BelovED Community Charter School

School Snapshot

Summary
About:
Public charter school
Unzoned
Kindergarten through 4th grade
Of note:
Sabis Educational System school
After care program (5:30 p.m.)
Contact:
Lynn Schundler
201.630.4702
BelovED Community Charter School
Students
Performance

Parent Insight

Kindergarten completed
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July 18, 2014

Parent(s') profile:
  • Education: Georgetown U., Bachelor’s; U. of Chicago, Master’s
  • Professional background: Finance
  • Both full-time working parents
  • Countries lived in: France, Czech Republic, Germany
  • Other languages spoken: French, Czech, German
  • Years in Jersey City: six
  • Neighborhood: downtown JC
Child(ren)’s profile and schooling:
  • Beloved Community Charter School: Kindergarten completed; 2013-present (1+ years)
  • Hudson Montessori School
    • Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4; 2011-2013 (2 years)
    • Toddler (2s) completed; 2013-present (1+ years)
High-level parent perspective:
  • I have been very impressed with the school. I’m continually amazed at how much my son is learning. The school is very rigorous academically and offers an incredibly rich experience even beyond academics.
  • Strengths:
    • The curriculum is comprehensive and well thought out - the academics are strong, there is a focus on values, classroom management tools are utilized and the day is structured to break up classroom time with activity
    • The parent and teacher community is very active and offers many ways for parents to be involved
    • Plans to go up to 12th grade
  • Opportunities for improvement / downsides:
    • A class parent to facilitate communication between parents
    • Long school day (8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.), especially for Kindergartners
    • Large classes - up to 25 per class with one teacher and one aide

Kindergarten completed
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August 09, 2014

1st & 2nd grades completed
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July 19, 2014

1st & 2nd grades completed
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August 06, 2014

Kindergarten, 3rd grade completed
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August 22, 2014

