Education Resource Directory 2019
New Jersey parents are fortunate to have a wealth of options for their children’s education, tutoring and enrichment classes. Here is a sampling of local private and independent schools, tutoring centers and enrichment classes.
Academy of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Rd, Convent Station
Contact: Jean Jackson, Director of Admissions
Age Groups: High school (girls)
The mission of The Academy of Saint Elizabeth–a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth–is to promote the disciplines of academic excellence and moral responsibility within a nurturing faith community.
Calderone School of Music
34 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover
256 Morris Ave., Springfield
Contact: Prof. Kathleen Calderone
Age Groups: All Ages–18 months to Adult
The Calderone School of Music is a NJ Registered Professional Development Provider and offers private music lessons for all ages and levels on allinstruments: strings, woodwinds, brasses, percussion, organ, piano, accordion, keyboards, voice, and popular, jazz and classical guitar and bass. The school also has a College Preparatory Division and Professional Development Division. “Kindermusik” classes are offered as a fun-fill enriching adventure in music concepts for young children from 18 months to age 7 years and a Suzuki Strings Plus Program. Students may choose to take part in ensembles, auditions, competitions, CSM exams and many other organizations and recitals or simply learn for their own enjoyment.
Chatham Day School
700 Shunpike Road, Chatham
973-410-0400 ext. 15
Contact: Kellen Kent, Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Age Groups: 2.5 years–Grade 8
Chatham Day School celebrates and values each child as a unique learner with extraordinary potential. They offer an academically ambitious program that promotes intellectual achievement and emotional growth in a diverse and nurturing environment.
230 Mendham Road, Morristown
Contact: Dr. David Donovan
Age Groups: Boys grades 7–12
Delbarton is an independent Benedictine Catholic day school for young men in grades 7 through 12. The School offers enriched programs in grades 7 and 8, and AP courses in all departments on its 200-acre campus. Delbarton distributes over $3 million in financial aid annually to boys from diverse backgrounds. Admission includes entrance exam, visitation and interview.
Early College Preparatory Programs
NJIT- CPCP, 4th Floor Campbell Hall, Newark
973-596-3550 | njit.edu/precollege
Contact: Suzanne Berliner Heyman
Age Groups: Post 4th grade to post 11th grade
The Center for Pre-College Programs offers a series of summer programs for high-achieving students from post-4th to post-11th grades. The programs are designed to encourage and prepare students to succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Estelle Finkel Center for Learning
125 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston | 973-994-4665
Contact: Amanda Patrick
Age Groups: Pre-K through adult
Since 1984, the professional educators at Estelle Finkel Center for Learning have been providing personally tailored academic tutoring, college counseling, standardized test preparation, and diagnostic educational testing. As experts in their fields, they have helped thousands of students achieve their best whether it be scoring high on a standardized test, or getting into the college of their choice, taking the next step in graduate school.
Gill St. Bernard’s School
St. Bernard’s Road, Gladstone
908-234-1611 x 245
Contact: Sarah Rowland, Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Age groups: Preschool–Grade 12
To provide a balanced, diverse and secure community that prepares students academically, socially and ethically for college and a meaningful life.
HudsonWay Immersion School
249 Bebout Avenue, Stirling
908 598 8088
Contact: Tracie Xiong
Age Groups: Ages 2.5 to 12
At HudsonWay Immersion School, all students learn the academic core content in two languages: English and Mandarin, or English and Spanish. By the time they graduate they have developed advanced cognitive skills, are bilingual and biliterate. Their Pre-K–Grade 5 students consistently outscore and outsmart monolingual students at every grade level, and their 5th grade graduates gain admission to top tier private middle schools.
The Hudson School
601 Park Ave, Hoboken | 201-659-8335
Contact: Harriet Fitzpatrick, Admissions Director
Age Groups: 5th–12th grade
The Hudson School provides intellectually inquisitive students in grades 5–12 with a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory education that inspires independent thinking and intellectual risk-taking. Their goal is to develop compassionate, responsible, principled citizens who are socially conscious and committed to lifelong learning and service. The school fosters an eclectic and supportive environment that challenges students and faculty to develop their passions and talents through a stimulating, balanced and creative interdisciplinary curriculum.
Huntington Learning Center
Livingston | Springfield | Verona
1-800-CAN-LEARN | huntingtonhelps.com
Huntington Learning Center is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for kindergarten to 12th grades. Founded in 1977, its mission is to give every student the best education possible. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results with individualized programs taught by certified teachers at accredited centers.
Kent Place School
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit
Contact: Julia Wall, Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Age Groups: Preschool (co-ed); Kindergarten–Grade 12 (all girls)
Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational junior pre-kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. Small classes, individualized college counseling, state of the art technology, leadership development, interscholastic athletics and diverse options in the fine arts define a Kent Place education.
1104 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell
Lightbridge Academy offers nurturing care and a one-of-a-kind educational experience for the children we care for and the parents who cherish them. Our educators foster life skills and spur connections in a safe and stimulating environment designed to encourage and educate every child.
