Every Moment Counts

A Stevens education encourages inquiry, critical thinking and collaborative problem solving.

Purposeful learning, every moment of every day, is why Stevens graduates are More Than Ready for success in high school and beyond.

School History

In 1949, professors at Stevens Institute of Technology began a playgroup for their own young children, forming Stevens Cooperative School with just a few students. Today, and many generations later, Stevens has grown to more than 430 students, ages 3 through 14, and expanded its reach to campuses located in Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey.


Stevens Cooperative School is incorporated as a school for three- and four-year-olds. After a number of years, the School moved to Lott House, at 8th Street and Castle Point Terrace in Hoboken, where the nursery school remained until 2007.

Stevens starts its first Kindergarten program at St. Matthews Presbyterian Church at 9th Street and Hudson Street.

The School moves to St. John’s Lutheran Church at 3rd and Bloomfield Streets and adds a 1st grade and 2nd grade.

Stevens adds a 3rd and 4th grade and moves St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 820 Hudson Street. Families from all over Hudson County join the School’s growing population.

Stevens buys a building at 220 Willow Street to house its Kindergarten-4th grade students.

The School hires its first full-time Educational Director.

The School moves into the Rue Building at 3rd Street and Garden Street, where our Hoboken Campus 1st-8th grades remain today.

Late 1990s
Stevens expands to Middle School, adding a 5th grade in 1997 and a 6th grade in 1998.

The School graduates its first 8th grade class.

Stevens moves its PreK and Kindergarten classes to 301 Bloomfield Street, purchasing the building with funds from its first Capital Campaign.

Stevens opens a second campus at Newport in Jersey City with Kindergarten-2nd grade, and the commitment to add one grade per year at the new location.

A morning and afternoon program is launched for two- and three-year-olds at the 301 Bloomfield Street facility.

Stevens moves its three-year-olds, four-year-olds and PreK/K students in Hoboken into a new facility at 339 River Street.

The Harrell Room, a science and media center, is installed on the second floor of 301 Bloomfield Street.

The School expands its Newport Campus and moves to a larger space at 100 River Drive South.

Stevens graduates its first 8th grade class from the Newport Campus along with the Hoboken 8th graders.

301 Garden Street facilities undergo a renovation, updating all of the Stevens classrooms.

Lott House at 8th Street and Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken, NJ

St. Matthews Presbyterian Church at 9th Street and Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ

1979 Field Trip

1990s Nursery

1998 Assembly