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.


School 13 is a Kindness Certified School!

Parents sign your 1st through 8th grader up early for Clifton Schools' Integrated Summer Enrichment Experience (I.S.E.E)!!!!
Visit our ISEE page for more information and to register!

Congratulations to our awesome Gardening Team (Mrs. Canavan, Mrs. Peskosky, Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Webster and the Cisowski Family) on a successful Butterfly Garden here at School Thirteen. 

School Thirteen Patrol enjoying their experience at Arlington National Cemetery.


Today our School Thirteen Patrol are enjoying a tour of our nation's Capitol. Looks like it is getting a face lift.

The second annual Science Fair at School Thirteen was very successful. The three finalists left to right: Michael S., Emily R. and Mark L.
Congratulations to all those who participated!

School Thirteen was well represented at the NJ Devil's last game of the season. Everyone went home winners! Thank you to Ms. Rossi and Mrs. Cerpa for putting this evening together.

Our very own, Mr. Kleiner traveled to Nashville to present at the NSTA Conference. His presentation was engaging and informative. Roughly 50 people attended and enjoyed the several experiments Mr. Kleiner shared.

Please join us this week as we participate in the Great Kindness Challenge! More will be posted on our website as the week progresses. Let's make it a special week for students, staff, and families!

Parents who are interested in receiving text alerts and updates from our PTA need to supply email address or cell phone to schoolpta13@gmail.com

Our annual Halloween Parade was such fun! The weather was perfect, the costumes were creative, and our classroom parties were delicious! Thank you to all the families who donated healthy treats and made this day a success for the children. You'll notice that many of the teachers dressed as super heroes...as well they should.

Red Ribbon Week reminds all of us how important it is to remain drug free. On Tuesday we all took a pledge stating our intent. Each class was represented as an OWL...our new up and coming school mascot!

Our 2nd Grade enjoy a story each year entitled, Teacher's Pet. As part of the story experience they create animal masks representing the type of pet they would enjoy. Having 104 second grade students we have a lot of little animal pets around the building.

Teachers Pet
Teachers Pet Teachers Pet
Teachers Pet

Parents have been asking for ideas on how to best celebrate their child's birthday with the new Wellness Guidelines. Kudos to the Olivares family for creating a delightful treat that their daughter's class truly enjoyed!

Healthy Birthday Treat

Thank you to our families and PTA members and PTA Board for creating such a fun event on Friday night! Trunk or Treat has really grown here at School Thirteen. The children had so much fun!

Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat

A GLORIOUS Day for Field Day at School Thirteen! Thank you to all the parents who helped make today such a success! Field Day

Field Day
Field Day Field Day
Field Day Field Day
Field Day

The entire school took a moment today to pause and acknowledge Patriot Day.

Patriot Day patriot Day

Our first day of school started off brilliantly! Sun was shinning, students were dressed in their best 'first day of school' outfits and the teachers were brimming with excitement. A lot of great things will be happening at school this year. Don't miss the action. Visit our site often!

First Day Back!
First Day Back! First Day Back!
Family School 13 Provides Extensions: Before and After School Care  Click Here for More Information

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