Percentage change from latest quarter vs same time period previous year
Data compiled using 3rd quarter 2020 data vs. same period from 2019
Public & Private Institutions Of Learning
The Public School District of South Orange and Maplewood is made up of six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, and serves more than 6,800 students. It is supported by an involved parent organization, talented faculty, and a diverse student body. The vision for the district is “to be the top performing diverse suburban school district in the nation.” The goal is to provide each student with “rigorous academic opportunities to reach their personal college and career aspirations.”
A new preschool center, named the Montrose Early Childhood Center, was opened in December 2015. Full day and half day options are available for 3 and 4 year old children.
The mission of the elementary schools is to provide a learning environment that engages and challenges all students. Students are encourages to strive for excellence in all that they do while caring for and respecting one another. They are encouraged to become independent thinkers and problem solvers. The elementary schools are:
The South Orange Middle School is committed to ensuring that all students develop the skills and knowledge to be college and career ready. The curriculum is diverse and rigorous and is rooted in real-world issues and problems. Students learn in an environment that promotes "positive decision making and responsible citizenship."
Columbia High School is where students of South Orange and Maplewood learn together. More than 1,800 students are offered a wide range of elective classes in addition to their core curriculum, and more than 20 Advanced Placement courses are offered as well. To round out their high school experience, students can choose from 50 extra curricular activities and from 27 varsity sports offered through the championship athletic program.
Private and Parochial Schools Near South Orange: There are many excellent private and parochial schools in the area. Some of those options are:
For a more extensive list and a little information about each preschool, read my blog post on Choosing a Preschool or Daycare Center in the Maplewood/South Orange Area.