70 Whippany Road, Morristown
Contact: Rob Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management; Meg Ahern, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Age Groups: Middle School grades 6–8; Upper School grades 9–12
Within a culture of support and collaboration, Morristown-Beard School students discover and develop their individual pathways to academic success and personal fulfillment while becoming enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.
Mount Saint Dominic Academy
3 Ryerson Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-0660. Ext 1122
Contact: Cathy Bolger
Age Groups: Girls 14–18
Mount Saint Dominic Academy is a college preparatory school for young women. The Mount remains rooted in the Dominican traditions of their history and dedicated to the modern realization of their mission: to help their students discover their gifts and talents, with the expectation that they will use them to make the world a better place.
Musical Theatre Conservatory
9 Ridgeway Court, West Orange
(Camp located in Livingston)
973-868-6259 | musicaltheatreconservatory.com
Contact: Randy Elman
Age Groups: Ages 7–18
It’s all about the kids! MTC offers classes and performing opportunities to students who are taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment. At MTC, kid’s dreams come true! In just three weeks they will travel from classes to rehearsals, culminating in a costumed Broadway cabaret. Everyone gets the best of both worlds, by rehearsing in NJ and performing in NYC. Students meet and study with Agents and Broadway/TV actors. They will celebrate with a pool party then cap things off with the grand finale: a B’way showcase in NYC (Broadway district).
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
44 Blackburn Road, Summit
Contact: Suzanne Kimm Lewis
Age Groups: Grades K–6 (boys and girls); Grades 7–12 (all girls)
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ, Judeo-Christian in heritage, Roman Catholic in teaching and worship, prepares students to make an impact on society. Their graduates think globally, act morally and lead with conviction and make the world a better place.
Saint Cassian School
190 Lorraine Ave, Montclair | 973-746-1636 | stcassianschool.org
Contact: Maria Llanes, Principal
Age Groups: Pre-K to 8th grade
The mission at St. Cassian School is to help each child develop as a whole, independent person: spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically through a faith-based curriculum. As a 2016 recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award, St. Cassian is committed to academic excellence, including integrating technology within each classroom as well as the visual and performing arts. The school prepares students not only to meet the challenges of the 21st century, but also be its leaders and champions of Catholic-Christian values.
Saint Catherine of Siena School
39 Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove
Age Groups: 3 and 4 year olds,
Pre-K, Kindergarten–Grade 8
Enrollment at Saint Catherine of Siena School is an investment in your child’s future that will pay dividends long after they graduate. The solid combination of strong academics, Christian values, discipline, and responsibility will stay with your children for years. The strong sense of family inspired by Saint Catherine’s community will endure for a lifetime.
Saint Thomas the Apostle School
50 Byrd Avenue, Bloomfield
Contact: Michael Petrillo
Age Groups: Pk3 to 8th grade
Saint Thomas the Apostle School provides students with a challenging and comprehensive education integrating spiritual values rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition. They cultivate and herald the growth of students in mind, body, and spirit, preparing them to take their place in the Church and in the world, in roles of leadership and service.
School of St. Elizabeth
30 Seney Drive, Bernardsville
908-766-0244 ext. 12
Contact: Sharon Lynch
Age Groups: Pre-K–8th grade
The School of Saint Elizabeth is a faith-filled community that provides students with a strong academic foundation, stimulates intellectual curiosity, encourages creativity and fosters self-respect. They encourage their children to grow in knowledge, love and faith in a Catholic tradition of academic excellence, while preparing them to be leaders in the 21st century.
Temple Sholom of West Essex
760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove
Contact: Michael Melasky
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Age Groups: K-12
Temple Sholom of West Essex is a vibrant, inclusive Reform congregation that embraces all individuals and families in a nurturing environment. Combining traditional and innovative approaches to worship, learning and living, they help members foster their Jewish life, relationships with God, Israel and the global Jewish community. Everyone is welcome!
235 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
Contact: Ms. Linda Payonzeck, Principal
Age Groups: Pre-K3 & Pre-K4, Kindergarten Transitions, Full Day Kindergarten, Grades 1–8
Open House: Sunday, March 3 12:30-3pm
Trinity Academy is a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence & Middle States Accredited pre-K to grade 8 Catholic school. Trinity provides students with a challenging academic environment while educating the whole person: mind, body and spirit in the Catholic tradition. Trinity Academy offers small class sizes and a nurturing environment that allows every child to thrive.
Winston Preparatory School
901 Route 10 East, Whippany
Contact: Meredith Fisher, Admissions Director
Age Groups: Grades 2–12
Open Houses: 2/12 at 9:30am; 3/28 at 7pm; 4/30 at 9:30am
Winston Prep is a highly individualized and responsive setting for students in grades 2 to 12 with specific learning differences, including language processing disorders such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities such ad Asperger’s and executive functioning difficulties such as ADHD.