EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Saint Francis Cathedral School – Metuchen, NJ

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Saint Francis Cathedral School

528 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ, 08840-1439

(732) 548-3107

Mrs. Barbara Stevens, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Metuchen

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 57%
  • Hispanic: 16%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 16%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 8%
  • ELL: 1%
 

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Fourth grade students investigating during STEM activities

Fourth grade students investigating during STEM activities

Summary

For nearly 90 years St. Francis Cathedral School, steeped in the tradition of service and peace, has offered a curriculum that promotes spiritual growth, academic excellence, and social responsibility.

A variety of academic strategies are employed to provide engaging educational opportunities through cooperative learning, hands-on presentations, and digital instruction and assessment. The faculty incorporates 21st century learning through Google's G Suite for Education and utilizes iPads, laptops, netbooks, and interactive white boards on a daily basis. STREAM activities integrated within the curriculum, as well as STEM Club projects, challenge students to think critically; Math and Science are intertwined with technology and students are exposed to engineering practices.

SFCS faculty plans strategically for the socio-emotional development of their students through a character development program entitled Character Counts and a Middle School Advisory Program. Both cultivate the values of respect, justice, and responsibility while encouraging students to develop qualities of leadership, teamwork, and character.

A strong Home and School Association (HSA) is an integral part of the school. Parent volunteers offer countless hours of their own time to assist with a variety of school activities. The entire school community is strongly supported by our Rector and parish family.

The SFCS community is committed to educational practices and to offering programs and resources that enable their students to achieve success here, at the high school level, and in the future as faithful leaders of the 21st century.