Locals love Peapack-Gladstone schools, and the town was rated Number 34 in Niche.com's 2017 Suburbs with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey. Here are the top-rated schools in the area, as well as some reviews from locals!
"My siblings went to Bedwell Elementary and they had a great experience. The teachers work so well with the kids and most everyday we came home with a smile"
- Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School
"These teachers consistently go above and beyond. I couldn't be more thrilled with the support they've given my child, year after year. Bedwell teachers are second to none!"
"Everyone at this school looks out for each other- from the administration to the teachers to the students to the parents. Academically the school is challenging and engaging. Socially there is none better.”
- Bedminster Township School
"Bedminster is a well-balanced school with a friendly enviornment."
"I can't say enough about how wonderful this school is. The teachers and administrators bend over backwards to do everything thing they can to give each child exactly what they need. This is the warm, nurturing place you dream will be your child's first experience with school. My son has learned so much and has been so happy there!”
"Im an 8th grader here and its an awesome school!! There are no bully problems and we are a NJ school to watch which is really amazing. Our principal is so nice and awesome :) the teachers are amazing! Anyone who thinks otherwise must be thinking of a different school." - A Student
"This is the best school! It has a variety of after school activities and the teachers are amazing! I would recomend any child to go here!"
"Both of my children are excelling here. They enjoy being at school, they have had no issues. My son went here from 5-8"
"My school is very good and teaches very useful information. This school challenges students to the extent to which they can actually learn and don't get confused as often as normal. a school that I recommend for students who want to be challenged and have a fun and enjoyable experience. a Bernardsville Middle School student's perspective."
"I enjoyed my full four years at Bernards High! I made tons of friends, created great relationships with my teachers, and prepared myself for a world of success as I moved on to college. All of the teachers made it very clear that they loved their jobs, which made me excited to come to school every day. The curriculum that teachers taught for AP courses my senior year prepared me for college classes, which I am incredibly thankful for. Most of the population of other high school students here were friendly, and I never really witnessed any bullying. The atmosphere at this high school was very safe. There were lots of resources, with the guidance office being a tremendous help with anything you needed, all hours of the school day. The only thing I would change about my high school was the cafeteria food! Other than that, I quite enjoyed my experience at Bernards High!"
"Right off the bat, let me say that it's a really wonderful school! The principal knows every student by name and is very supportive of all the activities that the school has to offer. If a student does not find a club or activity that they are interested in, they can speak with the principal and create the club they desire. Very supportive and nurturing environment. 10/10"
"It was a great learning environment which challenged me academically and thoroughly prepared me for the years to come once attending a university."
"I liked how everyone supports each other everyday and wants to see other succeed. The teachers are staff are very helpful."
"We are extremely happy with GSB. My son is in middle school and loves his teachers. They really care about the children. Academically, GSB is superior to any other schools around!"
"Gill St Bernard's School has been a great learning environment for our children for several years. Faculty and staff work together to meet the needs of each child and to lead them to academic success. The GSB community emphasizes core values which enable our children to flourish and to grow as individuals. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school."
"We have been at the school for 8 years and have had an outstanding experience. My shy child is now a confident public speaker with a wide range of friends. They have been challenged academically and are well prepared for independent secondary school. The integrated curriculum and systems thinking has developed their critical thinking skills. They understand how to effectively collaborate on projects and have developed strong leadership skills."
"Willow is leading the way for academic excellence through engaged and authentic learning. In addition to academics, Willow students are consistently challenged to think and make connections about subject material and the world around them. The expectation for kindness and character development is pervasive . My Willow graduates were well prepared for rigorous high school academics."
"This school has been a wonderful place for my two children whose personalities are different from each other, but are each nurtured and supported in ways that match the individual child. My children are truly happy to go school and have learned to integrate high level concepts through play and experiential learning. We look forward to many years ahead at The Cottage School!"
"A pressure-free atmosphere and dedication to details is what makes this school incredible. As an educator, I have seen play dwindle in the school and emphasis placed on work - so much is lost with this shift. I wanted to ensure my child had a place to play and develop independence, creativity and imagination, especially in today's educational climate. Since starting, my three year old's story-telling skills have blossomed - she picks up random characters, creates original stories from the interactions she imagines in her mind, as modeled in daily story circle. She also applies skills from her Spanish immersion by identifying objects by color in Spanish. The Cottage School community is amazing. The entire educational team are welcoming, warm, dedicated people. Parents are also warm and inviting. Everyone works to support each other and the school community by volunteering our time. The older students help to guide and care for the younger ones, very similar to the one-room school houses of long ago. If you long to foster a love of learning, creativity, and development of interaction with peers that is cooperative and nurturing, this is the perfect setting"
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