Find answers to your most frequently asked questions here on the St. John the Apostle School FAQ page. We provide open communication and will always do our best to respond to any question you don't find an answer to right here.
Is your school accredited?
Yes, we are currently in our 25th year of accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools Commission. We were one of the first elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Newark to be awarded this honor.
What are your hours of school operation?
School is in session from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm. On scheduled half days dismissal is noon.
What is the average class size?
The average class size is 21 students. Each grade has two classes.
What is the average length of service of your faculty?
We are very proud of the stability of our faculty with an average of 12 years. As a result, our TerraNova standardized test scores are well above the average Archdiocesan scores. We are a 2011 high performing Blue Ribbon school because of our test scores.
What are the procedures for transferring my child to St. John the Apostle School?
Parents interested in transferring a child will first meet with the principal. Copies of the student's academic records from the current school will be reviewed. A placement test might be required.
Does my child have to be Catholic to attend St. John the Apostle School?
We welcome students of all faiths. Non-Catholic families who enroll their children in our school appreciate the Catholic faith, values, and prayer taught at the school. They value the atmosphere it provides for their children.
What do you have to challenge my child?
Our classrooms are heterogeneously mixed except our Middle School Math and Science programs. In these areas, the programs are geared to challenge the students on their level. Our reading series supports differentiated Instruction focusing on individual reading and language arts strengths and needs. We also offer art, music, computer instruction, Spanish, health, and physical education.
How is information communicated to school families?
Important school news is sent home with the oldest child via the Brown Envelope. This envelope needs to be signed and returned the next school day. We also post flyers and reminders on the school website. This will enable us to save paper and printing costs as well as being good stewards of the environment.