Award Year: 2017

All Saints Catholic Academy

19 West 13th Street
Bayonne, NJ, 07002-1437

(201) 443-8384

Sister Rita Marie Fritzen OSF, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Newark

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ASCA in the Catholic tradition imparts faith and ethics as well as prepares students to be active participants and problem solvers in a global economy.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 77%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 0%
ASCA's first STEM Challenge-encouraging creativity and possibilities

ASCA's first STEM Challenge-encouraging creativity and possibilities

Located minutes outside Manhattan in Bayonne, New Jersey, a culturally diverse community with solid middle-class values, parents view All Saints Catholic Academy as a home where a faith-based education (Pre K 3 through Grade 8) is as important as outstanding academic success. Students are nurtured spiritually, socially, and emotionally.

Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, state-certified teachers use project and tiered-based learning, differentiated instruction, and cross-curriculum projects to create a challenging learning atmosphere. In addition to a state-of-the-art technology lab, SMART technology and tablets have been incorporated into all classrooms.

Likewise, STEM is integrated within every discipline allowing young minds to identify problems, evaluate situations, solve challenges, and internalize and own learning experiences. Similarly, opportunities for high achieving students - including advanced research classes, tours of Spanish-speaking countries, a fine and preforming arts program and hands-on lessons in medicine and engineering - are available.

Known for its service and charitable contributions in partnership with the ASCA Home School Association, ASCA has collected over 800 bags of food for local food pantries and raised over $45,000 for local and national charities. Coat drives for the needy and Teddy Bear drives for hospitalized children occur annually.

ASCA welcomes all opportunities to strengthen relationships with parents and community members to enrich curriculum and link real-world experiences to the classroom.