|About||JCBOE, Jersey City Board of Education,JCPS,Jersey City Public Schools|
Christa McAuliffe School is an excellent elementary school servicing Pre-K through Grade 8 students. The school offers a challenging standards-based academic curriculum with the following specialized programs: H.O.P.E. (Honors, Opportunity, Potential, Enrichment) classes, English as Second Language classes, Reading Recovery instruction, Project Raise services, Inclusion and transitional Special Education classes, Bilingual Education, Response to Intervention Program (RTI), 8th grade Algebra, 9th grade Physics, and a Fine and Performing Arts program that includes a Visual and Performing Arts Preparatory. Our Early Childhood classes provide learning environments that celebrate the unique gifts and talents of each child. Our classes foster curiosity, inquiry and discovery in curriculum foundations. Ongoing curriculum and professional development has resulted in a vigorous and rich integrated curriculum for all students in which learning extends beyond the classroom walls by bringing in professionals who have experiences and knowledge that will broaden student learning.
Extracurricular activities are available for students as well as an extended day tutorial program. Participation is encouraged, and a substantial number of students regularly take part in the following after-school programs: NJASK preparation, tutorial programs, yearbook, Community League, Scholastic Bowl, Science/Technology classes, Choir, Band, Show Choir, seasonal sports teams, and Robotics. School programs are designed to develop sound character, creativity, ethical judgment, concerned attitudes and the ability to live productively and harmoniously in a global workforce.
Parents are encouraged to be involved in our school as resources, advocates, and supporters. Student progress and overall school performance is communicated through report cards, progress reports, newsletters, website, parent council monthly meetings, Open House (afternoon/ evening sessions) and through educational seminars encompa
State Winner for the Disney Planet Challenge
Recognized by the Broad Foundation and Rutgers University for closing the achievement gap
INTEL Schools of Distinction Finalist