Essay Writing I

Most students take Essay Writing I in 6th or 7th Grade

This class builds upon the knowledge, skills, and competencies that students acquired in Paragraph Writing.  Students continue their study of grammar. At this level, students focus on using their grammar knowledge to write and revise their own writing and the writing of their peers. Students learn to identify, analyze, and revise misplaced phrases, fused sentences, and more.  

Students learn approximately 40 Latin and Greek roots throughout the year.  Students learn to define and utilize approximately 5 to 6 vocabulary words per root word.

COVID-19 Update

School Closure:

As I’m sure you’re all aware, many schools, children’s programs, and business have been announcing closures in the wake of COVID-19.  We’ve been closely monitoring the situation by tracking announcements made by the World Health Organization, the NJDOE, the NJDOH, Governor Murphy, local schools, and local businesses.  After much deliberation, we’ve concluded that we have no choice but to move to online schooling until further notice.

Open House Cancelled

Our Open House scheduled for March 16th is cancelled.  We are working on putting together a Virtual Open House for next week.  An e-mail will be sent out with updates.

Admissions and Placement Testing

With children stuck at home, recommendations to socially isolate, and some local jurisdictions ordering residents to shelter in place, it can seem as if life is on hold.  School has moved online.  Children’s activities are closed.  Even classes at HEROES have moved online. As such, we’re also moving testing online.


HEROES Academy is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.  In order to protect the health of students, parents, and faculty, we’ll be administering all placement tests and academic evaluations virtually….Read More