11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801 ♦ 908.832.7200

middle school

“Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.” 

-John Dewey

Middle School Student and Teacher

Middle school students are not simply older elementary students or younger high school students. For some students, the dramatic changes that occur during the Middle School years require a unique learning environment.  At Hunterdon Preparatory School, our safe and supportive Middle School program focuses on developing students’ appreciation of diversity and on building a sense of community. Our program promotes students’ social and emotional growth and regulation and teaches students the value of taking responsibility for their choices.

Our middle school students are in a homeroom called “The Troupe” where they receive individualized and small group instruction and benefit from positive academic learning experiences and individual and group counseling services.

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Our primary mission is to provide middle school students with the academic and social/emotional skills to ensure a successful transition to high school. At Hunterdon Prep we support this transition by providing our middle school students with:
GROUP COUNSELING

“Group” is a forum for learning the tools needed to communicate effectively and respectfully, resolve conflicts in a socially acceptable manner, and to give and receive feedback and support. Students participate in group counseling for forty minutes, three times per week.

STUDY and ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

Students in the Troupe classroom focus on organizational skills, homework, and classroom behavior. Troupe students assess themselves daily as a method of promoting self-regulation, academic motivation, and homeroom team building.

ACADEMICS and CORE STUDIES

The Middle School curriculum meets all state and federal standards. Our core studies include English, mathematics, social studies, science, visual and performing arts, music, and physical education/health. We provide individualized instruction according to each student’s unique needs and as defined by the goals and objectives in a student’s IEP.

ELECTIVES and ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Middle school students are integrated with our high school students for afternoon electives. Our students benefit from non-traditional physical education and elective classes such as fishing, outdoor education, bowling, yoga, CAD/3D printing, creative writing, and independent living. Expressive art and music programs, cross-curricular education activities, and field trips provide experiences that are invaluable to middle school students. Please visit our Electives and Enrichment Activities pages to learn more.

We invite you to LEARN MORE.

Recent News

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Back-to-school picnic
September 14, 2022

Our annual back-to-school picnic was held last week on a beautiful fall day. This is a ...

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July 13, 2022

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Young Artists Showcase
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The Young Artist Showcase at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton opened to the public o...

Upcoming Events

After school club (Lip Dub)

Nov 29, 2022 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Nest hot chocolate sale

Dec 9, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Honor roll lunch (1st marking period)

Dec 12, 2022 12:25 PM - 1:25 PM

Cave Holiday Bazaar

Dec 14, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Poetry Cafe

Dec 16, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Caroling at Veterans Haven North

Dec 20, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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908.832.7200 ♦ Fax: 908.832.9772 ♦ 11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801
csmith@hunterdonprep.org

HUNTERDON PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS A, not-for-profit, day school serving students between the ages of 12 and 21
 from over 40 school districts in New Jersey. We are located near the town of Clinton in west central NJ.

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HUNTERDON PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL
The Hunterdon Preparatory School provides educational services to applicants and employs personnel without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, economic or social background, or religious preferences. School programs and school related activities during the day and after regular school hours provide equal access for all students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, and national origin. Books, curricula, and other materials, course content, subject matter, and reading lists are reviewed for sex, race, and cultural bias. Materials are chosen to represent a wide range of opinions and suggested pupil activities.