11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801 ♦ 908.832.7200

transition 

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
MIDDLE SCHOOL through HIGH SCHOOL and 12+

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

Art throwdown
April 10, 2024

  Hunterdon Prep will have a team participating in this funfilled exciting art ...

students petting a small dog

On December 6th, HPS hosted its first therapy dog Meet and Greet event for students.&nb...

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Holiday Hands 2023
December 1, 2023

Many, many thanks to our students and staff for generously supporting the United Way&rs...

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Warm coat drive collection
November 22, 2023

WINTER COAT DRIVE ... sharing warmth, one coat at a time Today Hunterdon Prep studen...

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Welcome back!
September 21, 2023

We are off to a great start at HPS!  There is a sense of optimism and hope filling...

painting of a river and trees
Paintings by Hannah L.
May 12, 2023

Hannah L. is part of our 12+ program and has been attending classes at Raritan Valley C...

Upcoming Events

Senior class trips (5/28, 5/29, 5/30)

Start: May 28, 2024 End: May 30, 2024

Multi-Day Event

Junior & Senior Prom

May 31, 2024 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Troupe class trip

Jun 3, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Games class mini golf trip

Jun 4, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Awards ceremony

Jun 5, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Kayak trip (Clinton)

Jun 7, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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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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