August 18, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

What does “Koinonia” mean?

“Koinonia” is a Greek word meaning “Fellowship in the Holy Spirit.”

What is the average Koinonia class size?

In 2013, the average class size in K-8 is 12 students. The high school average class size is 16 students.

How well prepared are Koinonia students for college?

Koinonia graduates have continued their education at many different universities, including Notre Dame, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Villanova, Christendom College, Cooper Union, Providence College, Benedictine College, University of Pennsylvania, Holy Cross, Kean University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, the Franciscan University at Steubenville, Dartmouth, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New York University, and many others.

Furthermore, the SAT scores of Koinonia students are consistently above the national average. In 2013, the average NJ state score, which is higher than the average national score on the SAT, was 499 for Critical Reading, 522 for Math, and 500 for Writing. The average score of Koinonia students was 600, 568, and 567, respectively. Learn more on the Academic Achievement at Koinonia page.

What are the course offerings at Koinonia?

Koinonia offers a full curriculum for the college bound. Service opportunities are also integrated into the curriculum.

Does Koinonia use the Common Core State Standards?

Koinonia Academy does not use the Common Core State Standards as a basis for its curriculum. God is the source of all truth, beauty and goodness; therefore, we look to Him as the source of all that is taught at Koinonia. The basis of our curriculum is Holy Scripture, Roman Catholic Tradition, and the magisterium of the Catholic Church. The curriculum of the elementary grades emphasizes a “back to basics” approach, where mastery of the basics of communication and computation is stressed. The secondary level offers a full curriculum for the college bound.

What are the faith opportunities at Koinonia?

Students at Koinonia participate in religious education every day. K-6 classes use the Faith and Life curriculum. 7-12th grade students are taught a curriculum based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Holy Scripture, and papal teachings. The entire school attends Mass each Friday. Twice a week students gather to pray the rosary, once a week the student body gathers for charismatic prayer, and once a week for Eucharistic Adoration. The sacrament of Confession is available on a weekly basis.

What does KA cost to attend?

Tuition at Koinonia Academy is comparable to other Catholic schools. For specific tuition information, please see the Tuition page under Admission or contact the school at (908) 668-9002.

How can parents get involved at Koinonia?

The Koinonia Parents Advisory Committee (KPAC) provides many opportunities for parents to support the work at Koinonia through various committees and events run through the year.

How do we book the Koinonia Academy Concert Choir for a concert, retreat, or visit?

The choir is available for a variety of performances and/or ministry opportunities throughout the year. For information, contact Director Tom Appert at (908) 868-4976 or via e-mail at tom.appert@gmail.com .

What is NAPCIS?

Koinonia Academy is a member of NAPCIS (National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools). The mission of NAPCIS is the solidarity, strength and security of small schools teaching the Catholic Faith. NAPCIS seeks to assist in providing for the spiritual and academic growth of our nation’s Catholic school children, all directed to the greater honor and glory of God and the perpetuity of His Church on Earth.