"Children are not  vessels to be filled,
but lamps to be lit"

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School

     One of the greatest gifts a child can receive is an opportunity to experience continued growth through learning. Consider allowing your child the chance to experience a high-quality Christian-Catholic atmosphere flavored with Byzantine-Rite traditions. They will truly experience a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime learning adventure.

     Our principal, teachers, and staff await the opportunity to greet and welcome your child, or children, with open arms. You will not regret your decision to entrust us with their education. For further information, please contact the school office at (973) 779-0249 to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you.

SNUCS Family

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School, located in Passaic, was established as an elementary teaching institution in 1943 to educate the whole child in a wholesome, Christian-Catholic atmosphere flavored with the Byzantine-Ukrainian Rite traditions. St. Nicholas School is under the direction of the Department of Education of Paterson and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Over 70 years of Christian Service have been provided by the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate.

Our Philosophy

     “God created humans in His image; in the divine image He created them; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)

     There is within the school a concern to develop the human personality of each child in all its dimensions: spiritual, intellectual, moral, emotional, social, and physical. Various teaching methods and materials are used to suit each child’s capabilities, needs, and interests. The greatest gift children can receive from their school years is a love of and an enthusiasm for their continued growth through learning. Their experience in the classroom must prepare them to make value judgments and constructively make decisions, great and small. Furthermore, they must learn to appreciate differing points of view to understand, value, and respect themselves and others. The qualified faculty and staff strive to further the Christian ideals nurtured in the home. It realizes the importance of the family.

"When God leads You to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only one of two things will happen; either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly!"