FAQ

How long have you been in existence?
We opened our doors in July of 2012.
What grades do you offer / do you plan to offer?
For the 2014-2015 school-year, we are offering grades K-4. We will add one grade level per year and we plan to grow into a K-12 school with our elementary, middle, and high schools located on nearby Jersey City campuses. Our goal is to have students who begin with us be able to continue with us, so they can matriculate straight from BelovED to the college of their choice.
How many students are at the school? How many students are in each grade?
There are 600 students at the school and 120 students in each grade.
Describe your facilities / your future facility plans.
Our original 34,000 sq. foot facility was built in 2000 as a school. We have expanded the facility with a 23,000 sq. foot addition which was opened in June 2014. It includes classrooms, a gym, music and art specialty rooms, and a huge technology room, enabling us to offer Grades K-5 at this site. In September 2016, we will open a middle school across the street — and in 2019, we will open a high school nearby. In the future, we also hope to open a second campus in Greenville.
Is the school wheelchair accessible?
Yes. There is an elevator in the building.
What are the school hours?
School hours are 8:00 am to 4:15 pm with optional after-school activities or programs until 5:30. On half days, school hours are 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Is busing provided?
We provide free busing but encourage parents to bring their child(ren) to and from school if they can.
Are there uniforms?
Yes, khaki bottoms with a navy polo with our logo. We also have gym uniforms.
How many classes are in each grade?
There are five classes in each grade.
How big is each class?
There are 24 students per class.
How many teachers are there per class?
Kindergarten: 2 teachers; Grades 1 & 2: 1.6 teachers; Grade 3: 1.2 teachers. We also have 3 Reading and Math specialists who work with groups of children in pull outs and we have specialist teachers for Physical Education, Art, Music, Spanish and Technology, as well as two Title 1 TAs.
Will the student-teacher ratio change over time?
Not for these grades, but there will be changes as the children move to upper grades and their needs change.
Is lunch offered?
Yes, we contract with the Jersey City School District for food services. Parents also have the option of packing a lunch for their child.
What percentage of children get subsidized lunches by grade?
78% -- it’s consistent from one grade to the next.
Is there a before care program?
Parents may drop their children off at 7:40 am. We are exploring with an early morning program, but there is none in place presently. This will likely include a fee.
Is there an aftercare program? Please describe, including cost.
Yes. It runs daily until 5:30 for a fee of $100/month. We also offer an afterschool homework lab, tutoring, and an array of afterschool activities (most of which are not daily) such as soccer, drama, French, gardening, volleyball, basketball, etc. These activities are free.
If I don’t need aftercare regularly, but want to use it occasionally, is this an option?
Yes, for a daily fee of $15.
Who do I reach out to if I have questions about the school?
Lynne Schundler: 201-630-4702
Who is eligible to apply?
All Jersey City residents. Other New Jersey students may also apply, but a preference is given to Jersey City residents.
What are the age requirements for application?
The child must be five years old by October 1st of their Kindergarten year.
When is the open house?
Open houses are scheduled for September 24, 2014 at 9 a.m. and October 17, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Visiting the school during the school day will allow you to see the school in session. If you were unable to attend one of our recent Open Houses and would like to learn more about the school, we invite you to attend one of our Visitor Mornings. Please call Lynn Schundler to make an appointment at 201-630-4702.
When do you need to apply?
BelovED began accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year on October 1, 2014. You may apply online through the Enroll tab on the BelovED website or on a paper application which will be available at the school.
Please explain the application process.
Applications will be accepted between October 1, 2014 and November 14, 2014 for consideration for the 2015-2016 school year. A lottery will be held on November 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. for all students who applied by November 14th. Attendance is not necessary to claim your child's seat. All children who have won a seat via the lottery will be notified a few days after the lottery is held. Applications received after November 14th will be placed on a waiting list in the order that they are received.
What do you need to apply?
Parents need a copy of their child's birth certificate and a proof of address in order to apply to the school.
Is there an interview?
No, there is no interview to get into the school.
Can parents observe classes as part of the application process?
Yes. We encourage parents to tour the school when it is in session.
Is anything else taken into consideration in the acceptance process besides just a lottery?
There is a sibling preference, a returning student preference and a Jersey City resident preference.
Please explain how the lottery works.
Current students are guaranteed a seat. The siblings of current students are given a preference in regard to the seats that remain. If, as is typical, there are more applications than remaining seats, the still remaining seats are filled by lottery with the Jersey City resident lottery first. If a student with one or more siblings in the lottery is offered a seat through the lottery, that student’s siblings will move to the top of the wait list for their grade level.
How many children did you accept per grade in the most recent school year? How many applied?
After already existing students were seated, our acceptances at each grade level were: Kindergarten-117; First Grade-10; Second Grade-4; Third Grade-0; Fourth Grade- 20. As of August 29, 2014 there were 528 applications.
When will my child be notified regarding acceptance?
A few days after the lottery.
When do you need to accept?
The initial lottery winners have one month. Those coming off the wait list (typically after the school year has begun) have 2 days.
What has the acceptance rate been for each year the school has been in existence?
In Year One - 75%. In Year 2 - 50%. In Year 3 - 29%.
How do you see the acceptance rate changing over time?
It will likely continue to decrease. BelovED has extremely high student and teacher retention. Meanwhile, the numbers applying are increasing every year.
If there is a wait list, please explain how it works.
As soon as a space opens up for whatever reason, the next child on the list is contacted by phone and email. Three attempts are made and then the next child is contacted. We encourage applicants to keep contact information up-to-date.
How many people were accepted from the waiting list for the current school year?
For the 2014-2015 school year, 88 came off in K; 30 in gr. 1; 12 in gr. 2; 11 in gr. 3; and 25 in gr. 4.
How many people are still on the wait list for the current school year?
The current wait list per grade is K: 73; gr. 1: 32; gr. 2: 69; gr. 3: 41 and gr. 4: 14.
How far into the year do people get taken off the wait list?
March, but this can vary.
What is your philosophy on teaching?
We believe all children can learn and that quality schools do more than expose their students to worthy material. They do whatever it takes to develop their students’ mastery of critical skills and learning.

We believe that mastery of critical skills and learning by each BelovED scholar is a shared and individual responsibility of BelovED’s educators. Accordingly, we strive to develop school values, school systems, and school protocols that build community and effective teamwork between our staff, our scholars, and their families. But we also commit ourselves to doing whatever it takes individually to ensure no child ever falls through the cracks.

We believe a school climate that makes our students feel welcomed and cared for will increase their receptivity to our instruction, and that combining such a climate with a high expectations culture and the reinforcement of positive values will result in our students wanting to learn and wanting to positively impact their communities: transforming them from the objects of our educational mission to dedicated partners in it.

