Narrowing your list of Central New Jersey apartment possibilities can be as simple as evaluating the school districts in each location. The most desirable areas tend to have high-performing schools that prepare students to excel after high school.
In fact, Bridgewater, NJ, is particularly popular with apartment residents, thanks to the stellar reputation of its schools. Here are a few reasons why the Bridgewater-Raritan School District is so highly regarded.
Schools Are Dedicated to Providing a Quality Education for Each Age Group
Close to 9,000 students attend 11 schools in the Bridgewater-Raritan School District. Primary schools educate students in Pre-K through 4th grade and focus not only on academic achievement but also character education. In addition to preparing students to read and write, the schools also focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) education. Third and fourth graders learn how to approach scientific problems creatively and participate in annual science fairs and expos that includes some pretty impressive projects.
Pre-K programs are offered to disabled students in the district. Other students can also participate, with spots awarded on a lottery basis. Enrollment in the primary schools ranges from 275 to 500 students, depending on the school. Bridgewater-Raritan primary schools include:
- Adamsville Primary School – 400 Union Avenue
- Bradley Gardens Primary School – 148 Pine Street
- Crim Primary School – 1300 Crim Road
- Hamilton Primary School – 9 Hamilton Lane
- John F. Kennedy Primary School – 255 Woodmere Street
- Milltown Primary School – 611 Milltown Road
- Van Holten Primary School – 360 Van Holten Road
Students in grades five and six attend the Eisenhower Intermediate School at 719 Eisenhower Avenue or Hillside Intermediate School at 844 Brown Road. More than 770 students attend Eisenhower, while 578 students attend Hillside.
Intermediate students take part in a technology cycle that provides them with the skills they need to navigate a world filled with computers and digital devices. They use computer-assisted multimedia techniques to solve problems and how to use editing software and cameras to create videos. Sixth graders even receive an introduction to robotics during their technology cycles.
Middle and High Schools Offer Large Variety of Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
Technology, literacy, language skills and arts continue to be emphasized during the middle and high school years in Bridgewater-Raritan schools. In the middle school, students continue with Spanish classes or opt to study Latin, Chinese, French, Italian or German. Extracurricular activities give both middle and high school students the chance to apply classroom knowledge or try a new skill or sport. Popular clubs include:
- Art club
- Astronomy club
- Animal shelter club
- Glee club
- Chemistry Olympiad
- Feeding America
- Introverts of BRHS
- Intramural sports
- Floor hockey
- Student newspaper
- Jazz ensemble
- Robotics club
- Mock trial team
- Anime club
- Geography bee
- Comedy/improve club
Bridgewater-Raritan Schools Are Highly Regarded
Bridgewater-Raritan schools have received a number of impressive honors over the years. The high school was awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence from the U.S. Department of Education and was also named a Star School by the New Jersey Department of Education. The highly coveted Star School designation is awarded to schools that successfully prepare students for academic and workplace readiness standards. The high school boasts a 95 percent graduation rate and was ranked 48th in New Jersey in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School rankings.
Bridgewater-Raritan schools regularly receive awards and field math and robotics teams that excel at competitions thanks in large part to the outstanding faculty. Teachers are dedicated to providing a positive learning environment and helping students master concepts that are the basis for future success. Special assistance and programs are available for students with special needs or who need a little extra help.
Are you looking for an apartment in Bridgewater that’s close to schools, stores and transportation? Consider Fairway 28, a Country Classics Community. As a Fairway 28 resident, you’ll enjoy a spacious one- or two-bedroom that features all the amenities you want, such as gourmet kitchens, balconies, an on-site fitness facility and dog run. Contact us to learn which apartments will be available when you plan to move.
U.S. News & World Report: Best High Schools