Program, click here.
The Hoboken Public Elementary Pre-School programs in Hoboken are administered under the direction of the Hoboken Board of Education, and are part of the state supported Abbott Program.
What is Abbott?
- Abbott is a funding source that allows our district to receive extra money from the state.
- With the extra money the district follows certain mandates and one of them is to offer a free preschool program to every three and four year old that lives in Hoboken.
By State law, the Pre-K 3 year old and Pre-K 4 year old programs must run 10 hours per day (7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, including optional early drop-off and after care programs), 245 days per year (not counting weekends or holidays, meaning they run year-round.)
Day is as follows:
7:30 AM Early Drop Off
8:30 to 2:30 Regular School with afternoon nap
2:30 to 5:30 PM After Care.
In the past, early drop off and after care were available on a flexible day-by day basis, but there is some discussion about making attendance to these programs less flexible… meaning if you enroll in them you must attend them regularly. Check with the school about the actual attendance requirements for these programs.
Breakfast and lunch meals are available for an extra charge through the school, but many kids bring their own lunches. School lunches cost anywhere from free to $2.00 on a sliding scale depending on your income qualifications. Some of the providers do not allow you to bring your own lunch.
HOPES received accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for all of its classrooms last year, and is the only Abbott Preschool Provider in Hoboken that has received this accreditation. HOPES also receives funding from the federal government for the HOPES Head Start part of its programs. Therefore, the family income requirements of the Head Start program do not apply uniformly to all of the HOPES program as HOPES is also an Abbott provider. This means that all Hoboken residents are eligible to attend the HOPES program, regardless of income.
Parents are allowed to select the program they prefer. The curriculum or style of each program may vary slightly as determined by the provider, but they all follow the Tools of the Mind as their standard curriculum, which is accepted by and complies with NAEYC standards (the National Association for the Education of Young Children.)
Please feel free to contact the Hoboken Board of Education with questions regarding the opportunities at each location.
You may also contact the providers directly to discuss their focus. Registration is in the middle of March. The HFA will send out announcements to its members prior to registration. Note: the preschool program (and school) that you get into does not necessarily determine which school you will attend in Kindergarten.
Private Pre-schools (see below for descriptions)
All Saints Episcopal Day School
707 Washington Street, Hoboken
All Saints Episcopal Day School is a diverse community committed to academic excellence and social responsibility for students from Nursery to Grade 8.
At All Saints we inspire…
- A commitment to personal excellence
- The discipline and integrity to be successful in school and in life
- Responsibility for this planet and gratitude for its beauty
- A developed sense of one’s own spirituality through social action and service
- A sincere love of learning
At All Saints Episcopal Day School we believe…
- Children need opportunities to grow intellectually, artistically, emotionally, physically and spiritually
- Cooperation and teamwork are key elements for personal development
- Children benefit from making a difference and by giving of themselves to others
- Self-awareness is essential to understanding our connections to our neighbors and our world
- Education should instill an appreciation and responsibility for the planet and all living things
- Children are best served when families and schools work in partnership with one another
Our Episcopal Tradition
All Saints Episcopal Day School was founded by All Saints Episcopal Parish in 1985 as an outreach to the community to serve children of all faiths. The school embraces diversity and provides opportunities for students to understand and appreciate a variety of different religious traditions and celebrations. This inclusive approach to spirituality helps children grow with open hearts full of love, joy and compassion.
The academic day for students in K-8 is from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
The academic day for the half-day nursery and Pre-K Programs is as follows:
Morning Session: 8:30-11:15 AM
Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:15 PM
Pick-Up: 11:15 am or 3:15 p.m.
Before School Program runs from 7:30-8:30 AM
After School Program runs from 3:00-6:30 PM
Apple Montessori Schools
1055 Maxwell Lane
Open 7:00am -7:00pm
Infants, toddlers,preschool and kindergarten Ages 6 weeks -6 years old.
Every child carries within them the person they will become. At Apple Montessori School, we believe that the school community is responsible for discovering and nurturing the unique individual potential of each child. Our curriculum provides a sound academic background while stimulating and challenging each child to meet his or her own particular needs and learning pace. Our classrooms are rich with Montessori materials and supporting activities to promote intellectual as well as social growth. We instill through example and action a love of learning, a strong work ethic, creativity, respect and compassion for others.