We believe that by developing our students’ desire to learn and contribute to their communities, and by then offering them well-targeted, well-crafted lessons that continually engage and stretch their minds, we can succeed in having 100% of our students develop skills, knowledge, and character that will propel them to personal success and to social contribution.
Do teachers follow a curriculum?
Yes. All New Jersey public schools are tasked by the State to ensure that their students fully master the State’s Core Curriculum Content Standards, which are grade-by-grade learning objectives that include critical academic skills and knowledge items in nine different content areas ranging from English Language Arts to Visual and Performing Arts. To facilitate our students’ mastery of these year-end learning objectives, we establish carefully defined and sequenced intermediate learning objectives for each grade level in each content area that are used by our teachers to guide the focus and sequencing of their lessons.
How much freedom are teachers given to adapt the curriculum?
The formulation and sequencing of intermediate learning objectives is the essence of curriculum development (the word “curriculum” means “course of study”). BelovED takes the State’s Core Curriculum Content Standards, representing end-of-year learning objectives for each grade level, and adds to them. On a schoolwide basis, BelovED then adopts a specific sequencing of intermediate learning objectives for each grade level that its teachers use to guide instruction at that grade level. Our teachers may focus on additional year-end and intermediate learning objectives in their classrooms, and they are free to use unique lesson plans to facilitate mastery of schoolwide and additional learning objectives. But no teacher may ignore schoolwide learning objectives in lieu of their own. At BelovED, we work as a team and hold ourselves accountable as a team for ensuring that all of our students master all school-established learning objectives.
BelovED uses the Sabis Education System. Please explain the system.
To effectively plan a course curriculum (“course of study”), responsible teachers look at end-of-course learning objectives and back-plan from there to create a sequence of intermediate learning objectives around which they can plan their lessons.

This is a lot of work and it is difficult to do well. Some teachers will imagine that a challenging learning objective can be mastered by most students after a single 40-minute lesson, but will find many students completely bewildered at the end of the lesson. Other teachers might imagine that it is best to teach one skill first and another second, while research demonstrates student mastery of the skills is better facilitated by teaching them in reverse order.

Sabis offers our teachers a research-based, experience-tested set of carefully formulated and sequenced intermediate learning objectives that can be used to guide instruction towards mastery of New Jersey’s year-end learning objectives for each grade level. These Sabis-formulated and sequenced intermediate learning objectives, which are called “points,” are used by our teachers to guide classroom instruction and pacing.

Sabis further supports our teachers with the provision of point-aligned curricular resources.

Also importantly, Sabis provides our teachers with effective and easily administered formative assessments that enable us, on a week-by-week basis, to see how thoroughly our students have mastered the week’s critical learning objectives so we can immediately provide students with extra assistance or tutoring when it is needed, and prevent their falling behind and becoming frustrated.

These are just three key elements of the Sabis System but the benefits of these three elements are manifold. To provide a few examples:
  • Because our curriculum (i.e., the formulation, sequencing and recommended pacing of intermediate learning objectives) is expertly developed by Sabis, our teachers’ lessons are more expertly targeted and sequenced than might otherwise be the case, and this leads to more rapid student learning gains.
  • Because our teachers DON’T NEED TO UNDERTAKE THE ARDUOUS TASK OF DEVELOPING A CURRICULUM before they can begin planning their lessons to deliver it, our teachers have more time to plan and prepare to deliver effective lessons – and experience less teacher stress and burnout.
  • Because we receive weekly data on the learning progress of students in all our classrooms, we are able to see when a particular teacher’s lesson plans or classroom innovations are producing exceptional learning gains.
  • And because our teachers at a particular grade-level are working to facilitate student mastery of like intermediate learning objectives at roughly the same time, every successful innovation or practice by a teacher is almost certainly employable by their grade-level cohorts, propelling constant improvements in teacher lesson plans and practices in BelovED classrooms.
How much do teachers focus on dictation versus interactive learning (e.g., based on discussions, illustrations, hands-on projects, etc.)?
Instruction at BelovED is highly interactive. Teachers are trained in the use of the Sabis Teach Cycle and Champion Teacher Techniques, resulting in tight, fast-paced lessons during which teachers spend a minimum amount of time talking, and students do a maximum amount of thinking, speaking, writing and other forms of mind or skill-stretching work.
How do you deal with children that are far ahead of their class or behind academically?
We have a gifted and talented program for advanced learners. But all teachers will design class assignments and homework that includes extra challenges for students who complete core challenges more easily. Meanwhile, there are academic leadership and tutoring opportunities for advanced learners that are both satisfying for the individual and contributory to the community.

