Learn With Purpose. Lead with Character.

The Willow School offers 34 acres of woods, fields, streams, and working gardens for our students Age 3 – Grade 8. Our small classes ensure a personalized education. Our unique approach to learning allows us to infuse classes with joy through academic innovations you won’t find at other independent schools. In addition, our progressive elementary and middle school experience offers:

Higher Standard of Learning: There is a big difference between knowing something and understanding it. A Willow education is set apart from other public, private, and alternative schools in that our students are expected to acquire knowledge and demonstrate their capacity to analyze, evaluate, apply, and explain their learning to others. Our small class sizes ensure a more personalized education, and our joyful approach to learning encourages students to follow their academic passions. Also, our curriculum is guided by four principles: Intentional Design, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Place-Based Education, and students are engaged in Systems Thinking and other Academic Innovations found only at Willow.

Virtues Program: Students don’t become kind, responsible, and courageous by merely talking about character. Integrity has to be modeled and practiced, which is why the Virtues Program is embedded into everything we do at Willow.

Positive Middle School Culture: Too often, middle school is an experience students need to survive. Willow’s progressive middle school program makes junior high a time to thrive. Learn about our Unrivaled School Culture that teaches students how to advocate for themselves and lead others, and learn why Willow is offers one of the best private middle school experiences in the state of New Jersey.

Whether you are exploring kindergarten, middle school, or the grades in between, a visit to Willow will open your eyes to all that education can and should be. Use the form below to begin a conversation with Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen, or learn more about Willow Together, our connected learning model HERE.

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Can your middle schooler speak up for himself? This guide covers the essential tools students need to self-advocate in middle school and beyond. Request the guide now!

Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen is here to help! Contact her at (908) 470-9500, ext. 1100 or via email.

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