Fair Haven School District (25-1440)

Fair Haven School District

The Fair Haven Public School District is a highly successful Pre-K through 8 district dedicated to providing our students with a broad academic foundation, nurturing their talents and abilities, and inspiring them to be lifelong learners. Comprised of the Viola L. Sickles School for grades Pre-K through 3 and the Knollwood School for grades 4-8, the Fair Haven School district has a combined student population of approximately 1000 students. Upon eighth grade graduation, Fair Haven students attend Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School for grades 9-12.

The Fair Haven School District offers students a challenging, research-based curriculum designed in accordance with the New Jersey & Common Core Standards. The district offers a wide array of services to meet the needs of all learners through the implementation of strong academic programs and differentiation of instruction in all grades and subject areas. The school day is enhanced through the offering of a wide variety of athletic, co and extra-curricular activities including band, chorus, Stock Market Club, Debate Club and a dynamic drama program for fourth through eighth grade students.

The talented and dedicated Fair Haven faculty, comprised of teachers, support staff and administrators, is committed to meeting the needs of the whole child while fostering an atmosphere of caring and respect. The staff is supported in their work by a strong, focused and sustained program of staff development, which serves as the foundation of our professional learning community and positively affects student learning.

The Fair Haven School District is once again recognized as “A Model District for World Language Instruction” by the NJ Department of Education. As one of the few districts in the state to win this award, we are proud of our outstanding world language program and our remarkable teaching staff.

The Fair Haven community cares deeply about the education of our students as evidenced by their ongoing, annual support in a myriad of ways. All stakeholders in the town including parents, Board of Education, PTA, Education Foundation and borough administration work together on behalf of the students. In addition to the past enhancements including the installation of a wireless network in both of our schools, the furnishing of all classrooms with Smartboards, and providing our students with some of the latest technology tools, we are excited to announce that our District has successfully moved to 1:1 chromebooks in grades 3-8 for the 2016-17 School Year. With this exciting initiative comes the 100% full adoption by staff of the use of Google Classroom district wide. It is our hope that, through the unparalleled cooperation of these great organizations, that we will continue to foster a learning environment where the only limit for our students is their imagination.

In Fair Haven, we believe in always putting our best foot forward. We believe in challenging our students to become their very best, and we are thankful for the support of our School Community to that end.

As Superintendent of the Fair Haven Schools, it is my great privilege to serve in such an outstanding community. We are extremely proud of our innovative programs, our exceptional teaching staff and parental support, and most importantly, our extraordinary children.