School Details

St.Nicholas School

118 Ferry St, Jersey City, NJ 07307
(201) 659-5948

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 298 students 21 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

St.Nicholas School is a private middle school in Jersey City. 298 students attend St.Nicholas School and identify primarily as Multiracial, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at St.Nicholas School is 21:1. Number 28 Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 40% %
Asian 33% %
Hispanic 32% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 25% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have one daughter attending St. Nicholas and am looking forward to next year when my youngest daughter can attend as well. It has been a fantastic experience from day one. I was worried my daughter would come back disappointed - she came back with a smile asking if she could go again the next day. Now several years later she goes each day enthusiastically - never complaining. When we pick her up she has stories to tell us of what she learned and did. The teachers have done a great job getting her involved and to break out of her shell. She used to be shy but now she tells us how she is involved with class participates and answers questions. She surprises us all the time with new things she has learned - one day it was telling me what time it is other times it was reading words that she could not read just a few weeks before. We work with her quite often so we see the progress she is making without our assistance. Also because of the size of the classrooms the teachers really know the students and can address their concerns with us. When we pick her up her smile says it all. VERY PLEASED.

  • (1 year ago)

    New Pre K parents BEWARE!!! 9/13 -- our 3 year old daughter started Pre K3. She turned 3 a week prior and was obviously young compared to peers. After touring the school and being assured her age wouldn't be a problem (as long as she was potty trained) we signed up with a downpayment purchased uniforms and other materials needed per instructions. We did our best to make her excited and followed all the instructions even taking time off work for both parents to help with the transition of drop-off and pick-up. On Friday of her third week we got a message hours before pick-up time stating that the teacher and principal needed to talk about progress. Upon picking her up we were informed that she was not ready for Pre K and she will not be attending the school anymore. At NO TIME during any of her previous 3 weeks were we informed there was a problem and she could possibly be too young to continue (no reports biting hitting etc). The other reviews may be correct regarding to the school but if you enroll in PK beware that your child could be kicked out with literally no notice - especially if you work and need to make other arrangements mid year for your child!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an excellent school. I have 2 children attending St. Nicholas. It is nice to see them learn grow and be excited about school. The Principal and teachers are very caring and so involved. They are truly focused on providing the best education. I love their approach to education. The school teaches using technology. They have extra curricular activities and sports. The children are set up for a successful future.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school! My kids are learning so much and they love every minute of it. They're very hi-tech they have smart boards in every classroom and internet connection aside from 2 up-to-date computer labs I'm so impressed! I can say they teach very much in the 21st century but the love care and attention for each individual student is still very much there.

  • (4 years ago)

    Esta escuela tiene un excllente curriculun y a la vez la capacidad de integrar nuevos estudiantes de diferenentes precedencias. El padre Kevin Sister Ellen el personal administrativo y los profesores son dedicados a los estudiante.

  • (4 years ago)

    Simple! My daughter loves it - she has since she started there in 5th grade when her old school closed. She is now in 7th grade. The students and teachers are the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    it has a holistic apporach in educating my child

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school i have been in!!! and great students and teachers!!!

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