Principal's Message

Mary Ethel Costello School

“Where Dreams are Nurtured”

520 Cumberland Street

Gloucester Cit, NJ


Mr. William J O’Kane Email:

Principal Phone: 856-456-7000

Welcome to the Mary Ethel Costello school family. The MEC experience is filled with challenges, new beginnings, supportive team members and lots of joy. It’s our goal to enhance all our students’ strengths and develop confident independent learners. We ask all our parents and guardians to join us this year as we strive for excellence in and out of the classroom. Character education is an important component in everything we do here at school. Please be diligent about continuing the “Good Character” conversation at home. Take advantage of all we have to offer here at MEC by keeping informed about programs, activities and events. Clear communication is a priority. Please reference our web page, school calendar, class roll and your child’s agenda book for constant up dates.

MEC is all about…

Character Education
Great students
Journaling across the curriculum 
Dynamic Teachers
Reading with a purpose 
Exciting assemblies
Math facts for everyday use 
Jump Rope for Heart
Fun nights 
The Math Challenge
Learning teams 
Field days
21st Century Learning - Open Labs
Character Hearts for Pajama Days 
Spirit Assemblies
Advisory - Team Building 
Music and Art Shows
Environment Clubs 
Students Council/ Bake sales
Positive Parents A PTO that rocks

Respect / Responsible /Ready Fall Pep Rallies

And much more…Catch the ROAR of the MEC experience!!!!

“ How to tell students what to look for without telling them what to see is the dilemma of teaching.”-Lascelles Abercrombie

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In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies, our school may be closed. Information about emergency closings or late openings will be given on this web site, Radio KYW-1060, and through our emergency phone chain system.

In an emergency, our School Code is #561