Beyond Basic Learning
North Location: 1330 Sinatra Drive Hoboken, NJ 07030
South Location: 336 Sinatra Drive Hoboken, NJ 07030
Beyond Basic Learning (BBL) is a nursery school located in Hoboken, NJ. BBL North and South are both situated on the waterfront redevelopment areas of Hoboken.
Hours: M-F 7:30am-7:30pm
Application fees apply. HFA Members get a $10 discount.
Hoboken Catholic Academy
555 7th Street, Hoboken
A Catholic elementary school sponsored by the Catholic parishes of Hoboken and Weehawken.
Pre-K through Grade 8
Children of all religious faiths welcome
Class size: 22-25 students
Registration Fee: $150
Tuition paid over a 10 month period
Full day Pre-Kindergarten
School hours: 8:15 am-2:50 pm
Before Care Program from 7:00 am and After Care until 6:00 pm (additional cost)
Hot lunch program offered
Age cutoff date is November 30th
New students accepted throughout the school year if space available.
Application available beginning in February
After School Sports and other activities offered.
We are delighted to announce the upcoming opening of Hoboken Montessori School (“HMS”) at the Garden Street Lofts located at 158 14th Street. We are a parent founded private early childhood school offering a Toddler Program for children between the ages of 2 and 3, and a Primary Program for children ages 3 to 6.
HMS is currently under construction. We expect to be open for tours in April and are currently accepting applications for Fall enrollment. Please visit www.hobokenmontessori.com to learn more about our program.
Kaplan Cooperative Pre School
at The United Synagogue of Hoboken, (201) 659-4000
115 Park Avenue, Hoboken
Programs available for 2 to 4 year olds
Full or Half Days, 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm
Parents can choose 3, 4 or 5 days per week
Early drop off at 8am for an additional fee
After Care available until 6pm for an additional fee
Class size 10-15 children
1 teacher, 1 assistant and 1 helping parent per class
Applications are due February 15th
Contact Rachelle Grossman, Director (201) 653-8666, email@example.com
Hudson Dance & Movement’s Preschool Arts & Dance Program
80 Hudson Street, Hoboken
Meals: A healthy lunch is catered fresh daily.
Program Description: Hudson Dance & Movement’s Arts & Dance Program is a New Jersey Licensed Camp. This 8 week program will prepare your toddler for Preschool and help to develop their social skills as well as rhythmic, motor, and sensory skills. They will enjoy a journey through dance, music, art, and story telling. Maximum class size is 8 children.
Rates: Price is for the duration of an entire school quarter (8 weeks)
1 day/week – $480
2 days/week – $912
3 days/week – $1,344
4 days/week – $1,776
5 days/week – $2,208
The Nest Early Learning Center
(201) 653-5548, 416 Hudson Street, Hoboken
Our 2010 program takes place from 8:40 to 11:40am. Families are encouraged to join the children during worship at the beginning of the day.
Mustard Seed School, (201) 653-5548
422 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Our understanding of God and the world is the basis for our philosophy and practice, affecting just about every aspect of daily life at Mustard Seed. Our academic programs focus on excellence with an emphasis on integrating the fine arts across the curriculum. Celebration and worship are central to our life together both daily and at specific points within the school year. Students learn about service as a response to what we learn about God and the world.
Steven’s Cooperative School
2s Program, 301 Bloomfield Street – half day morning or afternoon 2 yrs. old by June 1
10 students in each class/ 2 teachers
3s Program, 333 River Street – half day morning or afternoon 3 yrs. By Sept . 1
14-18 students in each class/2 teachers
4s PreK and K at 333 River Street – full day
4s/PK – 4 yrs. by Sept. 1,
Kindergarten – 5 yrs. by Sept. 1
18 students in each class/2 teachers
1st – 8th Grade 301 Garden Street 16-22 children per class depending on grade
Newport Campus, (201) 626-4020
80 Town Square Place, Jersey City
Kindergarten – 6th grade (and growing)
16-22 children per class depending on grade
Early Learning Academy, 201-793-8949.