For underperforming students, we have Math and English Language Arts Specialists who provide both in-class support and pull-out tutoring. We also have daily after-school homework labs or tutoring available, as well as Saturday school and summer programs. Importantly, we also have peer-tutoring and opportunities for struggling students who have mastered a skill to provide tutoring for other peers who are still struggling with it. Academic failure at BelovED is not an option – and everyone can be a provider of extra help as well as a receiver of it!
Is there a gifted program? What does it entail?
There is a gifted and talented program. Selected students from each class are invited to participate. They meet twice a week for a differentiated curriculum designed for academically gifted learners. Content in language arts, math, and science are presented with greater depth and complexity requiring higher-level thinking.
What foreign languages are taught? From what grades? How often?
Spanish is taught daily in all grades. We plan on introducing more languages in upper grades when we begin to offer those higher grade levels.
What is the approach to teaching foreign languages (e.g., grammar versus focus on speaking)?
We take an immersion approach to foreign language instruction. From day one, teachers speak to their students in the foreign language (Spanish) being taught.
Do the students use computers? From what grade? How often?
From Kindergarten on, scholars have one Technology class per week in which they are taught how to use computers and common software programs that are used in education and business. They also typically have a second class each week in which they use what technology skills they have learned in connection with other classes. For instance, they may use research and information sharing applications to construct a team-authored research paper.
How is software incorporated in learning?
Students are taught how, and given time, to use learning programs such as Study Island which are powered by learning logarithms that track student learning and then introduce new material, or review learned material, at a pace that is computer-customized for the individual student. Meanwhile, every classroom is equipped with instructional technology such as Bright Link projectors that provide Smart Board functionality for ordinary white boards. There are also abundant laptops that can be brought into classrooms to support a lesson or project.
Do the students learn social intelligence?
Yes. We aim to educate the whole child and the positive moral and social development of our scholars is a core part of our mission.
BelovED has a relatively long school day. What do you do with the extra time?
We provide more instruction -- including 2 Math and 2 English Language Arts periods each day. We break up these extra hours of instruction with time for creative learning and expression, such as art and music, with time for physical activity, with down time during lunch, recess, and snack time, and for kindergartners, during rest time. Beginning in their Upper Elementary grades, students will also be given time for self-directed activities, such as time on computers or participating in during-the-day extracurricular activities and clubs.
Why do you believe a longer school day is necessary?
Research has demonstrated that providing students with more total learning time is one of the most effective levers schools can use to increase student learning achievement. Indeed, the research shows that students do significantly better at schools with a day-length like ours than at district and charter public schools with a more conventional day length – and that teachers perform at a higher level as well.
How do you monitor, assess, and train your teachers?
Our Academic Monitoring System assessments – which are used to track student learning growth, not to grade students – also produce data that can be used to monitor teacher effectiveness.

Meanwhile, all of our teachers benefit by receiving frequent classroom observation and feedback from their fellow BelovED educators. New teachers are provided a mentor teacher and are observed and receive feedback from BelovED’s Instructional Coach or Head Dean on an at-least weekly basis. They also receive observation and feedback from the Head Teacher of their grade level or special subject area, and may receive observation and feedback from peer teachers, as well. Veteran teachers receive the benefit of observation and feedback too, although not typically on as frequent a basis.

The focus of this considerable observation and feedback is coaching, not evaluation. But on a thrice yearly basis, all BelovED teachers receive formal evaluations on the basis both of the formal, written standards comprising BelovED’s Teacher Evaluation Instrument and of objective student learning data.

The work of our Instructional Coach is a big part of BelovED’s approach to teacher professional development. But their work is supported by: 1) each teacher’s development, with BelovED’s Head Dean, of a Personalized Professional Development Plan; 2) our Summer Institute in late August during which teachers go through two-weeks of community building, professional development, and lesson planning sessions; and 3) one to two half-days of in-service training each month
Are teachers tenured?
Our school is too young for teachers to have achieved tenured, but they will be eligible in accordance with State law and regulations.
What is your philosophy on homework and testing? Do you believe it’s necessary?
We believe the assignment of homework supports the development of positive self-discipline and helps students practice and master each school day’s new learning.

We believe the State’s year-end assessment protocols support accountability in public education and encourage public schools to care about whether students actually learn anything in their classrooms.

