The elementary school years are some of the most formative and influential in our children’s lives. Deciding the best route for your children can require a lot of time and research. Hoboken Families strives to make your life easier by doing some of the work for you! Below you will find a list of the best private, public/charter elementary schools in Hoboken as well as a brief description and contact information for each.
All Saints Episcopal Day School is a private, interdenominational school for students from nursery school through 8th grade. All Saints Eipiscopal Day School is also a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. The school is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent schools. The school also offers before and after school care as well as holiday and school break camps throughout the year. The average class size is 15 students with an average student to teacher ratio of 9:1. In addition to academics, the school also offers academic and enrichment programs for students. Application information can be found here.
Apple Montessori School ( 2 locations)
Apple Montessori Schools have two locations in Hoboken and offer programs through 6th grade. According to their website, they believe in “Nurturing the whole child is the core of all we do. Our mission is to educate, enrich and inspire children to reach their fullest potential as kind, independent, curious and happy individuals.” The schools also
Hoboken Catholic Academy is a private Catholic elementary school in Hoboken serving students in grades PK-8. In 2017 the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The school is also accredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools. Students can experience many enrichment opportunities through STEAM curriculum, after school activities, athletics, performing arts, student council, National Junior Honor Society, etc. The school curriculum follows the guidelines set forth by the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark and the State of New Jersey. For more information on the admissions process click here.
Hoboken Montessori School is a private, non-sectarian school for students up to Kindergarten. The school aims to nurture and grow the love and learning of each child through the Montessori Method. Hoboken Montessori School is a member of the American Montessori Society, a New Jersey Montessori Association Corporation Member, and is licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families. The school provides meals and transportation if necessary. More information about admissions can be found here.
Mustard Seed School is a private Christian school for students in grades PK-8th. The school’s curriculum is a progressive curriculum focusing on arts, faith, service and whole-child education. According to the school’s website:
“Mustard Seed School is unlike any other. Through our community-focused culture and whole child approach, we celebrate your child’s unique gifts. Ensure their success in high school, college, and more importantly, life. They’ll become a change maker who knows their purpose. Lives to serve their neighbors. And makes the world a better place.”
Stevens Cooperative School is a co-educational independent day school for 2-year-olds through 8th grade, with campuses located in Hoboken and Jersey City. SCS is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. There are approximately 437 students enrolled in the school and 40% of the students represent diverse backgrounds. The school also offers before and after school care, athletics and summer programs for students. More information on the admissions process can be found here.
123 Jefferson Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 427-1458
Hoboken Dual Language Charter School is a highly rated K-* public charter school in Hoboken. HoLa is ranked 2nd among Hudson County’s 81 charter and district elementary schools. The school offers a 90-10 immersion approach to provide a traditional core curriculum through instruction in both Spanish and English, with a range of opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning. The school also offers before and after care, athletics, and summer programs. To make an application to this school, use on the online form found here.
1460 Garden Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 876-0102
Elysian Charter School is a free public K-8 school located in Hoboken, NJ. According to their website, the Elysian Charter School approach to learning, teaching and community is based on many of the philosophies taught in the tradition of hands-on and cooperative learning. Our philosophy leads us to teach in a manner that is child-centered, holistic, progressive and academically rigorous. The school offers additional programs such as before/after school care, sports, and parental involvement opportunities. To apply for the lottery for Elysian Charter school, please submit your application here.
713 Washington St Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 963-0222
The Hoboken Charter school is a public K-12 “community of learners that seeks to develop the academic, artistic, personal and civic growth of all its members through its commitment to service learning and learner-centered education.” The Hoboken Charter school has received many awards in the past in New Jersey and the nation. The school prides itself on the “Four Cornerstones” of Academics, Arts, Personal Growth, and Civics. There are also opportunities for students to engage in service learning and social justice. Enrollment is held through a lottery each January. For more information on the application process, click here.
524 Park Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 356-3671
Salvatore R. Calabro Elementary School is well-rated, K-6 public school in Hoboken. The school has a 10:1 student ratio, which is a good ratio for public schools. The school also offers Gifted Programs for students.
1100 Willow Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 356-3651
Wallace Elementary school is a public elementary school in Hoboken. Students range from PK-6 with an average student to teacher ratio of 8:1.
201 Monroe Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 356-3681
Thomas G. Connors is a public elementary school serving students from PK-6. The school has 248 students with a student to teacher ratio of 9:1.
215 Ninth Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 356-3720
Joseph F. Brandt is a public primary school in Hoboken. The school serves PK and Kindergarten students. There are approximately 115 students with a student to teacher ratio of 7:1.
Choosing the perfect school for your child can be a highly involved process. We hope this guide can serve as a jumping off point for your research into the best fit for your family. We also recommend taking tours of schools, meeting with administrations, and talking to other parents in the community to help with this decision process.