St Bartholomew School

470 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-254-7105 Fax: 732-254-6352

Meet & Greet with Mrs. Theresa Craig

Congratulations Class of 2022!

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St. Bartholomew School is accepting enrollments for students in Pre-K through Grade 8 for 2022-23 until classes are full. Please call 732-254-7105 to schedule a tour or take one of the virtual tours above today.

August & September 2022 at a Glance
August 10
  • Gently Used Uniform Sale
    Where: St. Bartholomew School Cafeteria
    When: 6:00-8:00pm

August 25
  • Meet & Greet with Mrs. Theresa Craig
    Where: St. Bartholomew Church Narthex
    When: 6:00-8:00pm
    RSVP: by August 11 by calling the school at 732-254-7105 or emailing Mrs. Ebert at

September 5
  • School Closed – Labor Day

September 6
  • First Day of School for Grades 1-8 - 11:30am Dismissal
  • Pre-K 3 Student Orientation - 9:30am to 11am (Parents/guardians will receive a letter from the teacher.)
  • Pre-K 4 Student Orientation for ½ of the class – 9am to 11am (Parents/guardians will receive a letter from the teacher.)
  • Kindergarten Student Orientation 9am to 11am for ½ of the class (Parents/guardians will receive a letter from the teachers.)
  • After School Care Starts for Grades 1- 8
  • Back to School Night for Parents/Guardians at 7pm for Pre-K ONLY.
    (Details to follow.)

September 7
  • 11:30am Dismissal - Faculty Meeting
  • Pre-K 3 Student Orientation - 9:30am to 11am (Parents/guardians will receive a letter from the teacher.)
  • Pre-K 4 Student Orientation for ½ of the class – 9am to 11aam (Parents/guardians will receive a letter from the teacher.)
  • Kindergarten Student Orientation 9am to 11am for ½ of the class (Parents/guardians will receive a letter from the teachers.)

September 8
  • First Day of School for Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten
  • After School Care for students in Pre-K – Grade 8
  • First Day of Specials Classes

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Thank you to all of our parents/guardians who are on the frontlines helping our community! God bless you!

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Summer Reading and Supplies Lists
Pre-K 3
Supplies List
Grade 4 
Reading & Supplies List
Pre-K 4
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Grade 5 
Summer Assignments & Supplies List
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Grade 6 
• Reading Assignment
• Math Packet
• Supplies List
Grade 1
• Reading & Supplies List
• Story Flag
Grade 7 
• Summer Assignments & Supplies List
• Math Packet
Grade 2
• Reading & Supplies List
Grade 8 
• Summer Assignments & Supplies List
• Reading Project
• Math Packet
Grade 3
• Reading & Supplies List
• Reading Log
Art & Spanish Supplies 
• Pre-K - Grade 8 Art
• Grades 5-8 Spanish

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Open House Video Call 732-254-7105 for a School Tour
Preschool at St. Bartholomew School, East Brunswick, offers the valuable foundation your child needs to succeed in life at a competitive price. Our Smarter Start includes:
  • Competitive, high-quality academic programs that prepare children with the cognitive and social-emotional skills needed to be successful in school.

  • Certified teachers — according to experts at the Pew Center, teachers with a bachelor’s degree and specialized training in early childhood education better support children’s development and school readiness.

  • Faith-based environment where children learn to care for one another and the world they will inherit.

  • Full-day programs, plus after care, at a competitive price.
  • St. Bartholomew School: At a Glance

    Grades: Pre-K3 through 8th grade; Before and Aftercare is available.

    Mission: The mission of Saint Bartholomew School is to love, educate, and inspire our children to live the teachings of Jesus Christ.

    Distinctions: Voted “Best Pre-Kindergarten in Middlesex County,” National Junior Honor Society, accredited by AdvancED, a non-profit organization of education professionals that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of educational institutions to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

    Facilities: Advanced Technology Resource Center, science lab, music room, art room, maker space, Spanish Instruction, library, cafeteria, gymnasium, laptops, iPads, and Pre-K and K-8 playgrounds.

