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Recent News

Mr. Apruzzese, Mrs. Faccone, and the Famous Bob Ross joined in to paint our Garden Mural before the last day of school! The Garden Committee has been working for two years to put plans in place to have a garden of flowers, seating for students, a rock garden, and a colorful wall mural. Hard work had paid off as we have seen much progress in the P. S. 6 Garden, especially over the spring months. We are closer to our goals and feeling positive about the future of this outdoor garden space that our students can enjoy!
The theme this year is, "Do Something: The Year of Action!" Our students, guided by Dennis Buonagura and the Art Yard teacher artists, were able to express their big ideas and creativity. We are so lucky to have so many artistically talented students as well as our art docents, who guided our visitors during their Art Gallery tours all week! Please visit the link below if you are interested in seeing more our of P.S. 6 students' artwork for sale!
Here are the details:
Date: Thursday, June 13th
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Five Corners Library: 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Virtual Option: Can’t make it in person? Join us online at

What’s Happening:
We’re excited to unveil the latest designs for transforming the Bergen Arches into a greenway and transitway that provides opportunity for connecting to nature and history. Your feedback from the last meeting and survey helped shape these designs, and now we need your input once again!

Your Input Matters:
Whether you’re interested in enjoying nature, running or biking, expanding public transit, or some other activity, your input will help us create a space that reflects our community’s needs and desires. We’ll provide opportunities for you to review the designs, tell us what you like, and suggest any changes you believe are necessary.

Bring the Family:
This isn’t just for adults! Bring your kids along – there will be fun activities for them too!

Spread the Word:
We need your help to make this event a success! Please spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors. Let’s ensure that everyone has a chance to contribute to this exciting project.

Learn More:
Visit to learn more about the project and how you can get involved.
Your participation is crucial in shaping the future of this community. We can’t wait to see you there!


Mission Statement

Jotham W. Wakeman School Mission Statement
It is our Mission and Mandate to adhere to our Core Beliefs:  Our main purpose is to improve student achievement.  Effective instruction is our key to improving student achievement.  Effective instruction is delivered all day, every day.  Always have high expectations for ourselves and our students.

About Us

  • 70% of students meet or exceed expectations of NJSLA
  • Chess lessons during the school day from a chess master
  • Outperformed the state in ELA and Math on NJSLA on all grade levels
  • Tara Ruiz
    Teacher of the Year 2022
  • Patricia Ortega
    Educational Services Professional of the Year 2022