Grades: PK-12 | 446 students
- The Wardlaw-Hartridge School prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection.
- We provide an educational atmosphere characterzied by academic challenge,support for individual excellence, diversity and a familiar sense of community.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||446 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 31%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||65 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||14 students|
|Number of AP Courses||19 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science, Economics Marco, English Literature, European History, French, History of Art, Latin: Vergil, Music Theory, Physics B, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government and Politics, United States History|
|Average SAT score||1270|
|Average ACT score||29|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||15000 to 37000 depending upon grade|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Admissions Director||Linda Coleman|
|Admissions Associate||Gerard R. Gonnella|
|Endowment Size||2 million|
|Total Sports Offered||12 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||23 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Admission Ambassadors, Club Awareness, Club Interact, Cum Laude Society, Digital Photography, Drama, Environmental Green, Extreme Sports, Gay Straight Alliance, Get to Steppin', Global Connections, Investment, Math League, Model UN, Peer Leadership, Public Speaking, School Newspaper, Science and Math Society, Spanish, Student Council, Taekwondo, W-H TV, Yearbook Club Awareness, Club Interact, Drama, Extreme Sports, Investment, Math League, Model UN, Spanish, Taekwondo, W-H TV, Yearbook, Admission Ambassadors,
Cum Laude Society,
Gay Straight Alliance,
Get to Steppin',
Science and Math Society,
- Wardlaw-Hartridge today is a school with an honored past that looks forward to a vital future. In some ways, we are not a typical independent school. We fly the flags of literally dozens of nations that represent the recent ancestry of our diverse student body. The student art that enlivens all of our hallways is rich with these multiple influences and traditions. We are committed to integrating technology, world languages and the arts into our liberal arts curriculum beginning with our youngest students. Our teachers routinely ask our students to pull ideas from multiple disciplines, and to express these ideas clearly in writing and in public speech.At the center of the school experience is a vital energy, the spark of connections between students and teachers as they explore the thinkers of the past and present, as they puzzle out how to express themselves on paper, on canvas or on the stage, and as they work together to form teams that call forth the best that each individual has to offer. Whether you are a prospective student or a graduate, you will find a place that will excite your imagination. If you are a parent, you will find a school that welcomes a strong partnership with you.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
Basking RidgeGrades: K-12 | 1114 students
131 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
SomersetGrades: PK-12 | 691 students
1345 Easton Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
SomersetGrades: PK-8 | 268 students
152 Cedar Grove Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
SummitGrades: PK-12 | 633 students
42 Norwood Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
LivingstonGrades: 6-12 | 593 students
91 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
We have the privilege of being wardlaw parents for 3 years now and are very happy with our decision. Living in a neighborhood where the public schools are not that bad, it is a really difficult decision for parents to invest in a private school. The main factor that impresses us is the small class size of not more than 12 in a class ( a total school strength of 400) which lets the teachers really bond with the children over the year and know their strengths and weakness in order to provide a more customized education. The kids who need help in some classes are given extra help and the kids who are smarter are challenged more with optional activities and assignments and encouraged to be peer leaders for their friends and other classmates right from the elementary school. Public speaking is taught and is an essential unit right from 2nd grade.Creative writing, technology, spanish are some of the other skills that they instill in an early learner. The standard of education in liberal arts and humanities can definitely not be compared with any public school curriculum. The children are constantly encouraged to read, write and publish materials at every level. The curriculum and courses offered in middle and high school are highly comparable to the best private schools in the tristate area. The teachers are highly educated, very experienced in the subject and unlike the typical private school teacher who looks down upon the common "man", they are very friendly and easy to talk to. The only big ''negative'' that can be said about the school is the not so impressive college profile with many high school students not being selected in the Ivies. It also needs a much more stronger college counsellor board compared to its peers like Pingry, newark academy or Princeton day school even though their tuition are all almost the same. The only factor that makes many parents stick to this school in spite of these issues is the more comfortable atmosphere that the school creates unlike the cut throat and cold Pingry school. And yes, in my opinion, the '' atmosphere'' is very important too as children are more likely to perform their best where there are understanding teachers who appropriately challenge and guide them rather than a pressure cooker type environment.
- Posted by Parent - Golds
My husband and I are proud to be the parents of a Wardlaw Hartridge graduate. After the truly great education our daughter received at Wardlaw, she went on to Pace University and then to Veterinary Medical School. Today, we are the proud parents of an extremely intelligent, highly competent Veterinarian. Some of the best money we ever spent was sending our daughter to the Wardlaw Hartridge School. Very proud of the association.
- Posted by Parent - Fancy
Our child has been a student in the lower school for four years. Wardlaw-Hartridge is excellent for nurturing and bringing out the best in each student. The school has a strong curriculum that helps each student develop a love for learning.
- Posted by Parent - edrae
March 23, 2017
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