    What parents say about St. Bartholomew School: “The St. Bartholomew School community is safe, nurturing, loving, and has become our second family. Every day, my child loves to go to school and comes home excited with stories of what he has learned, projects he has completed, and interactions with friends.”

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St. Bartholomew School National School Choice Week Dance 2018

From our Principal Principal's Page | Testimonials
For over fifty years, Saint Bartholomew School has prepared students to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives in a climate of caring, trust, and respect rooted in the Gospel spirit of love, service, and charity. The model of community we seek is one that embraces our core mission: to love, educate, and inspire our children to live the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is in this sacred landscape that we are authentically present in the classroom and deeply connected with our students, and these connections are held in our hearts, where intellect and spirit meet.

We guide our students to weave a world of learning through best practice in instruction and learning in an environment that is exciting, collaborative, and reflective. An overarching theme of academic optimism, equity, and excellence prevails. Our enrollment is strong and increasing as we continuously update our technology, curriculum, facilities, books, library, professional development, and safety procedures in order to maintain the framework of Best Practice structures and proven cutting-edge implementation strategies.

We partner with our parents/guardians, volunteers, Home School Association, and School Advisory Committee to offer an affordable and outstanding education. Student leaders are developed through our Mentoring and Buddy Programs. We seek to develop and make visible the creativity, productivity, richness, and fruitfulness present in each student through our highly qualified faculty. It is for these reasons that, as stated by parents of a recent graduate in a testimonial, “Saint Bartholomew School should be the standard for all Catholic Elementary Schools.”

Come and see what the Saint Bartholomew School family has to offer!

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Posted June 30, 2022
Flynn O'Hara Uniforms: Free Shipping Jule 4-6

Posted June 15, 2022
Volunteers Needed for the 2022 Basket Raffle 
The Basket Raffle is one of the most important fundraisers for St. Bart’s and since we’ve had a few years without one we’d like to get a head start with this year NOW!!

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Posted May 7, 2022
Ask the Legislature to Increase Funding for Nonpublic Schools

Governor Murphy announced his proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2023 on March 8, 2022. The Budget process is now in the hands of the Legislature. We are asking the Legislature for increases in nonpublic school transportation and compensatory education (remedial language arts and math). Specifically, we are asking for the nonpublic school transportation ceiling to be increased to AT LEAST $1,150.00 and for the per-service amount for nonpublic school compensatory education to be increased to $1,300.00.

For more information on the issues:
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Posted May 3, 2022
Flynn O'Hara Uniforms: Sign Up for Uniform Updates!
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Posted May 3, 2022
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Sacremental Calendars

Calendars for 2022-2023 will be posted shortly.

Posted October 25, 2021
Congratulations to Chloe W.!

One of our 5th grade students, Chloe W. won the Hope for Education Artwork Contest and her drawing will be featured on the organization’s Christmas card. Congratulations Chloe!

Updated October 15, 2021
Congratulations to Alani B., Kaitlynn W., and Chloe W.!

Missionary Childhood Association Annual Christmas Artwork Contest Winners, Alani B., Kaitlynn W., and Chloe W., are being recognized at the Diocesan celebration of World Mission Sunday, October 24, at St. Francis Cathedral in Metuchen. Congratulations!

Posted May 22, 2021
A thank you letter from Bishop Checchio

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Posted May 21, 2021
Reinstating the General Obligation to Attend Mass

At this time, due to the observance of public safety protocols and the increase in the availability of vaccines, we have begun a return to some sense of normalcy in various sectors of our society.

Therefore, we the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, are lifting the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation beginning on Saturday, June 5, 2021, and Sunday, June 6, 2021, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. We welcome the Christian faithful to return to the regular participation in the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith (cf. Code of Canon Law canon 1247 and Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2180).

This obligation does not apply to those who are ill; those who have reason to believe that they were recently exposed to the coronavirus or another serious or contagious illness; those who are confined to their home, a hospital, or nursing facility; or those with serious underlying health conditions. One should consult the local pastor if questions arise about the obligation to attend Mass (canon 87).

