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Open House at Holy Savior Academy May 17 and May 20

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy, a Middlebrook Deanery Catholic School serving students in pre-K 3 through 8th grade, will hold an open house for prospective students and their families on May 17 and May 20.

Located in South Plainfield, Holy Savior is an AdvanceED accredited school providing curriculum approved by both the State of New Jersey and the Diocese of Metuchen. The school offers small class sizes, free early care, extended after care, and various extracurricular activities and athletics.

“We have a very diverse population, small classes, great parent involvement, and a close-knit environment,” said Carol Woodburn, principal of Holy Savior Academy. “Students strive to do their very best with the goal of achieving Principal’s Award, Honor Roll, and ultimately National Junior Honor Society.”

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Holy Savior Academy opened its doors in September 2011 and is currently the newest Catholic school in the Diocese of Metuchen with students stemming from Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties. A regional school founded by the pastors of the Middlebrook deanery, Holy Savior is governed by a Board of Limited Jurisdiction comprised of individuals from parishes within in the communities of Bound Brook, Dunellen, Edison, Middlesex, North Plainfield, Piscataway, South Bound Brook, and South Plainfield.

Holy Savior’s curriculum includes standard classes such as English Language Arts, math, social studies, and science, as well as Religion, which are all taught by certified teachers with many years of experience. Physical education, music (vocal and choir), art, Spanish  are also offered. Additionally, Holy Savior offers a 1:1 student-Chromebook ratio with students in 4th through 8th grade utilizing the technology in all academic classes.

“We offer an academically challenging program and work to meet the needs of all our students,” said Woodburn, adding, “A majority of our students go on to pass the entrance exams and attend Catholic high schools while others have been accepted into the engineering high schools that provide challenging programs as well as the opportunity to earn college credits.”

Holy Savior also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including but not limited to drama club, chess club, choir, chimes, yearbook and pop culture,   and plans are underway to start an after-school robotics club focused on STEM/STEAM/STREAM for students in Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8.

For those interested in sports, Holy Savior offers spring track, basketball and cheerleading. Most recently, the 5th and 6th grade Holy Savior Academy Storm basketball team captured the Metuchen Diocese Parish League Green Division championship while the seventh and eighth graders, who were undefeated in the playoffs and ended their season 12-0, were named the Diocese of Metuchen CYM League champions for the 6th consecutive year.

Each spring, students in grades pre-K through eighth grade showcase their research in a school-wide Science Fair and the artistic talents of all students are displayed at an Art Show. During Lent, the eighth grade class performs the Living Stations of the Cross and each May the drama club puts on a musical; this year, the school will present Annie, Jr. on May 4 and May 5.

Throughout the year, there are also various fundraisers, including the Spring Splendor Tricky Tray, Gertrude Hawks candy sale, and a plant sale as well as special events such as a Halloween dance, Princess dance, Christmas pageant,

The school also hosts an annual 5K Run/1 Mile Family Walk. This year’s event is set to take place on June 3 and will benefit both the school and the South Plainfield-based Pinks SOCS Foundation. Additionally, Holy Savior participates in the Borough of South Plainfield’s annual Christmas in July event and Labor Day Parade and the school serves as the host site for various community-wide Girl Scout service projects and for the Church of the Sacred Heart’s summer religious education program.

At Holy Savior, the pre-K through eighth grade school day runs from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; pre-K 3 and 4 is offered five days per week. Free, supervised early care is available beginning at 7:10 a.m. and the school also offers a tuition-based after care program for pre-K through eighth grade that runs until 6 p.m. as well.

Holy Savior Academy’s Open House on Wednesday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., will provide prospective families the opportunity to tour the school, meet teachers and register.

“We are all looking forward to our upcoming open houses,” said Wooburn. “We hope to meet families interested in a quality, well-rounded education offered in a caring environment!”

Holy Savior Academy is located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield. For additional information on registration or the upcoming open house dates, email info@HolySaviorAcademy.com. To learn more about the school, visit www.HolySaviorAcademy.com or follow ‘Holy Savior Academy’ on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/holysavioracademy/). 

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