We believe BelovED’s Academic Monitoring System assessments provide our teachers with critical learning data so they can customize their instruction to the true needs of students and spend less time teaching about what students already understand, and more time on skills and knowledge items that students are finding difficult.
How often do you give homework and test children?
Homework is typically assigned daily. In the early grades, it does not take students very long, but students develop positive self-discipline by the exercise and the homework does help to reinforce each day’s new learning.

In regard to the non-standardized testing of students at BelovED, teachers conduct a check for understanding (not a test) at the end of every lesson. If they learn that more than a few students have failed to master the point of the lesson, the entire lesson will immediately be re-taught.

Meanwhile, Academic Monitoring (AMS) Assessments are conducted weekly. These easily administered, brief assessments do not count towards a student’s grade. But they do help teachers track each student’s learning progress so extra assistance can be provided immediately when the data indicates its necessary.

Periodic exams are administered monthly (these tests do count towards a student’s qrade), and students also take end-of First and Second Trimester Exams, and a year-end Final Exam.

We find regular assessment reduces students' “test anxiety” and, through enabling their learning gains to be clearly charted, increases their academic self-confidence. Students become less self-conscious about what they don’t know and more encouraged by the documented evidence of the progress they made.
Do the students take standardized tests?
Yes. All New Jersey public schools, whether charter or local district-operated, have been required to administer NJASK (Assessment of Skills and Knowledge) assessments at the end of grades three through eight. This past school year (2013-2014 school year) was our first year offering grade three, so we had our third grade students take the NJASK 3 assessment this year. (The results are not in yet.) Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, New Jersey will shift towards requiring all public schools to administer PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments instead. BelovED students in tested grades will be administered these new assessments, in common with all other public school students. For more information on New Jersey state assessments, please visit the Assessment section of the NJ Department of Education site.

In the meanwhile, since NJASK assessments have not been administered, and PARCC assessments will not be administered, to students in grades K-2, we have and will continue to administer the Terra Nova Complete Battery Assessments at the end of these grades levels, and to students when they first enter BelovED, so we can track their learning growth from first entry into our school to the end of each grade level.
How did the students perform on the Terra Nova standardized tests?
The Terra Nova Complete Battery Assessment enables schools to measure student learning growth in grade equivalent mean (GEM) terms. If a group of students has made, on average, learning gains of one full GEM point, it means those students have made an average academic gain of one school year worth of learning. If a group of students has made, on average, a gain of .5 GEM points, it means those students have made an average academic gain of five months worth of learning. (School years are typically 10 months long, not 12 months long, so each one-tenth of a GEM point is specifically calibrated by Terra Nova’s publishers to equal the amount of learning that takes place in the average American classroom during one month of schooling.)

The 2012-2013 school year was BelovED’s first year of operations. All of our students were new to BelovED, so we administered the Terra Nova assessment to all of our students in October. All of our K-2 students then took the end-of-year Terra Nova assessment in May. Given how GEM points are calibrated, the average gain in learning of students across the United States during these seven months of schooling was .7 GEM points. The learning gains of BelovED’s scholars in all subject areas was considerably greater than this.

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Indeed, in just seven months time, the reading scores of BelovED’s First and Second Graders grew by an average of 1.1 GEM points (i.e., by an amount of learning that on average, in America, requires 11 months of schooling).  Their math scores grew by 1.3 GEM points.  Their Science and Social Studies score grew by 2.1 and 2.0 points, respectively – indicating that in just seven months they learned what on average takes students at other schools more than two years to learn!

We believe these are impressive results. Meanwhile, our Kindergartners’ learning gains were even greater, but we do not report them here because standardized tests have trouble measuring the skills of entering kindergartners with accuracy, and we believe this makes kindergartner learning growth data unreliable.
How often is physical education held?
Kinders have gym 3 times a week and all other grades have it twice a week. We have a gym in our new facility, which was opened in June 2014. We also have outdoor space and we are next to a recreational field that we use weather permitting.
What, if any, organized after school sports do you offer?
None at this time. However in the 2014-2015 school year we are launching our “Anything Goes” inter-charter school competition. As we add grades we will add organized sports to our program. Our mascot, the owl, is already painted on our gym floor!
What, if any, music is taught? How often?
We do teach music, and we have a brand new state of the art music room in our new facility. The arts are very important to us at BelovED. Kinders and grade 1 have music twice a week and grades 2 and 3 have it once a week.
What other activities do the students get exposed to? How often?
We have music, art, gym, health, technology and Spanish classes in addition to our academic classes. We have field trips and wisdom hour (where visitors from various professions talk to the children about their professions and the children “intern” with them in the field). We have an active Parent Teacher Organization that plans many community events such as our Fall Festival, our annual CoCo Keys Blast, and Valentine’s Day Brunch, to name a few.
What other programs do you have, e.g., clubs, tutoring, etc.? Are there any fees associated with any of the activities?
For students struggling with material, we offer after school homework lab, after school intensives, Saturday school and summer school. We also have several Math and Language Arts Specialist to work with children in small groups during the school day. We also have older children working with younger students during the school day. For students needing more of a challenge we have a gifted and talented program, and leadership opportunities as well.

