About Us

Who We Are

The Mission of Assumption School is to provide students with both the educational tools and spiritual values they will need to become productive, morally mature members of society. Our mission includes providing a quality education based on a comprehensive curriculum that is enhanced by spiritual, social and cultural experiences. Assumption School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Our Philosophy

We are a Catholic School established in 1850, staffed by the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth and a certified lay faculty. Assumption School is the second oldest Catholic School in the Paterson Diocese.

At Assumption School, we strive to bring to our students the knowledge that they are individually gifted by God and that it is incumbent upon them to realize these gifts. Through nurturing by the administration, faculty, clergy and family, each child is encouraged to achieve the optimum of his/her potential.

We are aware of the changing world in which our children will journey. In light of this, we continually evaluate our curriculum to meet the demands of the future. In so doing, we endeavor to help our students face the academic challenges which will be placed upon them in their travels.

Code of Conduct

Assumption School prepares the new generation of Christians for a life centered in Christ by educating the children in all academic areas, the Gospel and Catholic teachings; celebrating the Gospel in Word and Sacrament; living the Gospel by example as teachers and students. We provide our children with a faith community and a program of development. Based on our philosophy we feel that Christian respect and responsibility are the foundation of an Assumption School education. We hope each child will develop self-discipline as he/she matures. Each child will be held accountable for his/her actions and if necessary, appropriate disciplinary measures will follow. Everyone has a right to feel proud about himself/herself, a right to be happy in school, and a right to a safe and secure education. The educational experience of each student is most successful when students, parents, faculty and the principal together support the School’s aims and values.