Is school district information one of the first things you look for when you read real estate ads? Good schools aren’t just important if you have school-age children. School district reputation affects home prices and values, helping you get the best return on investment for your home. In Frenchtown, students start their school careers at Frenchtown Elementary School and graduate from the Delaware Valley Regional High School.
Frenchtown Elementary School
You don’t see many schools like Frenchtown Elementary these days. While most districts have multiple classrooms for the same grade, each grade level has only one classroom at Frenchtown Elementary. The school educates Frenchtown Borough students in grades Pre-K through 8.
Remaining at the same school through middle school offers many benefits. Thanks to small class sizes, students enjoy close relationships with other teachers and students. The supportive environment stimulates their natural curiosity and allows plenty of opportunities to apply the knowledge they learn in class.
Computer literacy curriculum starts at an early age. In fact, kindergarteners learn basic coding using the Kodable software app. The use of computers is integrated into the curriculum at every grade level.
Staying fit and active is particularly important for elementary and middle school students. In addition to getting exercise during physical education classes, Frenchtown Elementary students can participate in co-ed soccer and boys and girls basketball. Other activities include chorus, band, student council German Club, Ski Club, STEM Club, Sketchbook Club and Kindness Club.
Delaware Valley Regional High School
Students from Frenchtown Borough, Alexandria Township, Milford Borough, Holland Township and Kingwood Township attend Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown. With around 850 students, the high school is one of the smaller ones in Central New Jersey. The relatively small student population gives teens more opportunities to excel in sports and extracurricular activities.
At Delaware Valley, students can explore several career areas by enrolling in career cluster academies. Academies include Computer Science and Software Engineering, Bio-Medical Science, Engineering, and Fine and Performing Arts.
A concurrent enrollment program allows students to take classes at the high school and receive college credits at Seton Hall University and Raritan Valley Community College. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, students can also receive concurrent credit at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The cost-saving program can help reduce the total amount students pay for their college educations.
Students can also earn college credits by passing advanced placement (AP) tests after taking AP classes. AP classes offered include:
- Studio Art
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Calculus, both AB and BC
- Computer Science Principles
- Computer Science A
- Music Theory
- Environmental Science
- Physics I and II
- Art History
- European History
- S. Government and Politics
- Spanish Language and Culture
- Spanish Literature
The school offers band, chorus, cheerleading, football, boys’ cross country, field hockey, girls’ and boys’ soccer, volleyball, girls’ and boys’ basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, and track and field. A fall play, winter musical and a Spring Dance Showcase give student performers a chance to show off their abilities.
Students can also participate in ski, art, book, environmental, diversity, games, Model UN and other clubs.
How the Schools Measure Up
Frenchtown Elementary School receives an A- overall grade from Niche.com and an A+ grade for teachers. Delaware Valley Regional High School was certified as a Future Ready School in 2017. The certification is awarded to schools that are committed to preparing students to succeed in the digital age.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the high school 198 among New Jersey High Schools. Ninety-four percent of students at the school graduate in four years.
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