Award Year: 2018

Christ The Teacher School

359 Whiteman Street
Fort Lee, NJ, 07024-4626

(201) 944-0421

Mrs. Frances M. Lacinak M.ED., Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Cynthia Schirm, Current Principal

Archdiocese of Newark

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As the school name implies, Christ is our school model teacher. The mission is to develop students' spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical and social potential.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 19%
  • Hispanic: 20%
  • Asian: 47%
  • Two or more races: 10%
  • ELL: 9%
Releasing trout raised from our STREAM Trout in Classroom initiative.

Releasing trout raised from our STREAM Trout in Classroom initiative.

Christ the Teacher School is a Catholic School located in NJ, with close proximity to NYC, serving a diverse community. Christ the Teacher School serves students in grades PreK3 through 8th grade representing twenty-one countries and eighteen different languages, with various socio-economic backgrounds. Our school community embraces and celebrates our multiple cultures and rich heritages. We communicate traditional Christian values respecting each person as a unique individual. We develop this idea through Christ's teachings that "we are all God's children." The aim of Christ the Teacher School is to have our students experience a Christian education in order to prepare and develop their lives in the Roman Catholic tradition.

Our mission as educators is to provide a comprehensive academic curriculum and religious preparation, addressing the needs of all students, and providing the necessary support and guidance to achieve success. Student assessment is used as a diagnostic tool to adjust instructional goals accordingly to target specific needs.

Students participate in outreach initiatives to serve others. Assistance has been given to those in need including a school in Puerto Rico after hurricane damage, Veteran assistance, local food pantries, nursing home gifts, Scholastic pajama drive for local children, Lymphoma & Leukemia, and Operation Rice Bowl.

We are proud of our school family as we challenge students to demonstrate compassion and kindness as they develop character traits of courage, acceptance, respect, and leadership.