Finally, safety protocols (such as wearing masks, social distancing, etc.) and liturgical directives (communion in the hand, communion under one species, etc.) in each New Jersey Diocese remains in place until modified or revoked by the respective Diocesan Bishop.

Given on May 20, 2021, the memorial of St. Bernardine of Siena.

Read the full official statement from the Board of the Bishops

Posted May 2, 2021
Cognia Accreditation

Posted May 2, 2021
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Posted October 13, 2020
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Happy 25th Anniversary, Father Tom
St. Bartholomew School celebrated Father Tom's 25th Anniversary of Ordination into the Priesthood

From the Office of the Bishop St. Bartholomew School

Dear Parents,

What a wonderful morning I spent with your children at Saint Bartholomew School! I joined with the Board of Trustees from the Hope Through Education Foundation to spend time with your children, parish priests and the school staff. We had the opportunity see the students perform a play about Our Lady of Guadalupe and her appearance to Saint Juan Diego. The play was a beautiful depiction of the story and helped us all to learn about the supernatural intervention of Our Blessed Mother in the Americas. In addition to the play, a choir of students sang. The program ended with lively folk dancing. Read full letter

The Catholic School Difference
A new study shows the benefit of demanding student self-discipline.
By The Editorial Board June 1, 2018 7:02 p.m. ET

For the thousands of nuns who have served as principals at Catholic schools, their emphasis on self-discipline must seem like common sense. But a new academic study confirms the sisters are on to something: You can instill self-discipline in students, a virtue that will help them in their studies and later in life.

The study was conducted for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute by University of California-Santa Barbara associate professor Michael Gottfried and doctoral student Jacob Kirksey. The authors analyzed two waves of national data on elementary school students collected under the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study for the National Center for Education Statistics. They compared children in Catholic schools with those in public schools and other private schools, religious and secular.

The authors found statistically meaningful evidence that students in Catholic schools exhibited less disruptive behavior than their counterparts in other schools. “According to their teachers, Catholic school children argued, fought, got angry, acted impulsively, and disturbed ongoing activities less frequently,” the authors write. Specifically, students in Catholic schools “were more likely to control their temper, respect others’ property, accept their fellow students’ ideas, and handle peer pressure.” In other words, they exhibited more self-discipline. The authors concede their findings aren’t causal, meaning there might be unobservable differences between students in different schools that account for the striking differences they have found. But the correlation is strong between the focus that Catholic schools put on self-discipline and better student behavior. We also know that, especially in urban areas, black and Latino students who attend Catholic schools show higher achievement, higher graduation rates and higher college enrollment than those at nearby public schools.

At a time when the different suspension rates between minority and non-minority students has become a toxic debate, the authors offer three key judgments:

First: “Schools that value and focus on self discipline will likely do a better job of fostering it in children.” If other schools “took self discipline as seriously as Catholic schools do, they wouldn’t have to spend as much time, energy and political capital on penalizing students” for bad behavior.

Second: “Assuming that these results reflect a ‘Catholic Schools Effect,’ other schools might consider both explicit and implicit methods to replicate it.” The report notes that some “no excuses” charter schools are already doing this, through the curriculum or the way students interact with adults and teachers who model self-discipline themselves.

Third: “Don’t underestimate the power of religion to positively influence a child’s behavior.” Religion isn’t the only way to foster self-discipline, the authors emphasize, but it’s effective compared to most of the alternatives in channeling youthful energy into productive self-control. Though the authors offer no easy prescriptions, they do say it is a “tragedy for the nation” that so many Catholic schools continue to close when they are most needed. Their lessons are worth preserving.

The Saint Bartholomew School Pre-Kindergarten Program has received the prestigious honor of being voted the Best Preschool in Middlesex County (Home News Tribune Readers’ Choice Contest 2017).

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470 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-254-7105 Fax: 732-254-6352