, in collaboration with our state affiliate, New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional and Character Development (NJASECD), accepts Schools of Character applications from public, private and charter schools as well as districts throughout the state of New Jersey through our Schools of Character program. Applicants selected as a New Jersey School of Character will hold their designation for 3 years and their applications will be forwarded to the national level for consideration as a National School of Character.

Learn more about the application process.


Governor Christie named May 29th, 2015 Schools of Character Day in New Jersey. Read the proclamation here.



State Coordinator(s)

Eileen Dachnowicz
355 Short Drive, Mountainside, NJ07092

Nina Kemps
647 Guilford Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003