Welcome to the Saint Rose of Lima Academy & Pre-school website. Are you looking for a faith-centered education where each child and family is valued and supported? Are you looking for excellent education, a safe environment, a place where children are nurtured in their learning? Our community welcomes the opportunity to share our values, our education, and our faith with you! We are accredited by AdvancED, a Paterson Diocesan-wide accreditation involving every school and based on standards of performance. Our teachers are highly qualified professionals holding a Bachelor's or Master's degree, involved in on-going professional development in technology, learning styles, content areas, implementing differentiated instruction, and formulating religious foundations, enabling them to meet the needs of the individual student.
Please see our main Academics tab for an overview of our programs, explore our website, and check out our video on our About Us page. Consider visiting our school to see first-hand our inquiry-based science, including STEM education, our use of computer programs in all subject areas, and our tremendous community. Please call 973-887-6990 to arrange a date and time. We welcome the opportunity to celebrate our community with you. Please read my full letter under the Home tab.
Father Owen B. Moran our Pastor, and Ms. Sheila Tomlinson, our Principal, are proud to announce the addition of Mr. Ernie Turner, of Madison, as Director of School Development. Mr. Turner brings over thirty years of experience as a school business administrator and business office consultant. He has already begun working closely with Father Owen, Ms. Tomlinson, and our Athletic Directors to expand the athletic program – which now encompasses a wide range of sports: basketball, cheering, cross country, volleyball, track, softball and baseball. He has also offered a school-wide "St. Rose Theme" essay contest, and our winner's essay can be found by clicking here.
Our Varsity National (8th grade) girls basketball team captured their second Morris County Catholic Basketball League Championship in three years on March 8th, against St. Rose of Lima Academy, Short Hills at Morris Catholic High School. The championship game was close, 31-29, and followed a tough semi-final win against St Patrick's School of Chatham. The girls have been playing together for the last 4 years and finished this season with a strong 12-4 record. Teamwork, tough defense, and ability to push the ball up the court set them apart as a team to stop. Congratulations go out the girls, and their coaches, who are pictured below holding their championship trophy.
Our children, families, and guests had loads of fun celebrating Catholic Schools Week. The celebration began with a special 10:30 mass on Sunday, January 26th, followed by a reception in LaBrecque Hall. Guest speakers shared their Catholic School experiences at each mass over the weekend. Events throughout the week included Big Buddies and their Little Buddies making Valentines for Vets, The Brain Show (quiz game), Special Person Day (each student invites a guest to share lunch and Bingo), Science-Tellers science show, Career Day, Olympics, Family STEM night (competitive science projects), Obstacle Course, Pep Rally, movie and pizza. The Open House on Wednesday was a huge success bringing even more families in to experience and tour our Academy. Bringing faith, family and friends together, Catholic Schools Week is always a great way to celebrate our school!
We are hosting a “Shred for Education” fundraiser on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm in the parking lot. Bring documents and files you no longer need and have them safely and securely shredded on-site for a donation. Shredding services sponsored by Scan ANY Docs, LLC., and proceeds will go to the Academy & Preschool. For more information contact the school at 973-887-6990.
As part of our ongoing STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Mr. J. Adam Scribner, Science Professional Development Specialist from Stevens Institute of Technology, was on hand for another STEM project: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. Students in their mixed grade groups (6 - 8) were to design a device to remove a blood clot from an artery. Their supplies included a ping pong ball (the blood clot), a paper towel tube (the artery), craft sticks, straws, rubber bands, pipe cleaners, tape and string. A great afternoon of creative thinking! For more photos and other projects, click here.
The Fathers Club is hosting their fun and exciting Golf Outing on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Sky View Golf Club in Sparta. If you missed this last year, it's your chance to join the Dads (and some Moms!) and their friends for a great day of golf, food, dancing and prizes. For registration and information flyer click here.
The Fathers Club hosted their 2nd annual Breakfast with Santa at Applebees in East Hanover, Saturday morning, December 14. About 120 guests, comprised of our families and friends, enjoyed a hot, delicious breakfast, socializing with friends, and a complimentary photo with Santa. Thanks to all of our fathers who organized, greeted, served, and cleaned up, and their assistants (alumni helper elves), plus some thoughtful donations from a few of our fathers, our guests and dads had a very lovely time and took home a special memory. For more photos click here.
Our H.S.A. board is busy planning and orchestrating fundraisers and events for the 2013-2014 school year, and they need your help. Some of our key fundraisers or events need a chairperson. Visit our Home & School page on this site for more information. You can sign up for as many events as you like and you can even email your choices in to our coordinator!
Looking for a fun and interactive program for your little one? Two exciting classes for tots are available right now for young children and their caregivers. "Moms & Tots Music Group" is a fun, forty-five minute class which incorporates music, movement and a story. "Busy Hands" is a forty-five minute preschool style class for tots up-to-school-age which meets once a week.
Our Athletic department is now offering Cross Country and Volleyball programs for fourth through eighth graders in addition to our outstanding Basketball and Cheering programs. Join the fun or come cheer for our players! For more information, please see our Athletics page, or contact the school office.