St. Joseph of Palisades Elementary School

Port Imperial is a wonderful place to raise a family because of the many outdoor activities available to residents here, such as the Days Point playground, local dog parks, and waterfront walkway for family strolls. We are also fortunate to have some of the very best early childhood programs and educational facilities in the region here to teach young Port Imperial residents everything they need to know to be successful and happy in life.

St. Joseph of the Palisades is a local elementary school here that offers preschool through eighth grade education and many ways for students and parents to get involved in the community. Here are some details about this West New York school for Port Imperial parents.

Location of St. Joseph of Palisades Elementary School

The St. Joseph of the Palisades Elementary School is located at 6408 Palisade Avenue in West New York, New Jersey. This school is close to our Port Imperial residences, making it easy for children to travel quickly and safely to and from their classes.

For example, our Nine on the Hudson property that offers one, two, and three-bedroom condo residences, is just 1.7 miles from the school, which is about eight minutes away by car in typical traffic. The school can be accessed from here by walking and by taking the 84/89 bus, both of which take just about 20 minutes.

This West New York elementary school is near Washington Park, which offers beautiful scenery and a fun place to play soccer and basketball. It’s also near the Church St. Joseph of the Palisades, the local post office, Latinos Supermarket and numerous restaurants that include the Pio Pio Café & Restaurant, El Foneca, and Dulce De Leche Bakery.

About This West New York School

This West New York school has been offering comprehensive Catholic education since 1873, making it one of the oldest private schools in the region and one of the most diverse. The St. Joseph of Palisades Elementary School offers education for pre-kindergarten through grade eight, and the goal of the educators here is to “incorporate an active faith and solid morals within a strong community that is diverse and accepting.”

St. Joseph’s maintains high curriculum standards along with extra-curricular programs to help students develop their interests and abilities. It also offers students lessons in spirituality, activities for family and community involvement, and many opportunities for the future.

The school day here runs from 8am to 3pm, and there is a separate after-care program available from 3pm to 6pm. Kindergarten through eighth grade students must wear uniforms to school, while pre-kindergarten students may wear either play uniforms or dress uniforms.

Admissions for this West New York Elementary School

Port Imperial parents interested in this school should contact the school directly to arrange a visit. Parents must bring the child’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate, transfer card from a previous school if applicable, health/immunization record, and registration fees at the time of school registration.

For grades K-8, the tuition cost is $5,150 per student, with discounts available for enrolling two or three students and for paying tuition early. For pre-kindergarten students, the full-day tuition is $5,450, and the half-day tuition is $3,450. See the school’s website for the most up-to-date information on tuition costs and other fees.

Getting Involved with St. Joseph of Palisades Elementary School

This West New York school believes that education is a joint venture and appreciates the support that parents and guardians provide at home to supplement students’ lessons during the school day. Led by Principal Mrs. Lauren Lytle and the St. Joseph staff, there are many ways for students, parents, and families to get involved while children study at St. Joseph of Palisades Elementary School. Past student events have included a breakfast with Santa, Thanksgiving luncheon, Halloween celebration, and ‘80s dance party. Students here also enjoy the autumn festival, visits from the cardinal, and the May crowning event.

Parents can view the school year calendar on St. Joseph’s website to stay informed about upcoming events, as well as the current month’s lunch menu. The school’s website also shares the supply and reading lists for each grade and allows parents to sign up for Honeywell instant alerts to be informed about important school news.