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Mrs. Maria Llanes, Principal

Letter to parents June 2020.docx

Dear Prospective School Families and Friends of St. Cassian School, 

         Welcome to our website! I hope you enjoy reading about our beautiful school and gain knowledge of how our school provides a nurturing and wonderful educational experience for its students. 

            Our administration and staff believe that it is through St. Cassian School’s unique approach to instruction that we maximize learning for our students.  As a result, our students perform academically in the top fifteen percent nation-wide.  Our unique approach follows a gifted and talented design with a focus on integrating the arts, technology and our Catholic faith into the academic program. This is accomplished primarily through a S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curriculum approach, and by addressing the multiple intelligences of our students.  The integrated approach creates multi-dimensional learning experiences that ensure our students thrive and achieve academic success.

         In addressing our commitment to provide unique learning opportunities, we continually:

  • Offer an array of exciting programs through our MIAD (Multiple Intelligence Arts Domain) Elective Program
  • Offer new after school STEM enrichment courses in robotics and engineering, in addition to our wonderful sports and dance programs
  • Invite experts from different professions to work with our students through our Scholars–in-Residence Program. Our partners include:

o   The New Jersey Bar Association

o   The New Jersey State House (Mini Model Congress Program)

o   Center for Civic Education (Project Citizen)

o   Liberty Science Center

o   Classroom Inc. Technology

o   The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

o   American Ballroom Theater Company

o   Bergen Performing Arts Center

o   Carnegie Hall Music Education

o   New Jersey Performing Arts Center

o   Xylem Water Technology Company

o   New York Presbyterian Hospital

         With the support of the St. Cassian School Foundation, I am also delighted to announce that we have added the following new, innovative, research-based curriculum programs and resources for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Envision 2020 Math program for all grades
  • Elevate 2020 Science for grade 5 through 8
  • Science lab and Math hands-on materials for all grade levels
  • Classworks, a technology assisted program that provides an individualized learning plan for each student
  • Home online access to learning activities and lessons in all academic areas.
  • New desktops to equip the redesigned technology lab

In addition, we have enhanced school safety and security by adding:

  • Four new cameras and two 30-inch monitors making the current video monitoring devices a total of 21
  • Custom design classroom doors and locks offering maximum protection against fire and forced entry (The doors and locks are expected to be installed by September 30th)
  • Staff photo ID key cards, which offer the same security features as our previous key fobs, but also make the identification of staff by emergency responders easier and more effective

       In closing, I want to thank you for visiting our school website.  If you have not done so already, I encourage you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus. 


Yours in education and faith,

Mrs. Maria Llanes







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