McNair Academic High School



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Admissions tests are required for the following high schools: (1) McNair Academic High School; (2) all Catholic high schools listed below.


McNair Academic High School

  • This is a Jersey City public school, ranked as one of the top high schools in the state and has a very competitive admissions process.

  • 123 Coles Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302; (201) 418-7618

  • There is no open house.

  • Students must take an admissions test consisting of the PSAT plus an essay in October.

  • www.jcboe.org/mcnhs


Infinity Institute

  • Like McNair Academic, Infinity Institute is an academically rigorous school, which is part of Jersey City Public Schools. The admissions process for Infinity is the same as McNair.

  • 193 Old Bergen Road, Jersey City, NJ 07305; (201) 915-1404

  • Also like McNair, the PSAT is the admissions test for Infinity. Students interested in both McNair and Infinity will have to fill out separate applications, however they can to take the PSAT on either school’s test date, as scores are shared between the schools.

  • www.jcboe.org


Innovation High School

  • This is a new high school through Jersey City Public Schools. The admission process involves an application, but no test is required.

  • The school is housed within Snyder HS, but is in a separate wing of the building and has its own entrance on Kennedy Blvd.

  • S.T.E.A.M. focus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). The school is affiliated with NJCU and allows students to earn college credits while still in high school.


High Tech High School

  • This is a Hudson County public school and also very competitive.

  • 2000 85th Street, North Bergen, NJ 07047; (201) 662-6814

  • Open House: Sunday, September 28th 12pm-3pm

  • http://www.hcstonline.org/main/hightech/Home.aspx

Hudson County Prep

  • This is a Hudson County public school and also very competitive.

  • 525 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, 07302; (201) 631-6324

  • There is no admissions test.

  • Open House: October 28th 12pm-3pm

  • www.hcstonline.org/countyprep


Hudson School

  • This is a private school, and students must pay tuition to attend. However, needs-based financial aid is available.

  • 601 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030; (201) 659-8335

  • Open House: October 13th 2pm-4pm

  • Students are required to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) prior to submitting an application. For more information and to register online visit http://erblearn.org/parents/admission/isee

  • Application Due: December 31st

  • http://www.thehudsonschool.org/admissions/broch.html


Catholic Schools

  • You do not have to be Catholic to attend one of these schools.

  • Open Houses are held at the various schools

  • Students must take an admissions test called the COOP on November 9th (Registration due date: October 12th)

  • For more information and to register visit www.coopexam.org

  • Students must also submit the 9th grade Applicant Record (available on the COOP website) to Mr. Laster by Friday November 30th




    • Saint Peter’s Prep H.S.

      • This is an all-boys Catholic school.

      • Fine Arts Program, Honors Program

      • Open House: Sunday, October 5th 1pm-4pm

      • In addition to the Catholic H.S. applications, you must also fill out a separate St. Peter's application. (Due: November 15)

      • Students can participate in Freshman-for-a-Day.

      • 144 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302; (201) 547-6400 www.stpetersprep.org




    • St. Dominic Academy

      • This is an all-girls Catholic school.

      • Fine Arts Program, Honors Program, International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

      • In addition to the Catholic H.S. applications, you must also fill out a separate St. Dominic's application.

      • Students can participate in Freshman-for-a-Day.

      • Open Houses: Sunday, October 5th 1pm-3pm, Thursday, October 9th 6pm-8pm

      • 2572 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07304; (201) 434-5938 ext. 35

      • www.stdominicacad.com



    • Hudson Catholic H.S.

      • This is a co-ed Catholic school.

      • Fine Arts Program, Honors Program, DeLaSalle Scholars Program, Accommodations for students with IEPs

      • Open Houses: September 30th 2pm, Sunday, October 19th 2pm

      • In addition to the Catholic H.S. applications, you must also fill out a separate Hudson Catholic application.

      • Students can participate in Freshman-for-a-Day.

      • 790 Bergen Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306; (201) 332-5970

      • www.hudsoncatholic.org




    • St. Anthony H.S

      • This is a co-ed Catholic school.

      • Fine Arts Program, Honors Program, DeLaSalle Scholars Program, Accommodations for students with IEPs

      • Open House: Sunday, September 28th, 1pm-3:30pm, Tuesday, October 7th, 6pm- 8pm

      • Students can participate in Freshman-for-a-Day.

      • 790 Bergen Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306; (201) 332-5970

      • www.stanthonyhighschool.org




    • Marist H.S

      • This is a co-ed Catholic school.

      • Fine Arts Program, Honors Program, Champagnat Scholars Program, MedQuest Program (accelerated science curriculum to prepare students for further education in medicine), Accommodations for students with IEPs

      • Open House: Sunday, October 5th 1pm-4pm

      • Students can participate in Freshman-for-a-Day.

      • 1241 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne, NJ 07002; (201) 437-4544

      • www.marist.org


JC Public School Small Learning Communities

  • These are magnet programs for the Jersey City Public Schools.

  • For more information, contact Ms. Ellen Ruane 201-413-6934

www.jcboe.org/

  • The magnets take place at the various JC High Schools.

    • James Ferris H.S.­- 35 Colgate Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

      • Academy of International Enterprise: Hospitality and Tourism, Management and Office Procedures, Marketing, International Studies




    • William Dickinson H.S. 2 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

      • Academy of the Sciences: Science Research, Technology, Health, and U.S. Air Force JROTC




    • Lincoln H.S.- 60 Crescent Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304

      • Academy of Governance and Social Sciences: Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Legal Profession and Public Safety, Cosmetology and Barbering, U.S. Army JROTC

    • Henry Snyder H.S.- 239 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305

      • Academy of the Arts: Graphic and Commercial Design, Dance Foundations, Elements of Art, Musical Theatre, Musical Composition and Arranging, Music Educators of Tomorrow, Media Arts Tech

    • Jersey City Arts- Located at Henry Snyder High School

      • Fine Arts, Commercial Art, Instrumental Music, Drama, Vocal Music, Media Arts


University Academy Charter High School

  • Students who graduate from this high school with at least a 3.2 GPA will be eligible to receive a 4 year full academic scholarship to attend NJCU.

  • 275 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305; (201) 200-3200 www.njcu.edu/programs/uachs/

  • Application will be available at the end of October, with the lottery being held in January.


Hoboken Charter High School-

  • 4th & Garden Streets, Hoboken, NJ 07030; (201) 963-3280 www.hobokencs.org/

  • Please check the website for the most up-to-date information.

  • Open House: Upper School, Thursday, October 16th 6pm-8pm



Great Futures Charter High School for Health Sciences

  • All students will participate in academic and college/career-readiness experiences in the health sciences/medical professions, concentrating on placements at the Jersey City Medical Center at the hospital location.  All students will have opportunities to obtain college credits during the high school years. 

2495 Kennedy Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07304 (201)332-0900 (201)332-4981 fax www.lccsnj.org



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