Metuchen is fortunate to be home to a variety of schools devoted to fulfilling the educational need of students from nursery school through graduate studies. With active involvement from parents, local businesses and the community, Metuchen’s educational programs strive to stimulate learning in a nurturing environment. In the 2012 New Jersey Monthly list of the Top New Jersey Public High Schools, Metuchen High School ranked No. 1 in Middlesex County and No. 19 overall. More than 15 nursery and childcare centers are located in Metuchen, each dedicated to readying students for lifelong learning.
The Metuchen School District provides the area with exemplary public education. It is comprised of Moss School (Board of Education Offices and Kindergarten Classes), Campbell Elementary School (1-4), Edgar Middle School (5-8) and the recently renovated Metuchen High School (9-12). The district also offers adult education courses, all located at Edgar Middle School.
For an alternative to public school, Metuchen offers several private institutions, which include St. Joseph High School (9-12), St. Francis Cathedral School (K-8) and Metuchen Christian Academy (K-8).
Higher education is easily accessed through nearby Rutgers University (the state university of New Jersey). Being one of the nation’s oldest universities, Rutgers has a campus situated close by in New Brunswick, as well as in Newark and Camden. This exceptional public university offers 100 distinct bachelors, 100 masters and 80 doctoral and professional degree programs.
Additionally, several community colleges and technical schools are located in the area.