Metuchen is home to a variety of public and private schools devoted to fulfilling the educational needs of its students, and is fortunate to have active involvement from engaged parent-teacher organizations, local businesses, and community organizations.
The Metuchen Public School District provides the area with exemplary education through the Moss School (Kindergarten), Campbell Elementary School, Edgar Middle School, and the Metuchen High School. A new, state-of-the-art science wing was recently completed at Metuchen High School, and it has solid sports, music, and drama extra-curricular programs as well as a low teacher/student ratio.
Metuchen High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Middlesex County and among the top 100 in the State of New Jersey, with 94% of recent graduating classes reporting that they will be attending a two-year or four-year college or university. The Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics & Engineering Technologies, a Blue Ribbon public high school in nearby Edison Township, has risen from its inception in 2000 to be ranked the No. 1 high school in New Jersey, and 33rd nationally, by U.S. News and World Report.
The Metuchen area’s private institutions include St. Joseph High School, St. Francis Cathedral School (a Blue Ribbon school for Kindergarten through 8th grade), the Metuchen Christian Academy (Kindergarten through 8th grade), the Wardlaw + Hartridge School (Kindergarten through 8th grade), St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and Union Catholic High School.
Several religious and secular nursery schools in the Metuchen area are dedicated to readying students for lifelong learning. Many of these schools coordinate with the local schools to offer wrap-around care for working parents.
The main campus of one of the nation’s oldest universities, Rutgers, is in nearby New Brunswick, with satellite campuses in Newark and Camden. This exceptional public university offers 100 distinct bachelors, 100 masters, and 80 doctoral and professional degree programs. Several community colleges and technical schools are located in the area, and Metuchen is only a short distance from both Seton Hall and Princeton University.