Education, Schools, Colleges

Education and Schools in The Heights section of Jersey City

Jersey City offers a diverse array of child care, preschools, public, private, and charter schools. Citywide, there are approximately 39 public schools, 10 charter schools, 36 private schools, and too many preschool and child care faculties to count. The Heights section of Jersey City is home to some good schools and it is an attractive choice for young families who prefer urban living. Given its convenient mass transit options, the Heights neighborhood continues to also attract a good amount of students who are enrolled in nearby colleges and universities.

A list of all known schools in the Heights has been compiled for your reference and convenience. If a school’s listing needs to be updated or you want to add a listing, please send an email.

You must see our Project Reservoir. Based in the Jersey City Heights, this award winning education program is made possible through inspirational teachers and bright students. It is a multi-year, multi-disciplinary project designed, implemented, and maintained by the students of the Christa McAuliffe School, PS #28 in Jersey City, NJ. The project is focused on the students’ efforts to help revitalize and transform an abandoned local reservoir into a first class, state recognized recreation and education center. 

Helpful Education Resources

Preschool/ Child Care in the Heights Section of Jersey City

School NameAddressPhone Number
Cari’s Little Friends51 Sherman Place(201) 656-4300
Busy Place Early Learning Center444 Central Ave(201) 217-1441
Garden of Mustard Seeds Learning Center368 Palisade Ave(201) 222-0005
Grow Learn & Play Day Care423 Palisade Ave(201) 418-8428
Happy Face Daycare379 Palisade Ave(201) 963-5202
Heavenly Garden Daycare165 Hutton Street(201) 656-8066
Jersey City Child Development Center155 North Street(201) 659-7852
Kid’s Golden Age Learning Center496 Central Ave(201) 659-1133
Lc Learning Ctr Pre School168 New York Ave(201) 222-2945
Little Smiles Pre School44 Congress Street(201) 792-7774
Oasis Child Care Inc260 Hutton Street(201) 217-6630
Park Prep Academy519 Central Ave(201) 217-0202
Parkside Preschool202 Central Ave(201) 533-0570
Smart Start Academy462 Central Ave(201) 461-6161
St. Nicholas School118 Ferry St.(201) 659-5948
The Wonder Years Learning Center255 Central Avenue(201) 360-2027
Waddlers and Toddlers Learning Center59 Webster Ave Ste A(201) 706-2622

Public Schools in the Heights Section of Jersey City

School NameAddressGradePhone Number
Alfred E. Zampella School (PS# 27)201 North StreetK-8(201) 915-6485
Anthony J. Infante School (PS# 31)3055 Kennedy Blvd.K-3(201) 915-6489
Charles E. Trefurt (PS# 8)96 Franklin StreetPreK-8(201) 714 4320
Christa McAuliffe (PS# 28)167 Hancock Ave.K-8(201) 915-6486
Franklin L. Williams School (MS# 7)222 Laidlaw Avenue5-8(201) 714-8340
Jotham W. Wakeman School (PS# 6)100 St. Pauls AvePreK-4(201) 714-4310
Nicholas Copernicus School (PS#25)3385 Kennedy Blvd.K-4(201) 915-6484
William L. Dickinson High School2 Palisades Ave.9-12(201) 714-4400

Charter Schools in the Heights Section of Jersey City

School NameAddressGradePhone Number
Hoboken Charter School255 Congress St.K-12(201) 963-0222
Jersey City Global Charter School22 Nelson AvenueK-8(201) 636-8530
M.E.T.S. Charter High School211 Sherman Ave.6-12(201) 526-8500

Private Schools in the Heights Section of Jersey City

School NameAddressGradePhone Number
St. Nicholas School118 Ferry St.PreK-8(201) 659-5948
St. Joseph’s School for the Blind761 Summit Ave.PreK-12(201) 876-5432

Notable Jersey City High Schools

School NameAddressGradePhone Number
Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School123 Coles St.9-12(201) 418-7618
Hudson Catholic Regional High School790 Bergen Ave.9-12(201) 335-3429
Saint Anthony High School175 8th St.9-12(201) 653-5143
Saint Dominic Academy2572 Kennedy Blvd.9-12(201) 434-5938
St. Peter’s Prep High School144 Grand St.9-12(201) 547-6400

Local Colleges & Universities

Name of CollegeAddressPhone Number
The Anthem Institute40 Journal Square #1(201) 876-3800
Eastern International College684 Newark Avenue(888) 363-6002
Hudson County Community College25 Journal Square(201) 610-1409
New Jersey City University2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd.(201) 200-2000
St. Peter’s University2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd.(201) 761-6000
Stevens Institute of TechnologyHoboken, NJ(201) 610-1411
University of Phoenix-Jersey City Campus100 Town Square Place(201) 610-1408