Flemington-Raritan Regional School District (19-1510)

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

The Flemington-Raritan School District (FRSD) is a regional, pre-K-8 district serving the children, parents and residents of Flemington Borough and Raritan Township, an area encompassing 38 square miles. Our nearly 3,200 students, 375 certified staff, and our support staff are housed in six buildings: four elementary (pre K-4), an intermediate school (5-6), and a middle school (7-8). Our graduates complete their 9-12 education at the Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

Together with our parents, we provide high quality instructional programs that seek to meet each child’s individual academic, social, and emotional needs. Our focus is on providing a safe and supportive learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, a spirit of exploration, and ample opportunities for children to be successful. We encourage positive, social development through the Responsive Classroom approach and through frequent opportunities to work collaboratively with teachers and fellow students as part of the instructional process. Our instructional programs are research-based, allow for student choice and differentiation and prepares students to be college and career ready.

This philosophy is reflected in our mission statement: The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District provides our students with an exceptional education, empowering them to become problem solvers, collaborators and critical thinkers. The district creates a culture in which students act responsibly and communicate effectively in preparing to become productive citizens in a changing, global society. It is the expectation of the Flemington-Raritan School District that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels.

Our academic program includes a balanced literacy approach that utilizes Guided Reading and Writing, Reading and Writing Workshop, the use of Math Expressions (K-2), Envision Math (3-6), and Big Ideas Math (6-8), hands-on science, and interactive and engaging Social Studies Curriculum. Spanish is available to all students in grades K-8 and French is introduced as an option in grades 7-8.

We have a robust program of related arts: art, general music, health, instrumental music, physical education, Sewing/Foods, and Technology and Design. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a full array of intramural and extracurricular activities in grades 5-8.

The district offers a variety of support and gifted programs. We serve as a Reading Recovery training site, each building has English Language Arts and Math specialists that work with struggling learners, and gifted specialists who support a pull-out program in grades 3-8. We also provide English-as-a-Second Language and Bilingual Education programs. Each building has a media specialist, school counselor(s), school nurse(s), speech teachers, and access to Child Study Team members.

Technology is infused in all grade levels and subject areas. Our infrastructure supports high-speed, wireless access in every instructional space in the district. We provide a Chromebook to each student in grades 3-8 and Apple iPads are in every K-2 classroom. Technology Integration Specialists (TIS) support teachers in enhancing instruction through the meaningful and engaging use of technology.

Finally, the district is committed to providing high-quality special education services in the least restrictive environment possible. Services include in-class support, pull-out resource centers, as well as programs for students with Multiple Disabilities, Learning/Language Disabilities, Behavior Disabilities, Autism, and preschool disabilities.