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The following questions and answers are meant to provide parents with a brief overview to some of the commonly asked questions about Transfiguration Academy . For more detailed information, please refer to your school handbook or link to it on the school website.

  1. What is your enrollment policy?
  2. What hours are you in session?
  3. What are the registration requirements?
  4. Tell me about your Before and After Care programs.
  5. What does the Pre-K program offer?
  6. What are the requirements for honors?
  7. Is your Kindergarten a full day program?
  8. Do you have a dress code?
  9. How extensive is your Computer program?
  10. Can you recommend on-line educational resources?
  11. What is your Tuition?

What is your enrollment policy?

Open Enrollment Policy

Transfiguration Academy has an open enrollment policy that strives to create an academic, social, and spiritual atmosphere in which students are encouraged to achieve their fullest potential. Transfiguration Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, national, and ethnic origin.

Transfiguration Academy registration period begins during Catholic Schools week at the end of January and continues through mid-March.

For information about enrollment at Transfiguration Academy , please contact the school office at 201-384-3627.

What hours are you in session?

School hours are as follows:

Kindergarten to 4 th grade: full day hours run from 8:00am to 3:00pm ; ½ day hours run from 8:00am to 12:00pm .

Pre K 2+ and 3, and 4: full day hours run from 8:00am to 3:00pm ; morning session runs from 8:00am to 11:00am and afternoon session runs from 12:00pm to 3:00pm .

Before Care: 6 :30 am to 8:00am
After Care: 3:00pm to 7:00pm

School is in session half a day on the first Friday of each month; dismissal is 12:00pm.

When early dismissals are necessary, parents will be notified via monthly calendars, notes and emails. All school holidays and vacation days are noted on the monthly calendars.

 

What are the registration requirements? ^TOP

Registration Requirements at Transfiguration Academy

Transfiguration Academy has an open enrollment policy and admits students regardless of race, color, national, or ethnic origin. All students registered are accorded the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students of the school.

Requirements:

  • Child must be the proper age for the grade by October 1st.:

    • For Pre-K: 3 years old, 4 years old
    • For K: 5 years old
    • For First Grade: 6 years old
  • Birth certificate as proof of age.
  • Baptismal Certificate and Certificate of Sacraments already received (if applicable, not applicable for non-Christian students ).
  • Copy of current Immunizations.
  • Complete physical before entering school in September.
  • Copy of latest report card for Grades 1-8 with the Standardized test scores, (except Kindergarten and Pre-K).
  • Transfer documents from previous school.
  • A non-refundable registration fee per family (see Tuition )

Tell me about your Before and After School programs. ^TOP

Before and After School Programs

Before Care Program
The Transfiguration Academy Before Care program provides a safe environment for working parents to leave their children on their way to work in the morning. The Before Care program is available to all students attending Transfiguration Academy.  Hours are 6 :30am to 8:00am on days when school is in session. The cost is $10.00/day per child.

After Care Program
The Transfiguration Academy After Care program provides a safe environment for children after school until parents can pick them up. Staffed by teachers from Transfiguration Academy and qualified aides, the After School Program includes homework supervision, craft time, snack time, and indoor/outdoor play (dependent on the weather).

The After Care program is available to all students attending Transfiguration Academy. Hours are 3:00pm through 7:00pm for days when school is in session. The cost for 3:oopm-6:00pm  is $10.00/day per child and through 7:00pm $20.00/day per child (or $5.00/hour).

There is NO Before/After Care Program on School Holidays or days when school is closed due to inclement weather. (This includes ½ days before holidays, vacations or when school is closed for an emergency).


What does the Pre-K program offer? ^TOP

Pre-K Program

Transfiguration Academy has a Pre-K program for both three and four year olds, which is offered in morning, afternoon or full day sessions. The program is designed to provide a positive early learning experience for children ages 3 and 4. This program strives to develop basic knowledge and skills in religion, reading, language arts, math, writing, technology, art, physical education and music. Seasonal parties, in school “field trips”, special programs, and “reading buddy” activities with older students enhance the Pre-K experience. Our program is structured to help children grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, and academically in a loving atmosphere.

Using the school's curriculum as a guide, the staff endeavors to:

  • Help each child develop according to his/her own capacities and at their own rate of progress.
  • Develop each child's natural curiosity.
  • Provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where each child can explore, share, play and communicate with children their own age.
  • Develop motor skills by providing activities that will develop each child's own large and small muscle coordination, which will build the child's self-confidence.
  • Develop language skills to identify, associate, perceive, and understand.

It is our firm belief and responsibility to make this school experience a positive one, one that will lead to independence, fulfillment, and satisfaction throughout the child's life.

What are the requirements for honors? ^TOP

Honors Requirements

At Transfiguration Academy, we want all of our students to be challenged and feel a sense of accomplishment. One visible and concrete symbol of academic achievement is the attainment of the honor roll. The honor roll at Transfiguration Academy includes the following:

  • Principal's List
  • First Honors
  • Second Honors

Principal's List is meant to recognize the highest academic achievement possible at Transfiguration Academy. The requirements are as follows:

  • A grade of 95 or above in these areas: Religion, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science
  • A grade of 92 or above in these areas: Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer, Foreign Language, Library
  • A Grade of Satisfactory or above in all subjects

The requirements for First Honors are as follows:

  • A grade of 92 or above in these areas: Religion, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science
  • A grade of 92 or above in these areas: Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer, Foreign Language, Library
  • A Grade of Satisfactory or above in all subjects

The requirements for Second Honors are as follows:

  • A grade of 88 or above in these areas: Religion, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science
  • A grade of 88 or above in these areas: Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer, Foreign Language, Library
  • A Grade of Satisfactory or above in all subjects

Is your Kindergarten a full day program? ^TOP

Full Day Kindergarten

At Transfiguration Academy our full day kindergarten program is designed to nurture the social, intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development of each child. Our Kindergarten curriculum includes Religion, Reading Readiness, Phonics, Language Arts, Math, Health, Science, Social Studies, Story-time, Gym, Art, Music, Computer, and Library.

