Hoboken Schools

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.


Public Pre-schools

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

HOPES Providers:

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

Catapult Learning:

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
(201) 792-0736
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.

Extended Care
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 other

Beyond Basic Learning: The International School
NAEYC Member
2 Locations:
1330 Sinatra Drive
336 Sinatra Drive

BBL: The International School is dedicated to delivering a rich educational experience for children that fosters compassion through the leaning experience. Established in 2002, BBL:I sets the standard for quality. Family owned and operated, the school remains committed to education philosophies from the past: Montessori, Dewey & Vygotsky while implementing 21st century skills standards. Experiencing the outdoors on a daily basis for all ages is an integral part of the daily routine of the children.  With access to 2 private parks and other local children spaces, children are able to engage in an array of outdoor experiences.
Executive Director: Zuleika J. Fertullien, MBA, M. Ed.
Hours: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
Rates: Infants & Toddlers: $1,300 – $2025 monthly; Preschoolers: $1,400 – $1890 monthly
Kindergarten: Must be 5 by December 1st opened from 7:30-7:00, $1,750 monthly

  • Families may select a 2, 3, 4 or 5 day option
  • Activities included based on age are soccer movement, puppet shows, cooking and music.
  • Infant groupings consider the child’s motor skills and take daily walks
  • Rolling admissions based on availability
  • Flexible summer scheduling
  • Multi-child discounts
  • Food Program available

Hoboken Catholic Academy
(201) 963-9535
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.

Hoboken Montessori School
158 14th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Email: info@nullhobokenmontessori.com

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, preschool@nullhobokensynagogue.org

Kiddie Academy of Hoboken
112 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Email: hoboken@nullkiddieacademy.net

General Program Information:
We are licensed to accommodate children 6 weeks through 12 years of age which will include our preschool program from 6 weeks through 5 years of age, our state-recognized kindergarten program, and our school aged after-school program through 12 years of age.

Included in our tuition:
*Breakfast, lunch, and snack for all students over 1 year old. We take great care in composing our meals and menus to ensure our students have access to healthy, wholesome options. We will be giving our monthly menu out to all parents ahead of time, so if there are any dietary restrictions, we may give alternatives to accommodate your children’s needs. We have our meals served through The Hoboken Gourmet Company, twice daily, to ensure a high level of quality (for more information, please visit www.hobokengourmet.net).
*Private parental online access to your child’s classroom using our WatchMeGrow cameras (for more information, please visit http://watchmegrow.com/parents)
*Pin protected preschool building security
*Drop-off and pick-up anytime during our hours of operation, for your convenience.
*All of our students have complete, exclusive access to our incredible curriculum, Life Essentials® (for more detailed information, please visit http://educationaldaycare.kiddieacademy.com/our-curriculum/). Life Essentials® truly helps students prepare for life.
*We take advantage of our incredible location going outside twice daily (weather permitting), we utilize the open field space and nature walk of Pier A as well as the playgrounds located on Pier C.

Academics and learning:
We have our proprietary curriculum which is based on the Kiddie Academy Life Essentials® philosophy that children learn through play and hands-on experiences. Every child is an individual and our teachers adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of each child. We will also maintain a monthly informal assessment process, which combines observation collection, portfolios, and developmental checklists.

Our students spend much of their day interacting with their peers in small groups while being guided by their teachers to proactively learn through exploration. They complete curriculum activities together and engage in free play in the classroom and on the playground at one of our local parks and/ or indoor recreation room. Children are encouraged to communicate with one another to solve problems, and work out conflicts. We will focus on empathy building and celebrating diversity each day.

We have an indoor recreational room with brand new materials for all age groups. Children will play outside, weather permitting, or in the recreational room daily. Teachers will plan activities for outdoor play and plan indoor gross motor activities for days with inclement weather.

