At SSJC, we aim to inspire our children to deeply connect with themselves and one another, giving them the tools they need to be independent, democratic, wholesome and empathetic citizens of the world.”




The Scandinavian School of Jersey City is the first full-day Scandinavian school inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education on the East Coast, serving children from 1 to 6 years old. In each classroom the children will be exposed to and learn a Scandinavian language, besides English. Our families are from global, multicultural, multilingual, urban and diverse communities.

The school’s two beautiful buildings, one brick, one modern construction, are located on a tree lined street, where the many windows enhance our many rich learning environments. The classrooms are large with bright open spacious areas that give a holistic feeling of a home away from home. Each classroom has a mini atelier, a reading area/meeting area, building area, light table and dramatic play area. The children engage in exploration work in our spacious homelike kitchen and we enjoy connecting with the local community.