We have an array of after school programs for our scholars such as art, drama, jewelry making, French and Spanish club, soccer, volleyball, basketball, dance, ballet, bucket drumming, cooking, choir, fitness, Girl Scouts, gardening, painting, recorder, reading eggs, team handball and Bricks 4 Kidz. There are no fees for activities except Bricks 4 Kidz which is provided by an outside vendor and parents pay for that program directly.
What leadership opportunities do students have?
We have many. We have academic prefects and student tutor roles available. We have prefect opportunities for students who exemplify strong character, leadership, athleticism and more.
What is your policy on and program for bullying?
Zero Tolerance. We have adopted an Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) policy and have appointed an anti-bullying coordinator. We take the issue very seriously.
How do you ensure the school and buses are safe for children with nut allergies?
Through our school nurse who is on site every day all day.
Can parents observe classes throughout the school year?
Yes.
What is the student retention rate? Of the students who leave, what percent are top performers?
92% retention rate and the vast majority of students leaving are moving out of Jersey City. We do not keep rates for top performers leaving, but no child has left the school because of insufficient rigor in the coursework.
What is the faculty retention rate? What is the main reason faculty leave?
90%. To be home with new child.
What things have gone well with school thus far and what things are you trying to improve?
We are a new school but are pleased with our progress to date. Our parents and students are happy; our staff satisfaction is high and we have successfully fostered a sense of community. We continually survey parents, students and staff to fine tune our program and services. Our biggest struggle is buses. We do provide them, but it is an area we will continue to work on. We would like to try and bring that in house.
What other resources do you have to learn about the school?
BelovED's 2013-2014 annual report can be accessed here.

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Upcoming Events

September 24, 2014
Open House
From9:00 amuntill10:00 am
If you are interested in learning more about BelovED to see if it is right for your child, please attend our Open House. Visiting the school during the school day will allow you to see the school in session. If you were unable to attend one of our recent Open Houses and would like to learn more about the school, we invite you to attend one of our Visitor Mornings. Please call Lynn Schundler to make an appointment at 201-630-4702.
October 1, 2014
First day to submit application for the 2015-2016 school year
From12:00 amuntill11:59 pm
We will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year on October 1, 2014. On and after that date you may apply on-line through the Enroll tab on the Beloved website or on a paper application which will be available at the school.
October 17, 2014
Open House
From8:30 amuntill9:30 am
If you are interested in learning more about BelovED to see if it is right for your child, please attend our Open House. Visiting the school during the school day will allow you to see the school in session. If you were unable to attend one of our recent Open Houses and would like to learn more about the school, we invite you to attend one of our Visitor Mornings. Please call Lynn Schundler to make an appointment at 201-630-4702.
November 14, 2014
Last day to submit application for the 2015-2016 school year in order to be eligible for lottery drawing
From12:00 amuntill11:59 pm
The last day to submit applications for the 2015-16 school year in order to be eligible for the lottery drawing will be on November 14, 2014. You may apply on-line through the Enroll tab on the Beloved website or on a paper application which will be available at the school. Applications received after November 14th will be placed on a waiting list in the order that they are received.
November 19, 2014
Lottery to determine student admissions for the 2015-2016 school year
From6:00 pmuntill7:00 pm
A lottery will be held for all students who submitted applications by November 14, 2014 to determine student admissions for the 2015-2016 school year. For an applicant to be in the lottery, we must have their birth certificate and proof of address. Attendance is not necessary to claim your child's seat. All children who have won a seat via the lottery will be notified a few days after the lottery is held. Applications received after November 14th will be placed on a waiting list in the order that they are received.