School Details

St Virgil Elementary School

238 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
(973) 539-7267

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 217 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

St Virgil Elementary School is a private middle school in Morris Plains. 217 children attend St Virgil Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at St Virgil Elementary School is 11:1. Regional Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 13% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My second boy just graduated from St. Virgil's Academy. In my opinion Both boys received an outstanding grade and middle school education. The school gives a very community feel for the parents. We're very happy with our 11+ year experience (PreK also).

  • (2 years ago)

    St. Virgil's is a wonderful option for children pk3 8 providing a very relevant education. Children benefit from a small community where everyone knows them and cares about their academic success as well as their moral character. The opportunities available to the children are something remarkable considering the small size. They can play on sports teams each season participate in many clubs including debate chess scouts and join the band and musical productions. Since the school is small all the kids have a big role and feel important and grow confidence. The children consistently score high on standardized tests and their curriculum is rich especially now with the introduction to S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) programming and iPads for 8th graders. The school embraces technology and parents can review their student s progress and homework assignments on line. Another extra special characteristic of the school is the active involvement of parents. Parents can choose to have a reduced tuition for 40 hours of volunteer work but many parents choose not to have the deduction and still volunteer. Wonderful school and great kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love St. Virgil's because not only do the children receive an excellent academic education but they also receive an education in caring. The school emphasizes that the true worth of a person is not only what they know academically but how they interact & care for the rest of humanity. SVA epitomizes on a local level the ideology of Care2 not only in an ideologic manner but in an demonstrable one as well.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our kids love their school and never want to miss a day! The faculty staff students and families are all wonderful and caring. From pre-school thru grade 8 all the students know each other - it's so nice to feel a strong sense of community. The academic program is very strong and competitive. There are several extracurricular activities for the children to get involved in. Overall we are extremely pleased at SVS!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have attened this school for awhile now. As in any school yes it does get clique-ish. But here no one goes out of their way to be vicious. Academics are great school in general is great but the upper grades are TERRIBLE! clique wise. Oh well.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our children love St. Virgil's School. The teachers are excellent and the small class size allows everyone to become real friends. It is a very nice close knit school community.

  • (8 years ago)

    Saint Virgil is wonderful school for a child. Learning is very easy for a child when they are in a warm loving safe place. I have two children in the school and could not be happier. It is worth every penny!

  • (8 years ago)

    My two daughter's attend this school. Not only am I very happy with the academic and extracurricular programs offered by the school but both girls really enjoy the teachers their friends and the activities. I think the school is doing a wonderful job of developing strong curious learners!

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools