About Us

Dear Families,

Hello and welcome to Saint Gerard Majella Catholic School. As a member of the Religious Teachers Filippini community, it has been my privilege to serve as principal of this very special school for the past 18 years. While conveniently located in the bustling city of Paterson, New Jersey, we at Saint Gerard Majella take pride in our small, family-focused, faith-filled learning environment.

I am so proud of everything our school has to offer its students. Do not let our small size fool you—we have state-of-the-art learning tools and techniques for every grade, from preschool through grade 8. Our certified teachers employ 21st century educational practices such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and blended learning. In addition, computers and other technological tools in every classroom, as well as a fully equipped science lab, help facilitate our Advanced Education (AdvancedEd) accredited practices.

However, while all of our educational offerings here at Saint Gerard Majella are impressive, perhaps what makes me most proud of our remarkable school are the things you cannot so readily see or measure: Our school is safe. Our students are respectful of one another. Our curriculum is very individualized. Our faith-based instruction is at the heart of everything we do. Our families are involved. Our students are well loved and they pass that love on…

I would welcome an opportunity to personally show you what Saint Gerard Majella can offer your child and your family. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify, and offerings such as before and after school care, a hot breakfast and lunch program and transportation can all be arranged. Please contact me for more information, or to schedule a tour. I look forward to meeting you!

God Bless,

Sister Jo-Ann Pompa, M.P.F.