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Admissions Now Open at Stevens Cooperative School in Hoboken

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Parents know it’s never too early, or too late, to make choices about a child’s education — and with so many wonderful schools in Hudson County, there is no shortage of options. Stevens Cooperative School is a co-educational independent day school with locations in Hoboken + Jersey City and accepts students from PreK 3 through 8th grade. Interested parents and prospective students have been invited to attend upcoming admissions events for the 2023-2024 school year to explore everything the program provides. Stevens Cooperative School is conveniently located with four buildings throughout Hoboken + Jersey City. Keep reading to learn more about the school and the admissions events happening this fall + winter.

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Upcoming Admissions Events

At Stevens Cooperative School, students are given an experience to last a lifetime: the adventure of becoming their most authentic selves as they actively engage with their education, and learn to see the limitless opportunities in their future. Seventy percent of the graduating Class of 2022 joined Stevens as Kindergarten students or younger and are now justice-minded leaders  prepared to advocate for themselves and others as they head on to high school.

The admissions application is open for the 2023-2024 school year and prospective students + families are invited to attend one of the upcoming information sessions to learn more about how Stevens students are guided through their educational experience.

Hoboken PreK – 7th Grade | 339 River Street and 301 Garden Street in Hoboken

Tuesday, November 15th at 9:30AM or Thursday, January 12th at 9:30AM

Prospective families learn about the school, curriculum, and hear from administrators on what makes Stevens Cooperative School a one-of-a-kind education experience for Hoboken students and families. Click here to register.


Jersey City Kindergarten – 7th Grade | 100 River Drive, South in Jersey City

Thursday, December 1 at 9:30AM or Tuesday, January 17 at 9:30AM

School administrators and teachers will guide prospective students and families through what to expect at Stevens Cooperative School, from the admissions process to curriculum to activities. Click here to register for this event in Jersey City.


Hoboken Private Schools Happy Hour & Meet and Greet | Elysian Cafe, 1001 Washington Street

Thursday, November 17 at 6:00PM

Join Stevens and the other Hoboken private schools for an evening of drinks and bites. Learn more about the private schools in the neighborhood and meet members of the Stevens community.


Stevens Cooperative School will also have a table at the Hoboken Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 22nd. 

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Garden Street Building, Hoboken

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River Street Building, Hoboken

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Jersey City Campus

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What to Expect at a Cooperative School

The school was founded on a cooperative model by members of the Stevens Institute of Technology community. Today, the program cultivates a deeply rewarding partnership among all members of the school community including students, teachers, administrators, and parents.

At Stevens, experience has shown that students thrive when their families are engaged with their school so every family chooses a Cooperative job — a way to engage with the school on their own terms, in ways large or small. Parents also vote on the school’s bylaws and are invited to participate in their child’s classroom. The school hosts Helping Parent/Guardians Days which are an opportunity for families to put names to faces, deeply understand the classroom and student experience, and make the stories they hear at the dinner table real.

The Senior Administration is made up of 12 leaders, including Sergio Alati, Ed.D., who recently celebrated his first decade as Head of School. The administrative team oversees academic management, curriculum development, equity and student services, auxiliary programs, advancement and more. The curriculum is built on a strong foundation which welcomes passion in education, amplifies students’ voices, and empowers them to exceed their own expectations.

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The Four Pillars in Action

Guided by the four pillars of Community, Continuous Improvement, Diversity + Equity, and Progressive Teaching + Learning, students at Stevens Cooperative School are instilled with a lifelong love of learning and are provided the foundation they need to become ethical, exploratory, and broad-minded citizens.

Early Childhood students in PreK 3 through Kindergarten receive the tools and opportunities needed to discover the world for themselves. In block-building, they explore concepts in math, science, language arts, social studies and art. Kindergarteners create a museum and exhibits for the 100th day of school, visited by families and older students. The youngest learners build confidence around their older peers as part of the Reading Buddies program.

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First through 4th grade students in the Lower School tackle new challenges, explore multiple disciplines and develop their sense of identity. Students learn about cities and transportation by engaging with the local community, which culminates in the 2nd grade project, a reconstruction of the Brooklyn Bridge.Third and 4th graders learn about the indigenous inhabitants of Hoboken + Jersey City and study immigration. They also star in the annual musical, which is a school-wide collaboration directed and stage-managed by the middle schoolers. 

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Middle schoolers choose elective classes, select which instruments to learn, and join athletic teams to shape their school experience. They also serve as mentors for the youngest students. Graduates develop a high degree of social and emotional intelligence. They’re confident in their knowledge and eager to discover new ideas, challenge conventional truths, and experience new frontiers.

Instructors at Stevens Cooperative School teach essential skills like critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, analysis, and hypothesizing. The students apply what they learn in one subject to others; revise their thinking based on experience and research; and take an unprecedented degree of responsibility for the shape of their education.

Graduates leave Stevens Cooperative School with confidence in their ability to navigate their future and the world around them as they continue on to higher education.

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Don’t forget to register for one of the upcoming information sessions to learn more about Stevens Cooperative School and how the young minds in your family might benefit from this specialized educational experience.

Stevens Cooperative School has multiple locations in Hoboken at 339 River Street, 301 Garden Street, and 301 Bloomfield Street. The Jersey City campus is located at 100 River Drive South. Reach out to admissions@stevenscoop.org with questions or to learn more.

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