Metuchen Public School District (23-3120)

Metuchen Public School District

Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged. These are ASCD’s Whole Child tenets. They are also the organizing principles for Metuchen’s district goals. The Metuchen Public School District endeavors to ensure that all children become responsible citizens, well-prepared to achieve success in a global economy. The district educates over 2250 students and proudly represents a highly supportive and involved community in suburban central New Jersey. Moss School houses the central offices and our preschool and kindergarten students. Campbell School is home to our first through fourth grade students. Edgar Middle School is proud to host the district’s fifth through eighth graders. The flagship of the district is Metuchen High School, home of the Bulldogs.

The district’s mission statement conveys our unwavering commitment to excellence for all of our students: “The Metuchen Public School District will provide all students with a safe and nurturing environment in which to foster academic, social, and emotional growth. The district is committed to allowing every student to develop to their fullest potential by providing a strong foundation of skills based on academic excellence and high performance standards. The district expects all students to achieve the standards at all grade levels. The district will provide a curriculum which is fully inclusive and recognizes the high expectations of the community.”

At Moss School, we have our early intervention special education student’s as well integrated preschool program. Moss is also home to our extended day half-day kindergarten program, with additional time dedicated to literacy instruction. The Metuchen Problem Solving initiative has enabled the teachers and students to embrace social-emotional learning in an academic environment. The faculty and students at Campbell School have centered the teaching and learning around balanced literacy and math workshop, best practices geared for maximum student achievement. Innovations in scheduling to enhance the teaching-learning process, and a focus on character education, are trademarks of the school. Edgar Middle School’s dedicated faculty members work tirelessly to close the achievement gap and ensure success for all students. Edgar teachers have been pioneers in instructional use of technology including “bring your own technology.” In addition to a focus on increasing the offerings and enrollment in AP courses, Metuchen High School emphasizes a college-going, and a college-completing, culture where efforts are always ongoing to ensure success beyond graduation in college and careers, through thoughtful post-secondary planning. There is something for everyone at Metuchen High School: art, music, clubs, sports, and of course, great academics.

The district goals are centered on ASCD’s Whole Child tenets: Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged. Great emphasis is placed on “excellence for all,” where each and every student is valued and his/her unique strengths and interests are developed.

The Metuchen Public School District is attractive to families and prospective employees alike. Strong academics are supported by the community, including a highly engaged Board of Education. Furthermore, we are committed to hiring the best and brightest educators to ensure student success. The district is dedicated to providing an environment in which our students are Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged. We embrace the use of instructional technology to support the educational mission, and we value a variety of co- and extracurricular activities to engage the whole child, all while being fiscally-responsible to the community.

For additional information about the Metuchen Public School District, please visit www.metuchenschools.org. Follow Superintendent Vincent Caputo on Twitter @MSD_Caputo and Like Us on Facebook (Metuchen Public School District).