SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Academy (2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains) will host an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. and Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Both dates are a great opportunity for prospective parents to tour the school, meet and visit with faculty and parents and learn more about the curriculum standards and mission of the Academy. The Open Houses will begin in the cafeteria, with current parents and students leading the tours.

The year 2020 marks St. Bartholomew Academy’s 70th anniversary of educating children. It offers a challenging curriculum balancing technology with traditional learning, small class sizes, before and aftercare, full-day PreK-3 and PreK-4 classes, ten athletic teams, award-winning forensics, and various other extra-curricular activities, including drama club.

The Academy has also created an interdisciplinary approach in addressing bullying and other disruptive behaviors using restorative practices, responsive classroom community meetings, and the Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Program. These practices combined with its religion program are a spiritual approach to disciplining that cultivates virtue and provides a rich foundation for fostering faith both at home and at school.

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“We are truly blessed and recognize our fortune to be nestled in this community with parishioners who are committed to Catholic education," Principal Sister Elizabeth Calello said. "We are committed to providing a future-ready education to our children, grounded in our Christian beliefs, and we look forward to celebrating many more years as a vibrant, relevant, academic, and family-like community."

St. Bartholomew Academy is located at 2032 Westfield Road, Scotch Plains. For additional information on enrolling or the upcoming open house, email admissions@stbacademy.org. To learn more about the Academy, visit www.stbacademy.org or follow St. Bartholomew Academy on Facebook.

St. Bartholomew Academy (SBA) is a Catholic elementary school with grades pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. The school was founded in 1950. In 2000, SBA was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools and is listed in their Directory of Accredited Schools (DOAS).

In 2010 and 2017, the Academy earned re-accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools. Today the school has approximately 220 students and is a thriving educational institution dedicated to academic excellence in a value-forming environment. The school is under the direction of the Religious Teachers Filippini based in Morristown, NJ. The Filippini order is dedicated to the ministry of education of youth and developing our children to become the leaders of tomorrow.