Primary Grades

Classes for primary grades cover both math and language arts in a once-a-week 2-hour class.  Our student are typically very advanced readers; the students in these classes are often reading several years above grade level; however, they still require writing and math instruction at a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade level.  At HEROES, we understand that students’ academic skills develop at different rates.  Our classes are designed to accommodate this discrepancy. 

Accelerated 1st Grade Math & Language Arts

In order to qualify for our Accelerated 1st Grade Math and Language Arts class, students must be independent readers.  Our Accelerated 1st Grade class starts with 1st grade math and language arts standards.  Most of the students in the class also begin working through 2nd grade standards.  

Accelerated 2nd Grade Math & Language Arts

Students in this class are reading chapter books.  This class starts with 2nd Grade Math and Language Arts standards, but many students are also able to complete the 3rd Grade Math standards throughout the year.

Accelerated 3rd Grade Math & 2nd Grade Language Arts

Students in this class are reading chapter books.  This class covers Accelerated 3rd Grade Math and 2nd Grade Language Arts.

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