St Bartholomew School

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

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St. Bartholomew School is accepting enrollments for students in Pre-K through Grade 8 for 2021-22 until classes are full. Please call 732-254-7105 to schedule a tour or take one of the virtual tours above today.

September & October 2021 at a Glance
September 24
  • School Closed – Faculty Spirituality Day

September 27 -
October 8

October 1
  • Buddy Ceremony
  • Magazine and Cookie Sale Ends

October 7
  • Memorial of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary – Holy Hour (45 minutes)/Recitation of the Rosary 10 a.m.

October 8
  • 11:30am Dismissal – Faculty Meeting

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

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.”

Visit Us to Learn More

Call 732.254.7105 to request a Back to School Tour.

NEW: Download the Getting Your Child into a Preschool Routine eBook

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!

God bless you,
Mrs. Ann Wierzbicki, R.N., M.A.E./Ed.S.

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Posted September 17, 2021
Upcoming Covid 19 Vaccine Clinic

St. Peter's University Hospital is offering first-dose Pfizer Vaccine for New Jersey residents 12 years of age and older

Tuesday, September 21 – 5:00 to 7:00pm and
Tuesday, September 28 – 4:00 to 6:00pm

To schedule an appointment and for more information see the flyer below:
St. Peter's University Hospital Covid 19 Vaccine Flyer

Updated September 9, 2021
Upcoming Cub Scouts Events

Rocket & Pizza Night
Who: All kids 5-13 years old
When: October 1, 2021
Where: St. Bart's Parking Lot
Time: 6PM
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Movie Night
When: September 24, 2021
Where: Grounds outside the Knights of Columbus
Time: 6:30PM
RSVP: Patty Riccardella at
Movie Night Flyer

Updated August 31, 2021
The Road Forward Plan: In Response to Covid-19

We have created this plan to aid in navigating the reestablishment of our school where employees, students, and families feel safe and to reduce the impact of COVID-19 conditions upon returning to the school. St. Bartholomew School is providing full-time, in-person instruction to all students with all staff present for the 2021-2022 school year. The guidelines in this plan are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) document, The Road Forward, the New Jersey Department of Health, and The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)... Download the full document

Posted July 28, 2021
Flynn O'Hara - Order soon since they are experiencing order delays

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Posted June 23, 2021
5th Annual Ariella Hopkins Day
Family Fun for Everyone

Date: Saturday September 25th, 2021
Where: The American Legion Pavilion-4 JFK Drive Milltown, NJ
Time: Noon – 7pm

Admission: $15 Per Ticket – Kids under 4 are free!
Admission includes: * Food, Beverages, and Desserts * Live Music * Activities for kids of all ages * *Basket Raffles * 50/50 And So Much More!

Hosted by American Legion Post 25

Proceeds go to various Veteran’s organizations and Ariella Hopkin’s Scholarship at St. Barts.

Contact Bobby for tickets (732) 317-3917 or Post 25 (732) 828-7125

Thanks for your help in keeping “Ariella’s Smile Alive”

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Posted June 11, 2021
Congratulations to Alani Boomer, Class of 2021!

Congratulations to Alani Boomer, Class of 2021, whose artwork was selected from among thousands of entries as a winner in the 2020-2021 Christmas Artwork Contest of the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA)!

Posted June 9, 2021
SBS Summer Reading Challenge

Summertime is a great time to try new things. This summer's challenge includes moreactivities than just reading - though we still want reading to be a major part! You can read orsomeone can read to you. You can draw pictures, take nature walks, try new yoga poses and more!!

Read at least 650 minutes over the course of the challenge and you will get extra points for the other activities you record. We will see what grade earns the most!

You will earn virtual badges along the way and be eligible for rewards when you return to school in September.

View details in flyer or on online newsletter

Posted June 9, 2021
Summer Programs / Camps

Shark Tank Summer Camp for middle school students
Check out the flyer | Click here to register

Fashion First Workshops, East Brunwsick
Check out Fashion First summer classes, camps, and virtual workshops

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

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Posted May 21, 2021
School Uniform Shopping

Whether you’re brand new to school uniforms or a returning shopper preparing for the school year ahead, FlynnO’Hara makes it safe & easy to shop for back-to-school.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We recommend all students shop by July 15, 2021 to ensure you have your school uniform in time for the start of school.

View the PDF flyer

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 April 13, 2021
2020-21 Yearbooks on Sale


Yearbook price: $25.00
Yearbook Supplement pages: $15.00
Order yearbook + supplement: $40.00

Purchase must be for the yearbook or yearbook + supplement.
You are not permitted to order just the supplement pages.

Download the flyer & order form

Posted October 13, 2020
Get the full experience at a Catholic High School in the Diocese of Metuchen

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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