The St. Therese Difference

Our mission at Saint Therese School is to offer an alternative in education, what we call the Saint Therese Difference.

The Saint Therese Difference is not something that can be easily measured or defined, but its results can be seen in our children every day. Our children benefit from an enriching and caring environment where Catholic Christian values become an integral part of every day life; an environment where they are encouraged to develop as individuals and to fulfill their intellectual and spiritual potential.


Diocese of Paterson School Profile:

St. Therese School

135 Main Street

Succasunna, NJ 07876

Principal's name: Mr. Timothy Dunnigan

Phone Number: 973-584-0812 x103

Fax Number: 973-584-2029

Email address:

Website link: 

School Mission Statement: St. Therese School was founded to promote learning, enhance a faith community and prepare students for a changing world.

Accreditations: AdvanceED

Grade Levels:
Pre K 3 Our program offers choice of full days or half days
Pre K 4 Our program offers choice of full days or half days
K-8 Kindergarten is 5 full days

Current Year Enrollment: 220

Student/Teacher Ratio 18:1

Average Class Size 18

Standardized Testing Terra Nova

Applications & Tuition: Please contact our school office for detailed information on our application process and current tuition.
Academics The Catholic School curriculum meets all state regulations and guidelines. In addition, the diocesan guidelines require a strong religious education curriculum. Catholic Schools engage in an ongoing process of evaluation, certification, and accreditation of both teachers and programs

World Language(s): Spanish

Technology: Computer lab, smartboards, ipads, Access Points

Fine & Performing Arts: Art and Music

Lunch Program: Lunch program is provided by Aramark through Roxbury School District

Before/After School Care: Aftercare Program is available

Transportation: Buses are provided through Roxbury, Hopatcong and Mt. Olive school districts

Athletics: CYO Basketball

Clubs: Art, Chess, Lego, Yearbook, National Honor Society; Robotics Club

Community Service: Students are required to complete service hours per year


Support Organizations: Youth Ministry, CYO Basketball, Baskets of Hope

Social media: ‘Find Us On’ button: Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube (located at top right and footer of all website pages)

We also regularly use QR codes on print media connecting people to Facebook, the school website, various events. 

The mission of the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Paterson is to develop communities that areChrist-centered, academically excellent and welcoming, that enable students to be life-long learners and good citizens of the world.