Principal's Page


Dear Students, Parents, and Guests

The Ralph J. Steinhauer Elementary School is the academic home to approximately 350 students in the fifth and the sixth grades.  Our dedicated teachers and staff are committed to the education of the whole student through an environment that promotes an open line of communication throughout the entire school community.  Everyone works together to meet and exceed the educational requirements of the State of New Jersey and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  This commitment involves the goal of making each child’s experience safe, enjoyable, and stimulating.  The school’s mission is to stress academic excellence through differentiated instruction, and good character through extra-curricular service learning.

Language arts and mathematics are the core academic focus areas for the students throughout the day.  Social Studies, science, visual art, vocal music, and physical education/health complete the academic offerings.  We continuously strive to make curricular improvements in order to meet the educational needs of all of our students.  Students also have the opportunity to participate in the following extra-curricular activities:  Instrumental Music, Band, Chorus, Student Council, and Drama. 

Steinhauer Elementary School is truly an educational community that emits a friendly and warm atmosphere.  It is a place where dedicated parents and professionals interact to positively influence the lives of the students.  A full-time school counselor works with students daily, listening and encouraging, supporting and helping the children to develop throughout their time in the school.  

The Ralph J. Steinhauer Elementary School will continue to strive to give students the best education possible and to teach an appreciation for the value of every individual.  We value the home/school/community relationship here in Maple Shade.  Thanks to all of those parents who regularly attend the Maple Shade Elementary PTA meetings—the work that you do on behalf of all of the K-6 students is amazing! 

The members of the office staff, Mrs. Kim Grace and Mrs. Kathy Ryan, will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns that may arise.  Please feel free to call our office.

Thank you for visiting our school website.  If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 779-7323 or email me at

Best wishes,


Cathy M. Quattrone
RJ Steinhauer Elementary School
25 N. Fellowship Road
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
(856) 779-7323
fax (856) 779-2921