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.
Our eighth graders celebrated graduation on Friday, June 13, 2014, with a mass and ceremony in church, followed by a dinner party and dance for the graduates and their families, and the 6th and 7th graders, hosted by the Academy’s seventh grade families.
Father Owen Moran, Pastor, and Ms. Sheila Tomlinson, Principal, proudly announced the students’ academic achievements and the numerous awards for service and leadership (not all are listed here, For a complete list of awards, please click here.) Graduated with High Honors (93 and above in all subjects) are Matthew DiCaro, Christina Giambattista, Joseph Manno, Bernadette Pacelli, Anthony Paradiso, Michelle Prestigiacomo, Thomas Sarni, and Emily Schum. Each also received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence, as did Sarah Bregna. Graduated with Honors (89 and above in all subjects) are Alexa Dischler, Anthony Forgione, Claire McVicar, Matthew Michaels, and Danielle Saitta. Receiving the President’s Award for Educational Achievement is Alexa Dischler. The Mayor’s Award for Citizenship was presented to Danielle Saitta.
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.
Our 8th grade team is commended for placing second for their Kid-Friendly Prosthetic Hands in the STEM competition of the Paterson Diocese on May 14th at the St. John Paul II Center in Clifton. Five 8th graders represented the 12 groups of students in grades 5 through 8 who completed this project design and redesign over the last few months. The students researched, viewed videos, brainstormed, documented, designed and redesigned prosthetic hands for children between the ages of four and ten. Using only the materials supplied (cardboard, rubberbands, string, tape, wire, among others) their devices were able to lift, catch, grab, and hold, and were decorated to be kid-friendly. The students then presented their designs to the Academy, For photos click here. Learn more about STEM at St. Rose, on our STEM Highlights page.
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!
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.
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.
Thank you to all those who participated in the April 2014 Tricky Tray! Our guests, sponsors, families, event organizers, and volunteers. Thanks to you the event was a tremendous success as we had waves of fun "Down The Shore". As usual there was an assortment of bountiful gift baskets, amazing grand prizes, a huge 50/50 cash raffle and more.
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.
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.