11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801 ♦ 908.832.7200


At Hunterdon Preparatory School we have been preparing young people for life after high school for over forty-five years. While there are many things to consider when readying students for their futures, one thing is certain: preparation for the world of work, college, and independent life is essential. 

Transition to life post high school starts with self-discovery. At Hunterdon Preparatory School, we help our students to discover and identify their unique set of talents, interests, skills, and goals using a person-centered approach. Next, we help students to acquire the resources and skills that will guide them toward their goals and bright and productive futures. We believe this to be some of the most important work that we do.

"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."

- Alexander Graham Bell

Student and teacher

Transition goals are deliberate and are built into our curriculum at every grade level. Transition skills are developed throughout the high school curriculum and ultimately progress toward a skill set that helps students navigate independent life. The school utilizes, NeXT Up, an all-inclusive curriculum resource, to help provide our students with the tools they need to build a cohesive portfolio of skills. With each passing year, students can add to their portfolios as they develop their plans for the future.

Transition starts in middle school where students begin to create their person centered plans, explore their strengths and weaknesses, and prepare for the upcoming academic expectations of high school.  Students also begin to practice basic independent living skills and work to develop age appropriate social skills.

Our high school students progressively move towards post high school plans that are realistic and practical according to their individual needs and situations. Here, emphasis is placed on helping students develop their self-advocacy skills, explore their learning styles, examine their I.E.P.s, and explore their college and/or work plans.

Students in eleventh and twelfth grades have the opportunity to participate in our student internship program which pairs students with local community businesses to help them explore the world of work in a supported environment. Through the internship program, students earn internship credits, gain valuable workplace skills, receive feedback from their employers, and gain confidence in their ability to become a valued employee.

Our 12+ program is where our students’ goals become a reality as they leave the structure of 40 minute class periods behind. With the support of HPS staff and through individual case management, 12+ students work, perform community service, go to college, explore adult leisure time activities, and enter into independent adult life.

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."

- John Dewey

We invite you to LEARN MORE.

Recent News

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Super Bowl Spirit Week
February 27, 2023

During Super Bowl Spirit Week, we had fun dressingĀ as twins/triplets, wearing&nbsp...

students posing at the Red Mill

We spent some time this week assisting our friends at the Red Mill Museum in Clinton he...

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Center for Contemporary Art
November 30, 2022

A select group of art students and staff visited The Center for Contemporary Art in Bed...

Lindbergh on trial
November 16, 2022

The Charles Lindbergh Jr. Kidnapping in Hopewell, NJ in 1932 captivated the world. When...

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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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Farm to Table
July 13, 2022

Fresh mint and lettuce from our school garden! Special shout out to our hard working...

Upcoming Events

After-school club - indoor games (2:30-4:30)

Mar 28, 2023 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

3rd marking period ends

Mar 31, 2023

All Day Event

Hive pizza sale

Mar 31, 2023 12:25 PM - 1:25 PM

Literary Lounge

Mar 31, 2023 1:05 PM - 2:25 PM

Spring Fling dance & concert (1:00-2:30)

Apr 5, 2023 1:05 PM - 2:25 PM

School closed for spring recess (4/7-4/14)

Start: Apr 7, 2023 End: Apr 14, 2023

Multi-Day Event

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908.832.7200 ♦ Fax: 908.832.9772 ♦ 11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801

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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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.