Relocating to Hoboken and Jersey City
Welcome to Hudson County! Located in the heart of Hoboken and Jersey City, Stevens gives new generations of PreK 3 - 8th grade students the foundation they need to be ethical, articulate, broad-minded citizens. And we cultivate a love of the lifelong adventure of learning.
At Stevens, we learn about where we live by engaging with the world around us. In our 1st grade Transportation Studies unit, students visit local transportation systems, talk to riders and conductors and use blocks and other classroom materials to reconstruct the systems they observe. 2nd graders undertake Permanent City, a major project where each student builds a structure — a bank, a homeless shelter, a supermarket — that plays a crucial role in a community. Students then collaborate on green spaces, public transit systems and accessibility features. In 3rd grade, students learn about the Lenape, the indigenous inhabitants of Hoboken and Jersey City who were displaced from their lands during the late 1800s. Students share their learning about their daily lives and cultural traditions in an event we call the Lenape Museum. The project honors those who once called this place home and widens students’ perspectives on the history of their own communities.
Our local community and proximity to New York enhance our student learning and opportunities for trips. From neighborhood walks and a visit to the Brooklyn Bridge to tours of historic sites like Ellis Island and the Apollo Theater, trips become increasingly tied to the historic periods our students encounter in Social Studies. At every stage, we encourage our students to join the shared project of uplifting their classrooms, their school and their neighborhood. We explore and celebrate the diversity within our communities, participate in regular service projects and support students as they advocate for themselves and others.
- There are 35 parks citywide and every resident lives within a 5-minute walk of a park
- The city hosts numerous annual events, from the annual Spaghetti Block Party Dinner and summer Movies Under the Stars to its seasonal Arts and Music Festivals
- Hoboken hosts two farmers markets that bring local produce and goods to its residents
- Washington Street, the city's main thoroughfare, is home to historic storefronts, restaurants and more
- Hoboken is home to many firsts, including the first steam-powered ferry boat, waffle cone and game of baseball
- Jersey City is the 2nd most diverse city in the United States
- There are over 60 parks citywide
- The city is home to the first medical center in New Jersey, the largest planetarium in the Western hemisphere and numerous festivals and fairs
- The Historic Downtown Farmers Market is open year-round, offering produce, flowers, sweet treats and more
- Jersey City's Mural Arts Program features over 200 murals throughout the city painted by emerging local, national and international artists
We serve more than 430 students across two campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City. Students travel from Bayonne, Edgewater, Palisades Park, Newark, North Bergen, Palisades Park, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken and West New York to attend Stevens. Within Jersey City, families come from Bergen-Lafayette, Greenville, Hamilton Park, Harsimus Cove, Journal Square, The Heights, Paulus Hook, Port Liberte and Van Vorst Park to be part of our community.
Both campuses are accessible via numerous forms of public transit, including PATH, NJ Transit, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and various bus and ferry lines. The waterfront walkway between Hoboken and the Newport neighborhood of Jersey City provides easy access to both locations.
Most independent schools in the New York City Metropolitan area adhere to an admissions season, but we understand life doesn’t always play out on a set schedule when families are relocating and are always happy to work with families.