Award Year: 2014

Assumption School

63 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ, 07960-5321

(973) 538-0590

Sister Merris Larkin, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Paterson

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To provide our students with both the educational tools and spiritual values they will need to become productive, morally mature members of society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Assumption students providing meals to the homeless

Assumption students providing meals to the homeless

Founded in 1850, Assumption School is the second oldest Catholic school in the Diocese of Paterson, NJ. The school proudly celebrates one-hundred and sixty-three years of continuous education to the community and surrounding areas. Faith formation, academic excellence, and continuous improvement are the foundations of an Assumption School education. The school has a rich tradition and strong reputation for developing excellent students who are well-rounded, confident and grounded in faith. Generations of families have been enriched by an Assumption School education.

Academic excellence is achieved through a comprehensive curriculum based on Paterson Diocesan Standards and Common Core State Standards. The faculty is dedicated to educating the whole child, ever aware of their individual needs and learning styles. Students are challenged and always encouraged to be the best they can be. SMART technology is used to enrich and enhance the curriculum as well as remediate when necessary.

Parents are an integral part of the education and spirit of Assumption School. The administration and faculty recognize the educational partnership and bond between family and school in fostering the students’ success academically, spiritually, and morally.

Assumption School provides a quality education, founded in faith, where children can learn and believe in themselves and say with confidence, "I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness". (Walt Whitman)