St. John’s Academy in Hillsdale Cares for Your Whole Child: Mind, Body & Spirit [dedicated]

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You know your child is special and unique and at St. John’s Academy, a Pre-K through 8th grade Regional Catholic school, they know it too. As parents in Bergen County, we have many strong choices available to us when it comes to selecting the right educational path for our young scholars. At SJA, they have a commitment to teaching your child not just how to be a stellar student, but care is also taken to develop them into stellar people.

It is the mission of the entire SJA Hillsdale campus to foster a school climate that addresses the needs of the whole child through the teachings of Gospel values while setting high standards for achievement both inside and outside the classroom. SJA is passionate about developing their students into civically engaged, goal-reaching, and service-oriented members of the 21st century. 

At St. John’s Academy, the early childhood program enjoys the personalized attention of a 10:1 student/teacher ratioParents in this program have the flexibility to create a schedule that works for their child. Full day and half day options, as well as full week and partial week options are available. Additionally, St. John’s Academy offers an extended care program with no long-term commitment required.

Kindergartners at SJA enjoy the benefit, not only of the individualized attention of a 15:1 student/teacher ratio, but they are also paired with an 8th grade “Prayer Partner”, a year-long buddy in this very special transitional year. These SJA Prayer Partners often forge long-lasting relationships that continue long beyond graduation.

Students benefit from an award-winning STEM program but at SJA, they take it a step further with a focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math). SJA participates in the One Book, One School program and Students are focused on the purposeful and intentional use of technology to foster real learning – not tech for tech’s sake - in their newly renovated Technology and Design center. 

It must be working! SJA students are sought after by top Catholic High Schools including Don Bosco, Bergen Catholic, St. Joe's, Academy of the Holy Angels, Immaculate Heart Academy, Paramus Catholic, and Regis among others. Last year's class received over $200k in scholarships to attend these schools.

Additionally, all students have access to a robust after-school enrichment program, wholly run by faculty and parents in subject as diverse as world languages, music, drama, gardening, engineering, keyboarding, entrepreneurship and cooking.

St. John's Academy prides itself on the geographic diversity of its student body. Students hail from 42 different zip codes in New Jersey and New York State. Once at SJA, opportunities to become active within the community for parents and families are numerous. The Parent Teacher Guild (PTG) is an invaluable part of the school community and the Dads’ Squad hosts monthly socials for SJA dads.

If  you are looking for strong long term outcomes for your child, beyond just academic success for your child’s prek-8 experience, visit St. John’s Academy for one of their Open Houses to be held on Sunday, January 26th from 11:00am – 2:00pm and Tuesday, January 28th from 9:00am – 11:00am. Can’t make an Open House? Call 201.664.6364 for a personal tour with Ms. Suzanne Socha, Principal of  St. John’s Academy. And be sure to check out their active presence on Instagram (@saintjohnsacademy_nj) and Facebook as well!

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2020 click here for more information.


St. John’s Academy
460 Hillsdale Ave, Hillsdale
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