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Feature: The Brunswick School of Jersey City

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Before the Brunswick Center, Seventh and Brunswick was home to Holy Rosary, a traditional Catholic school that educated hundreds of Jersey City residents through the years.

And while the location now hosts many fitness, health and wellness-oriented businesses, its legacy of educating JC’s youth continues, first with the Brunswick School, a pre-school for children from 6 months old to Kindergarten.

Owner Jillian Hernandez and director Erin Van Horn say they’re well aware of the history of their new school’s digs.

“So many adults who are born and raised in Jersey City and have strong ties here have come up to us and said, ‘That was my school,'” said Hernandez. “They would talk my ear off with all these stories about nuns and the church and they were excited to see what we’re doing with the center and keeping the integrity of the school as a school.”

Hernandez says they will use up to 10 classrooms in the former school, including some partitioned into music or technology enrichment centers. They hope to have up to 150 students and 20 to 25 staff members including teachers, receptionists and chefs (no nuns, though).

While the Brunswick School is, in some ways, continuing a tradition, it’s also innovating and providing a curriculum that Downtown Jersey City parents can get behind.

“I think it’s extremely important to do a good job developing children at a young age — a child’s brain really develops in the first three years of life,” explained Hernandez.

The Brunswick School focuses on core education but also places emphasis on more creative activities. For example, kids at the school learn visual art, music and dance and can also take yoga and Spanish classes.

“We want children to learn without realizing they’re learning and just having fun,” said Hernandez. “Our curriculum provides creativity in a structured format…children at this age thrive on routine and structure, and we’re providing it, but it in a way that makes learning fun for them.”

Hernandez says they’re also particularly sensitive to parents’ needs. The entire program runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate early drop-off and late pick-up and includes meals prepared in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Parents can also choose between different day packages depending on how many days they want their kids to be at school.

“It’s really exciting to see all the businesses here with art, dance, music and fitness,” said Hernandez. “We’ve already gotten so much great feedback from people.

“We’re having fun developing this school. It’s important for this community and goes hand-in-hand with all the development going on in Jersey City.”

For more information, visit TheBrunswickSchool.com.

Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival 2015 #JC4th

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Jersey City’s Second Annual JERSEY CITY FREEDOM & FIREWORKS FESTIVAL at Liberty State Park! This event-packed day includes live music, children’s entertainment, amusement rides, a smorgasbord of food and drink options, and a breathtaking fireworks display by Grucci highlighting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Festival will benefit Special Olympics New Jersey to send their qualified participating Olympians to the L.A. World Games.

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Wanna be the official starter for Jersey City’s big fireworks show? Here’s how | NJ.com

4th of July fireworks are back in Jersey City

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Summer Program at The Brunswick School of Downtown Jersey City

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Our Summer Program for outside students grades Pre-K 3- 5th is beginning Monday, the 29th. Where will your child be this summer? Join The Brunswick School’s summer program for an incredible summer adventure filled with outdoor play, field trips, weekly themes and special events and a chance to make great friends! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Grand Opening: The Brunswick School in Downtown Jersey City

The Brunswick School is opening its doors on July 6th; Welcome to the Brunswick Center

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We are thrilled to announce that the wait is finally over! The Brunswick School will officially open our doors to welcome your children on Monday, July 6th. The excitement level here is high knowing that our halls will be filled with laughter and our new classrooms will now be occupied by happy learners! Thank you so much for your continued patience and your support. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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After Looking Everywhere, a Jersey City Condo | The New York Times

For the record, the building where they bought is in the Village section of JC (354 3d Street):

 

Chris Maiurro and Kathryn Bringle searched for an apartment in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, before ending up in New Jersey.

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318-328 Newark Ave | BGT Enterprises

Proposed for 318-328 Newark Ave:

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Hearing set for $10M plan to connect Downtown Jersey City to Liberty State Park | NJ.com

Would you like to see this extension happen?

The bridge would extend Jersey Avenue into Liberty State Park.

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Change your life in just 10 weeks | MAX Fitness

Start your 10 Week Challenge with the MAX Challenge at the Brunswick Center

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CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN JUST 10 WEEKS WITH THE MAX!

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Jersey City New Brooklyn | Jersey City Artists

Jersey City: The new Brooklyn? An influx of artists is transforming the area into a creative scene that developers can brag about

“Making Art Dance,” one of many installations seen at Mana Contemporary, included a David Salle backdrop and costumes for “The Elizabethan Phrasing of the Late Albert Ayler,” a ballet. Photo by Joe Schildhorn.

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