Do you have a dress code? ^TOP

UNIFORM CODE

All students are expected to be in full dress uniform at all times during the school day. The uniforms can be purchased through our official Uniform Supplier, Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms, Emerson Plaza (Shop Rite Shopping Center), 473 Old Hook Rd., Emerson, NJ. The store phone number is 201-634-0111.They are the sole retail distributor authorized to take orders for Transfiguration Academy uniforms. No local store can or will supply our uniforms. If a student is not in proper uniform he/she will be issued a DETENTION FORM.

Boy's Dress Uniforms / Girl's Dress Uniforms

 

Grades K-8 Boys Grades K-4 Girls Grades 5-8 Girls
Gray Trousers
White Oxford Shirt
Plaid Tie
Belt
Maroon V-Neck Sweater Vest
Maroon Socks
Maroon Sweater
Plaid Jumper
White Cotton Shirt
Maroon Sweater Vest
Maroon Cable Knee Socks
Maroon Sweater
Maroon Tights

Plaid Skirt
White Oxford Shirt
Maroon Sweater
Maroon Cable Knee Socks
Maroon Bolero Vest
Maroon Tights

 

 

 

 

 

All Pre-K students wear the Transfiguration Academy Gym uniform.

SCHOOL SHOES:
Proper school shoes should be worn by both girls and boys. We do not have a supplier, but we strongly recommend a comfortable dark shoe (black or blue). No heels, clogs, boots, sandals, sneakers, or fad shoes are acceptable. All children in ALL grades are required to wear TIE or BUCKLE shoes. This regulation will be strictly enforced .

SPRING UNIFORMS:
From September to October 15th and from May 1st until the end of the school year, students may wear embroidered white school polo shirts in place of the woven white dress shirts.

Boy's Uniforms / Girl's Uniforms

 

Grades K-8 Boys Grades K-4 Girls Grades 5-8 Girls
White Knit 1/2 Sleeve Shirt
w/ School Name Embroidered
White Knit 1/2 Sleeve Shirt
w/ School Name Embroidered
White Knit 1/2/ Sleeve Shirt
w/ School Name Embroidered

 


GYM UNIFORM CODE

Physical Education is a State requirement. A signed note from your Family Physician is necessary if your child cannot participate in these exercises or reassume activities after serious illness or accident. It is understood if a student comes unprepared for Gym Class and is not in proper gym attire, he/she will NOT PARTICIPATE in Gym Activities that day and this will affect his/her grade.

 

Grades K-8 Boys & Girls Gym Uniform

Maroon Shorts
Maroon School Logo Sweatshirt
Maroon Sweatpants
White School Logo T-shirt
White Athletic Socks
Gym Sneakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

How extensive is your Computer program? ^TOP

Transfiguration Academy's State-of-the-Art Computer Lab

Transfiguration Academy endeavors to acquire the latest technology, even as the ever-growing field remains in constant change. We support instruction on all levels from Pre-K through Grade 8. We provide both formal computer instructions in our computer lab, as well as utilizing computers in the classroom. The lab students receive age appropriate lessons in productivity software; primarily Microsoft Office (Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint) and graphics applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, web design, digital cameras, and scanners. In the classroom the teachers are encouraged to infuse their daily instruction with computers to both reinforce and enrich their lessons. Classrooms are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards and our Early Childhood program is one of the few with Smart Table technology.

Our air-conditioned lab is equipped with: 2 network servers, 27 Pentium III and higher computers; A high-speed networked laser printer; Flatbed scanner; nine Digital cameras, and an InFocus Multimedia projector for large screen projection from a computer work station. In addition to a wide range of installed and CD based educational software, each workstation is linked to the Internet through a high-speed, broadband DSL connection. Filtering out of inappropriate materials is handled by highly effective SonicWall hardware. Additionally, computer coding and robotics are included as part of the curriculum.  

In addition, Transfiguration Academy offers one of the only Engineering programs in the Archdiocese. Students utilize our ENTECH Lab (Engineering and Technology) to complete projects in which they utillize the practical application of the subjects they learn in the classroom.

Our students have competed in the Future City Engineering competition, and have won several awards including several Top Ten finishes in the New Jersey Region.

Our school adheres to the ISTE (International Society for Technology Education) Standards for Technology Literacy for Students as well as the ISTE Standards For Teachers and Administrators. In order to assure continual integration of technology into the curriculum, staff members are encouraged to pursue new technologies, by attending seminars, conferences and on-line instruction.

Can you recommend on-line educational resources?

Links to Educational Resources

The Internet Public Library Youth Division
AT&T Learning Network
Facts Encyclopedia’s page about Education and Teaching
Global SchoolNet Foundation
Yahooligans
KIDSCLICK!
Bergen County Cooperative Library System
ALA'S 700+ Great Sites
Enchanted Learning

Adult Education Guide

Links to Catholic Resources

Catholic Schools and Churches
Other Catholic Sites

DARE
Transfiguration Academy participates in and supports Project DARE to keep kids off Drugs.