The Founders: 


 Picture of Mayor Bret Schundler The launch of Beloved was led by former Jersey City Mayor, Bret Schundler. 
 Mayor Schundler desired to provide more educational opportunities for Jersey City and gathered a like-minded group of colleagues who shared the same goal. The founding Board Members of Beloved are pictured here:  Picture of Founding Board Members

 Picture of Sal Risalvato  
Founding Board Treasurer, Salvatore Risalvalto  


Founding Board Vice-President, Rev. Ronnie Calvin Clark. Picture of Rev. Clark 

Our Home:

Many of these individuals continue to be involved in BelovEd today. This founding group was able to acquire the site of the former Schaumburg Community Charter School at 508 Grand Street located in the heart of Jersey City. 

BelovED kicked-off by offering grades K-2 in September 2012, with 120 children in each grade level. Its founders envisioned adding one grade level per year until the school became a K-12 school. Currently BelovED has students through the 9th grade. 


BelovED soon outgrew its initial space and began adding buildings. 


Annex Building Under Construction


In 2014 a  25,000 SF annex was added


Modular Classroom Building Under Construction


In 2018 a 16,296 SF classroom building was added


High School Building Under Construction


In 2019 a 53,564 SF high school building was added.