The Millburn Township School District consists of seven schools— five elementary (grades K-5), one middle school (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12). In addition, the district runs an integrated preschool program for both special needs and regular education students. Approximately 5,000 students attend the district’s schools, which are known for their challenging curriculum and academic excellence.
Millburn High School has been consistently recognized as one of the most outstanding secondary schools in both the state and the nation. In 2012 Newsweek ranked Millburn High School as one of America’s top 100 high schools in the U.S. (#83), and #4 in New Jersey. MHS received a Gold Medal from U.S. News and World Report in its Best High Schools list as one of the top 500 schools in the country. Ninety-eight percent of graduating seniors attend four-year colleges, and, in recent years, the average combined SAT score for the school has been the highest in the state among public high schools. The school’s program of studies currently features 27 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and a wide range of academic electives. These electives are taught on four levels of instructional demand: Accelerated, College Prep A, College Prep B and Non-Ranked.
Millburn High School students are also extensively involved in extracurricular activities. Roughly 50 percent of students participate in the athletic program, which includes 26 varsity sports. In addition, a majority of students participate in a variety of vocal and instrumental groups, as well as in more than 60 school clubs and organizations.
Millburn Middle School (grades 6-8) is committed to providing the knowledge, skills, and values students require in order to be successful learners and leaders in the 21st century. One of its core missions is to develop leadership qualities in its students through its highly regarded Peer Leader program and a variety of character education and service-learning opportunities.
Students in the middle school are arranged on interdisciplinary teams. Academic studies are supplemented by courses in art, music, public speaking, leadership, writing, and technology.
Millburn’s five elementary schools are Deerfield, Glenwood, Hartshorn, South Mountain, and Wyoming. All five schools consistently perform at the highest level on New Jersey standardized tests. Each school focuses on the best instructional practice in reading and writing, problem-solving, and the application of technology. The schools are communities dedicated to the development of the full potential of each student – academically, socially, physically, emotionally and aesthetically.
Each school celebrates different festivals, music and the arts.
There are also numerous private, parochial and special needs schools in Millburn and Short Hills that offer excellent educational opportunities. In addition, there is a wide assortment of preschool facilities in the area, providing early learning environments.
The Montessori Children's Academy