The High Bridge Middle School has a student body and staff dedicated to excellence. Its sixth, seventh and eighth grades have an average class size of 20 students. Students encounter a climate that is nurturing and fosters healthy social, emotional and intellectual growth. Student work is proudly displayed throughout the building which serves as a preview to the dynamic classroom environment. The teachers employ current instructional methods such as differentiated instruction and essential elements of instruction in order to create meaningful learning experiences.
The diverse needs of middle-level students are met by offering a strong academic program that includes language arts, inquiry-based science, mathematics, advanced math, algebra, social studies, Spanish, art, music, computer literacy and family/consumer science. After-school, co-curricular and athletic programs such as chorus, band, drama, homework club, literary magazine, volleyball, cross country, basketball, baseball and softball are offered in order to expand student interests and to foster team building and/or sportsmanship. Programs such as student government, where leadership and community service projects promote positive character education skills and enhance social consciousness, serve to broaden Middle School students’ developmental growth. Academic and behavioral support is provided by the teaching staff, the school nurse, the guidance counselor, the Child Study Team and the administration.
Academic assistance study periods provide intensive individual pacing and monitoring of schoolwork for select students. The Middle School utilizes an Intervention and Referral System to provide assistance for at-risk students. The Gifted and Talented Program utilizes multiple assessments to identify students, provides individualized programs and offers a range of services for qualifying students. Special Education students receive a range of services from in-class support to pullout replacement instruction as well as daily study skills. Technology remains a high priority and is integrated throughout the educational program. Our library continues to meet the needs of both the traditional and digital learner.
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) generously sponsors and coordinates resources designed to enrich our school through programs such as the cultural arts program, the Rutgers’ Science Bus, and “Kids Night Out.” The School District is committed to providing an educational program that is developmentally responsive to the positive growth of all students across a wide array of offerings designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner.
For more information about our District’s school, contact the High Bridge School Board office at:
50 Thomas Street
High Bridge, NJ 08829