St. Cassian School
190 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
973 746 1636



Pre K through 8

About Us
Our School
Visual and Performing Arts
MIAD Electives
Nurturing Our Students

About Us

Our School 

A family planted in faith, growing in knowledge. A tradition of academic excellence with a strong Catholic foundation, educating children from Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth Grade.


  • Faith-based education centered on teaching Catholic values
  • Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Friendly and family-centered school community focused on delivering an unparalleled education
  •  Personalized attention from an exceptional highly qualified faculty
  • State-of-the-art technology, including SmartBoards in every classroom, computer centers/labs, 3-D printers,  an individual laptop provided to every middle school student and one to one deployment of ipads in the elentary grades  
  • An academic curriculum that integrates the arts and addresses the students' Multiple Intelligences (in accordance to Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences)
  • Gifted and Talented Programs, such as our elective courses, which enhance learning expereinces
  • Opportunities for student enrichment through chorus, musical theater, creative movement, instrumental band, sports and diverse extracurricular activities
  • Extended care options

The St. Cassian School Mission:

Our mission is primarily to help each child develop as a whole independent person: spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically through  a faith-based curriculum integrating technology and the visual and performing arts.

St. Cassian School is focused on maximizing each student’s potential through a challenging academic curriculum in an environment that is focused on Catholic-Christian values.  The school is committed to academic excellence emphasizing a technology and arts-infused curriculum that develops each child intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically.

 St. Cassian School mentors the uniqueness of each child by addressing his or her multiple intelligences. What does this mean in practice?  The love of writing may not come only from a writing assignment, but from an author who shares how life can develop into a book.  The love for our country may not emanate from reading books about the founding fathers, but from being on the Mini Model Congress Team and hearing directly from politicians in Trenton about how difficult – and yet amazing -- democracy is.  The appreciation of history may not develop from a classroom lecture, but from creating a silent film about the “Roaring Twenties”.  The love of math may not come from a textbook, but through STEM activities such as designing and building a bridge with classmates.

As a community of faith, St. Cassian students learn about the history, doctrine and practices of our Catholic Church.    They pray together daily, attend Mass, and participate in community service projects, which develop and encourage a sense of responsibility in becoming conscientious and empathetic Christian members of society.  

In summary, St. Cassian School prepares students not only to meet the challenges of the 21st century, but also be its leaders and champions.