The Millburn Township School District is known throughout the state and nation for its academic excellence and high student achievement. A total of approximately 5,000 students attend eight schools: five elementary (K-4), Washington School fifth grade Millburn Middle School (6-8) and Millburn High School (9-12). In addition, the district runs an integrated preschool program for both special-needs and regular education students.
Millburn’s five elementary schools (Deerfield, Glenwood, Hartshorn, South Mountain and Wyoming) consistently perform at the highest levels on New Jersey standardized tests. Washington School opened in 2017 for all of Millburn’s fifth-grade students coming together in a program of leadership and innovation as they transition to the Millburn Middle School. Each school focuses on the best instructional practice in reading and writing, problem solving and the application of technology. The schools are communities dedicated to the development of the full potential of each student.
Millburn Middle School is committed to providing the knowledge, skills and values students require in order to be successful learners and leaders in the 21st century. One of its core missions is to develop leadership qualities in its students through its exemplary Peer Leader program and a variety of character education and service-learning opportunities.
Millburn High School is consistently recognized as one of the most outstanding secondary schools in both the state and the nation. 99 percent of graduating seniors attend four-year colleges. It was the No. 2 traditional public high school in New Jersey Monthly’s 2018 ranking of state high schools. It was also awarded a gold medal in the U.S News and World report list of best high schools in the country. The school’s program of studies currently features more than 30 Advanced Placement courses and a wide range of academic electives.
Millburn High School students are also extensively involved in extracurricular activities. Roughly 50 percent of students participate in the athletic program, which includes 26 varsity sports. In addition, students participate in a variety of vocal and instrumental groups, more than 60 school clubs and organizations, as well as ongoing community outreach and public service activities.
Numerous private, parochial and special needs schools in Millburn and Short Hills that offer excellent educational opportunities. In addition, there is a wide assortment of pre-school facilities in the area, providing early learning environments as well as high-quality day care.
Academic studies are supplemented by courses in art, music, public speaking, leadership, writing, technology and robotics.