201 Luis Munoz Marin Blvd Unit 1, Jersey City, NJ 07302.
French Academy of Bilingual Culture, 201-459-6462
209 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Registration is open for PreK3 through 1st grade
After school French programs. Full-time school will open in September 2013.
Hudson Montessori, (201) 516-0700.
10 Regent Street, Suite 2, Jersey City, NJ 07302. 2 to 6 years. Contact Gracy Jolly firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elisabeth Morrow School
435 Lydecker Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
The Elisabeth Morrow School is an independent day school that provides a coeducational program for students from age three through grade eight. Established in 1930, The Elisabeth Morrow School offers a unique, comprehensive and rigorous educational experience to its students. Located on 14 acres in Englewood, New Jersey, the campus includes six buildings, four state-of-the art computer labs, two gymnasiums, three science labs, three libraries containing more than 30,000 volumes, an athletic field, two music rooms, a certified wildlife habitat with nature trails, running brook, forest, working gardens and three playgrounds. Located nine miles from Manhattan’s Upper West Side, The Elisabeth Morrow School’s community includes families from Bergen, Rockland, Passaic, Morris, Essex, Union, Hudson Counties and New York City.
The experienced and dedicated faculty and extensive facilities foster academic excellence and intellectual curiosity. The comprehensive curriculum focuses on the intellectual, social and character development of children. Students develop a passion for learning in the child-centered program that is encompassed by a strong sense of community among students, teachers, families and staff. The School offers childcare, after school programs, and a six-week summer program among its many auxiliary programs.
The Elisabeth Morrow School is proud to announce newly established school bus service along River Road from Hoboken to Englewood for the 2012-2013 academic year and beyond. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year and has a variety of Open Houses and events, both on and off-campus, for prospective parents. The Elisabeth Morrow School awards approximately $1.5 million dollars in financial aid to 20-25% of the school’s population annually from PK through grade eight. Contact The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 201.568.5566 ext. 7211, or email@example.com for more information.
Public Elementary Schools
Calabro Primary School, 524 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 356-3670
Connors Primary School, 201 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 356-3680
Wallace Primary School, 1100 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 356-3650
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
RUE BUILDING, main: (201) 876-0102, fax: (201) 876-9576
Grades K–2, 6, 7, 8, Main Office, School Nurse
301 Garden Street, (entrance on Third Street), Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hoboken Charter School
Elementary and Middle School
713 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Deirdra Grode, Executive Director and Principal K-8
Hola Hoboken Dual Language Charter School
Hola Hoboken La Escuela Charter de Dos Idiomas
123 Jefferson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Contacts: Jennifer Sargent, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
General information, email@example.com
- Offering a traditional core curriculum that utilizes the well established Two-Way Immersion approach to dual language education (English and Spanish) with a range of opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning.
- Grades K – 6 (a grade will be added each year until the school reaches K – 8).
- Specials include art, music, gym, 6-week curriculum specials (i.e. theater, dance, painting, gardening, etc.), after school enrichment classes
- School day 7:50 – 2:50
- Before care begins at 7:30am (no charge)
- After care available for a fee from 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Private Elementary Schools, (See Information above)
Private Middle Schools, (See Information above)
This is a newer Yahoo group that has formed in Jersey City and Hoboken for families who are homeschooling children of any age. We are building a supportive community and to have face to face activities together and an opportunity for homeschooled children to meet each. We may form groups for classes or instruction or field trips or for extracurricular activities like team sports or scouts. We are also building a resource “library” full of information in our links and files section. This is a secular group.
Contact Homeschool Jersey City Hoboken
Public High Schools
A.J. Demarest Alternative High School, 158 4th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – (201) 356-3740
High Tech in North Bergen, NJ, 2000 85th Street, North Bergen, NJ 07047 – Barbara Wiercinski (201) 662-6804
Hoboken High School, 9th and Clinton Streets, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – (201) 356.3700
Mc Nair Academic High School, 123 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, (201) 418-7618
Charter High Schools
Hoboken Charter High School
4th & Garden Streets
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Chris Sell, Principal 9-12; Anti-Bullying Specialist 9-12
Private High Schools
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