Award Year: 2014

St. Gregory The Great Academy

4680 Nottingham Way
Hamilton Square, NJ, 08690-3820

(609) 587-1131

Dr. Jason C. Briggs, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Trenton

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Mission

We are committed to empowering students to become disciples of Christ and lifelong learners while pursuing academic excellence and moral formation in a Catholic environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
St. Gregory the Great Academy students perform Annie, Jr.

St. Gregory the Great Academy students perform Annie, Jr.

St. Gregory the Great Academy serves a student population of over 500 students in central New Jersey, and has done so since 1965. We exist as an Academy to transmit the treasure of our Catholic faith and to do so in a rigorous academic setting. We do this by supporting a strong sacramental life in school and by authentically teaching Catholic doctrine and morality. We consider our partnership with parents to be an integral part of living out our mission. Concurrently, we have worked tirelessly to integrate technology into the learning environment. Every student in Grades 4-8 has access to Google Apps via an Academy issued Google account. Students in Grades 7 and 8 are issued personal Chromebooks and carry their Chromebooks with them for use throughout the day to both create content and access online textbooks. Students in Preschool through Grade 3 utilize Apple iPads as part of classroom instruction virtually every day. Complementing the integration of technology into all grade levels has been a school-wide implementation of the Responsive Classroom Approach. Our teachers are continually engaging in training, which has assisted the teachers in weaving the Responsive Classroom Approach into their planning and instruction. Both the integration of technology and the implementation of the Responsive Classroom Approach are based in research. The result of these efforts at St. Gregory the Great Academy has been increased student-content competence, as measured by Webb's Depth of Knowledge, as well as an increase in student Terra Nova scores.