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Woodbridge Township knows that a top-quality education system is invaluable for its younger residents, so a top-quality education system it provides. Woodbridge Township Public Schools include 16 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools, plus there are private school options at each level as well.

Woodbridge Township Schools work diligently to educate the whole child and to constantly improve performance. Students’ standardized test scores and the school’s evaluations both show constant progress throughout the school system, and the schools are always evolving and working to continue that trend.

The schools believe strongly in creating an environment in which students of different ages and skill levels can work together to help one another learn. To facilitate this give-and-take, diverse and integrated classrooms are encouraged, along with peer and cross-age tutoring and homework clubs. High school students may participate in the Teacher Apprentice Program (TAP) which allows them to spend a part of their day in the elementary schools tutoring and assisting the teachers with their classes.

Technology is another tool that is greatly utilized in Woodbridge Township Schools. From elementary school on up, students get to work with modern technologies to enhance their learning. Tools such as laptops, interactive whiteboards, document cameras, Prometheum boards and more are used to great effect in Woodbridge Township Schools.

There is also a heavy emphasis within the school system on character building. Many programs are in place to encourage acceptance, hard work, volunteerism and other positive traits and to eliminate bullying and misbehavior. Many incentives, such as Student of the Month and National Junior Honor Society, reward students for their great work.

All of these efforts have not gone unnoticed, with schools in the district receiving such awards and titles as Best Practice School, Principal of the Year, Community of Caring School, National Title I Distinguished School, Blue Ribbon School and Governor’s School of Excellence.

For older students, equally impressive institutions of higher learning can be found in nearby communities. These colleges and universities include Berkeley College, Georgian Court University, DeVry University, Middlesex County College, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology and Kean University.

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