Schedule or come by for a tour anytime between our hours of operation,7:00am-6:30pm, M-F. More information: www.kiddieacademy.com/hoboken, Facebook: www.facebook.com/KiddieAcademyofHoboken

The Nest Early Learning Center
(201) 653-5548, 416 Hudson Street, Hoboken

Pre-school, thenest@nullmustardseedschool.org
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
K-8, info@nullmustardseedschool.org

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
(201) 792-3688

301 Garden Street
1st – 8th grade
Two teachers in 1st – 4th grade, one teacher in 5th – 8th grade

339 River Street
3s program: half days morning and optional afternoons of enrichment, must be three by September 1
10-12 students and two teachers

PreK: full day, must be four by September 1
Kindergarten: full day, must be five by September 1
18 students and two teachers

301 Bloomfield Street
2s program: half days morning or afternoon, must be two by June 1
8-10 students and two teachers

Stevens Cooperative School’s Hoboken and Newport campuses serve a diverse population of over 420 students from two years old through 8th grade. Accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, Stevens is an excellent model of rigorous education in action. 8th grade students are regularly accepted into some of the most prestigious high schools in the country. In the summer, Stevens offers a robust day camp and specialty weeks for children Kindergarten through 8th grade. Early morning and after school options are available throughout the year.

Steven’s Cooperative School, Newport Campus
(201) 626-4020
100 River Drive, Jersey City
Kindergarten – 8th grade
Two teachers in K – 4th grade, one teacher in 5th – 8th grade

Stevens Cooperative School’s Hoboken and Newport campuses serve a diverse population of over 420 students from two years old through 8th grade. Accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, Stevens is an excellent model of rigorous education in action. 8th grade students are regularly accepted into some of the most prestigious high schools in the country. In the summer, Stevens offers a robust day camp and specialty weeks for children Kindergarten through 8th grade. Early morning and after school options are available throughout the year.

Jersey City

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.

The Garden Preschool Cooperative, 201-309-0440.
1 McWilliams Place, 2nd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Contact enrollment@nullgardenpreschool.org

Hamilton Park Montessori , (201) 533-1910.
1 McWilliams Place, Suite 206, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Contact Samantha@nullHamiltonParkMontessori.com or Sue@nullHamiltonParkMontessori.com

Hudson Montessori, (201) 516-0700.
10 Regent Street, Suite 2, Jersey City, NJ 07302. 2 to 6 years. Contact Gracy Jolly jolly@nullhudsonmontessori.net

Park Prep Academy, (201) 217-0202.
519 Central Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307. Contact Justine Greenwald, Director at parkprepacademy@nullaol.com

Waterfront Montessori , (201) 333-5600.
150 Warren Street, Suite 108, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Contact info@nullwaterfrontmontessori.com

Bergen County

The Elisabeth Morrow School
(201) 568-5566
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 admissions@nullelisabethmorrow.org 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

Public Charter Schools
Elysian Charter School
Hoboken Charter School
Hola Dual Language Charter School

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

Harry Laub, Ph.D., Interim Director, harry.laub@nullecsnj.org
Lynne Shapiro, Enrollment Coordinator, Lynneshapiro627@nullyahoo.com

Hoboken Charter School
Elementary and Middle School
713 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: 201-963-0222
Fax: 201-963-0880

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, jsargent@nullholahoboken.org

General information, info@nullholahoboken.org

  • 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)

All Saints Episcopal Day School

Beyond Basic Learning: The International School (Kindergarten)

Hoboken Catholic Academy

Hoboken Montessori School

Kiddie Academy of Hoboken (Kindergarten)

The Mustard Seed School

Stevens Cooperative School

The Elisabeth Morrow School


Private Middle Schools, (See Information above)

All Saints Episcopal Day School
Stevens Cooperative School
Elizabeth Morrow School

Home Schooling

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
4th floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: 201-963-3280
Fax: 201-963-0695

Chris Sell, Principal 9-12; Anti-Bullying Specialist 9-12

Private High Schools

The Hudson School (grades 5-12)
601 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-8335, fax: (201) 222-3669

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