782 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07013    973-470-2410


Welcome to School #13!

School Thirteen, the Athenia School of Clifton, is a school that upholds three universal principles: truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. At School Thirteen, we believe that every child has the ability to learn, and will learn best in a positive, respectful, and happy environment. It is our mission to meet students' individual needs and encourage their achievement of realistic goals.


Students enjoyed an assembly today featuring professional speech and physical therapists from the Kessler Institute. Students learned about these careers and the importance of protecting their heads while playing sports.

Kessler Institute
Kessler Institute Kessler Institute

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day our Relay for Life Team offers a special treat of a green bagel to students and staff. 

St. Patty's Day St. Patty's Day

Kindergarten created houses by folding paper and drawing details using shapes and lines.

House House
Read Across America DayRead Across America Day

March 3rd we celebrated Read Across America Day!

Read Across America Day

On February 28th, we celebrated our 100th day of school!

100th Day!
100th Day! 100th Day!

During February, our monthly theme is what it means to have good citizenship or to be an i-citizen. With the snowstorm and closing of school we were not able to share the 400 beautiful carnations purchased for sharing with friends for Valentine's Day. Knowing the wonderful, caring students of School Thirteen and their deep ability to be generous - the flowers were donated on Valentine's Day to the staff, patients, and residents at the Daughters of Miriam. Caring for others is an important part of being an i-citizen. Good job!

School 13 i-citizen
School 13 i-citizen

Snowy Harmony Garden

Somewhere behind this wall of snow lies our Harmony Garden. With a lot of sun and a little patience maybe we will be able to enter it again in the springtime.

Yesterday's assembly from the Clifton Public Library was enjoyed by all! The program described how students can call for an appointment at the library to sit and read to one of the therapy dogs. More information about the program is located on the Clifton Library website.

Dog Buddies Dog Buddies
February Calendar

Third graders explore tints and shades. By mixing a paint color of their choice with white or black paint students discover they can create a new version of their color. Adding white makes a tint of their color, which is lighter, or adding black makes a shade of their color, which is darker. Images were inspired by different landscape skylines.

Art Gallery

Our opening day was very successful here at School Thirteen. Everyone found their classroom and teacher and the day was sunny and bright. A great way to start a new school year!

Opening Day
Opening DayOpening DayOpening Day
Cool Cafe
Experience a New, Vibrant Dining Experience! MORE INFO HERE!

Our school has partnered with Charleston Wrap for our major fundraising campaign this year. There are
over 500 quality items to choose from and every purchase you make earns needed money for our school.
FundraiserSimply click the picture link to the left, or go to www.charlestonwrap.com. All items purchased will ship directly to you
and there is free shipping for all orders over $75.
Register your student and use the student code that is generated for your student to earn prizes during the
fundraising campaign, or enter our general school code for the student code at checkout anytime of the
year. Our school code is: 713017

School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Marilyn Torley, Principal
(973) 470-2410
782 Van Houten Avenue

Family School 13 Provides Extensions: Before and After School Care  Click Here for More Information