About Our Schools

Bishop James F. Checchio poses with second-grade students and their teacher, Christian Charity Sister Regina Bathalon (left), and Christian Charity Sister Mary Elizabeth Robbins, Latin teacher, at the School of St. Elizabeth, Bernardsville, on November 23, 2016. (Jean Jackson, photo)

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Metuchen reflect the hallmarks of Catholic education - academic excellence rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Catholic Identity
Catholic Schools are a vital part of the teaching mission of the Church. It is through our Catholic Schools that the faith is fostered and transmitted to new generations. Because Catholic Schools promote the importance of integrating the Catholic faith with the educational process, the Church considers schools the primary vehicle for promoting its teaching ministry. Our mission is to provide opportunities for the people of God to be formed, informed and transformed into Disciples of Christ through the ministry of our Catholic Schools. 

Standards
The Diocese of Metuchen has aligned our Catholic Schools with the defining characteristics of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. By these standards, our students are prepared to live faith-filled lives that reflect a Catholic world view.

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Metuchen must be:

  • Centered in the Person of Jesus Christ
  • Contribute to the Evangelizing Mission of the Church
  • Distinguished by Excellence
  • Committed to Educating the Whole Child
  • Steeped in a Catholic Worldview
  • Sustained by Gospel Witness
  • Shaped by Communion and Community
  • Accessible to All Students
  • Established by the Expressed Authority of the Bishop

Admission
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Metuchen admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, ethnic origin, or the sexual orientation of a student's parents/guardians in administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Registration and tuition differ for each school. In order to enroll your child in one of our Catholic Schools, please contact the school directly. Find a Catholic School in our diocese.

Curriculum
Our Catholic Schools do not adopt, but rather adapt, the various subject areas from the State of New Jersey Curriculum Content Standards. We infuse the curriculum with our Catholic virtues and adapt the curriculum with content and strategy to assist each child in reaching his or her greatest potential. Learn more about our curriculum.

Accreditation
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Metuchen are accredited by the nationally-recognized AdvancED School System Accreditation. AdvancED is a school accrediting agency that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure academic growth. The agency has a long history of accreditation expertise with over 100 years of knowledge and experience regarding school improvement. In October 2014, all schools underwent the rigorous review process by AdvancED and accreditation was granted on January 22, 2015. Learn more about our AdvancED Accreditation.

Affordability
We strive to keep education affordable and accessible for all families who want their children to have the advantage of a Catholic School education. For families unable to afford the entire cost of a Catholic school education, help is available through the Foundation for Catholic Education Scholarship Program, which was established to provide financial support to aid low- and moderate-income families. Learn more about our Tuition Assistance program.