Award Year: 2018

Saint Helena School

930 Grove Avenue
Edison, NJ, 08820-1521

(732) 549-6234

Sr. Mary Charles Wienckoski, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Metuchen

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Saint Helena School is dedicated to providing a well-rounded education for students. Gospel values are instilled by creating an environment of stewardship and by encouraging respect and tolerance. Strong academic skills are achieved through a challenging curriculum enriched by the study of fine arts, technology, and physical education. Challenge for Self, Charity for Others.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 25%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 54%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • ELL: 1%
(Eighth grade students collaborating to solve a challenging math problem.

(Eighth grade students collaborating to solve a challenging math problem.

Saint Helena's is a Roman Catholic School opened by the Felician Sisters in 1968. Celebrating our 50th anniversary, we continue to grow and thrive.

Our mission statement is our guiding force:

WELL ROUNDED EDUCATION - In addition to strong academics, the curriculum is enriched with fine arts, world languages, technology, physical education, research and library skills as well as academic and social awareness clubs.

GOSPEL VALUES - These are instilled through the many services and activities our students provide for the local and global community. Food, clothing, and many other supplies collected help to support local shelters and food pantries. Students entertain the residents at veteran's homes, nursing homes, and senior citizen complex in our community. Each year we support Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, Mission Children's Association, and a child's education in Africa.

RESPECT AND TOLERANCE - Faculty, staff, and students enjoy a diverse exposure by incorporating students' multicultural experiences into daily school life. Assemblies showcasing anti-bullying themes are presented to faculty, staff, students, and parents which are reinforced in the school community. The Edison Police program "keepin it REAL" contributes to a positive relationship between students and law enforcement. Veterans are thanked for their service at an assembly and we proudly display their pictures on our "Wall of Honor."

Saint Helena takes great pride in the fact that it lives by its motto "Challenge for Self, Charity for Others." This simple statement is the driving force behind all we do. Our success stems from the fact that we unite as a community in prayer and then back up our prayers with action.