SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy, an AdvancedED accredited Middlebrook Deanery Catholic School located in South Plainfield, will hold an open house the evening of Tuesday, April 24.At this time, prospective students and their families in pre-K3 through 8th grade will have the opportunity to tour the school, meet teachers and register.
“Holy Savior Academy’s mission is a commitment to academic excellence, as well as spiritual, social and emotional formation, said Principal Carol Woodburn. “These facets work together to ensure that each and every child is prepared to succeed in today’s world and is able to successfully achieve his or her goals.”
The school, through support from the Diocese of Metuchen, also recently launched an online campaign. Prospective parents looking to learn more about the school who schedule a tour at https://metuchencatholicschools.org/schools/holy-savior-academy/will receive a free copy of the book Dear Pope Francis, a collection of questions from children around the world, and the pope’s poignant and personal responses for all of us.
Holy Savior Academy provides curriculum approved by both the State of New Jersey and the Diocese of Metuchen as well as small class sizes, free early care, extended after care, and a variety of extracurricular activities and athletics. English Language Arts, math, social studies, and science, as well as religion, physical education, music (vocal and choir), art, and Spanish are taught by certified teachers. Additionally, Holy Savior offers a 1:1 student-Chromebook ratio with students in 4th through 8th grade utilizing the technology in all academic classes.
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 a tuition-based after care program for pre-K through eighth grade runs until 6 p.m. as well. Additionally, according to Woodburn, the school’s full-day pre-K program is the least expensive of comparable programs offered in South Plainfield and the surrounding communities.
Holy Savior also offers such extracurricular activities as drama club, chess club, choir, chimes, yearbook, arts & crafts, and pop culture, and more. There are also plans underway to start an after-school robotics club focused on STEM/STEAM/STREAM for students in Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. Additionally, for those interested in sports, Holy Savior offers spring track, basketball and cheerleading.
Each fall, 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 each spring in an art show (May 17-18). Also, 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 ‘The Sound of Music’ on May 3 and May 4.
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, Valentine’s dance, and a Christmas pageant featuring students in all grades. The school also hosts an annual5K Run/1 Mile Family Walk. This year’s event is set to take place on June 2 with proceeds benefiting the school’s academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs.
Additionally, plans are under way to host a community-wide ‘welcome back’ picnic featuring music, food trucks, games, crafts, bounce houses, and alumni basketball game on Saturday, Sept. 22.
An active member of the community, Holy Savior participates in the Borough of South Plainfield’s annual Labor Day Parade and the school serves as the host site for various community-wide Girl Scout service projects and the Church of the Sacred Heart religious education program.
Holy Savior Academy’s Open House will take place Tuesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Prospective students in preK-3 through 8th grade and their families are invited to attend.
“We are all looking forward to our upcoming open houses and hope to meet families interested in a quality, well-rounded education offered in a caring and faith-based environment,” said Woodburn.
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.comor follow ‘Holy Savior Academy’ on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/holysavioracademy/).
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