Residents are proud of the high quality education provided in Old Bridge Township. Old Bridge Township Public Schools supply excellent pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education to more than 10,000 students each year, making it one of the state’s largest suburban school districts.
Its system is comprised of 12 elementary schools, two middle schools and the two-campus Old Bridge High School.
Supplementing the first-rate traditional curriculum, Old Bridge Township Public Schools afford enrichment programs for exceptional students at all levels, a special education program, English as a Second Language (ESL), the Basic Skills Improvement Program and a multitude of extracurricular clubs and activities. In addition, the district operates the Old Bridge Community School, which enriches the lives of residents by offering opportunities in the areas of education, culture, recreation and vocation. The range of programming is impressive and includes business and career-related courses, financial planning programs, computer classes, personal improvement programs, fitness classes, painting courses and much more.
Private school alternatives are also available for parents and students interested in pursuing this educational route. St. Thomas the Apostle School, St. Ambrose School and Calvary Christian School are located within Old Bridge, with many other private institutions positioned nearby. The area also offers a number of early childhood development and childcare facilities for busy parents looking to start their child’s education off on the right foot.
Students pursuing higher education have easy access to several of New Jersey’s finest institutions. Middlesex County College is positioned approximately 12 miles from Old Bridge in Edison. This public community college, which also operates centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy, awards associate degrees and certificates in a variety of fields. Old Bridge is also near the main Brookdale Community College campus in Lincroft.
Around 11.5 miles from Old Bridge, students take advantage of the outstanding opportunities of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey’s New Brunswick campus. This campus stands as the original and largest campus in the Rutgers network, enrolling more than 36,000 students annually. Rutgers is a nationally recognized public research university offering more than 100 undergraduate majors and in excess of 180 graduate programs.
Further options for higher learning in the region include Monmouth University, located 25 miles from Old Bridge in West Long Branch, and the prestigious Seton Hall University in South Orange, an approximate 30-mile drive from town.