Award Year: 2018

Saint Jerome Elementary School

250 Wall Street
West Long Branch, NJ, 07764-1123

(732) 222-8686

Sr. Angelina Pelliccia, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Trenton

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Saint Jerome School strives to guide and motivate all students to achieve success in intellectual and spiritual development by providing an academically excellent education rooted in Catholic values.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 72%
  • Hispanic: 18%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 4%
Believe! Endeavor! Achieve!

Believe! Endeavor! Achieve!

Highly respected for its rigorous academic standards, its student interaction, and its safe and nurturing environment, Saint Jerome School meets the specific academic needs of all students. Technology is embedded in all facets of learning. Students have access to laptops and iPads and use programs such as Google Classroom and other applications. Ongoing, experiential, and collaborative professional development keeps teachers up-to-date on emerging technological tools for the classroom and new curriculum resources. The faculty collects and utilizes student data, which drives instruction to improve student performance. Teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies to motivate and engage all learners emphasizing 21st-century skill development. The daily program of studies allows students to demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills needed to live as global citizens. The faculty ensures that all students are challenged and that their learning abilities are enhanced through differentiated instruction and other academic opportunities such as Accelerated Math, World Language, hands-on assemblies such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), guest speakers, essay contests, and academic awards and competitions.

Recognizing the need for social, emotional, and physical well-being, Saint Jerome School offers all students a wide variety of extra-curricular activities such as bell choir, cross-country, basketball, cheerleading, softball, art club, and a theater program. These activities help students develop and acquire an understanding of rules, teamwork, camaraderie, personal confidence, pride, and Catholic values. Students are well equipped with the information and skills they will need to make good decisions and become responsible, active, and productive citizens.