11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801 ♦ 908.832.7200

information for Case Managers

The second of four water color self portraits done by Hunterdon Prep seniors in art class

"Senior Portraits" - watercolor creations by HPS students

Find the "Right" out of District Program

Guiding students and families through the process of finding the “right” out of district educational program is an important role of a case manager. Knowing that you have matched a student with a school where they can rediscover their value and realize their potential is the most rewarding feeling.

For more than 45 years, Hunterdon Preparatory School has been meeting the unique needs and challenges of our students by providing exceptional counseling and academic services. From a business perspective, HPS offers the highest quality services at an exceptional value. HPS has one of the lowest tuition rates of any approved private school in New Jersey.

Let us help you to discover if HPS is the “right fit” for your student.

Is Hunterdon Prep the right school for my student?

At HPS, many of our students have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, ADHD, specific learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. We believe that these challenges do not define our students or limit what they can achieve.

HPS excels at serving students who:
  • Value connection
  • Have a readiness for a cooperative learning environment
  • Have the ability to accept feedback from staff members and peers
  • Do not require clinical psychiatric services while at school
HPS is not effective for students who:
  • Demonstrate oppositional/aggressive or anti-social behavior
  • Have untreated, active substance abuse problems
  • Require a highly structured behavioral intervention program

Contact Us

If you believe that Hunterdon Prep may be the “right” placement for your student, please send a referral package to Alisa Kopacz, Supervisor of Counseling, Hunterdon Preparatory School, 11 Spencer Lane, Annandale, NJ 08801 908-832-7200 x32. Your referral package should contain the information listed below.


  1. Current I.E.P.
  2. Most Recent Evaluations: (if applicable)
    1. Educational
    2. Social
    3. Psychological
    4. Psychiatric
    5. Neuropsychological
    6. Functional Behavioral Assessment
  3. NJ Immunization Form A-45
  4. Any other relevant materials that can help us determine if we can meet the needs of your student

WE UNDERSTAND THE URGENCY in your need to place your student in an appropriate out of district placement. Your referral package will be reviewed within 5 business days from the time it is received.

Our Admissions Process

After reviewing the student referral package, we will contact you to let you know if we believe HPS can provide an appropriate program for your student and to discuss any questions we may have. If it is decided that the admissions process can move forward, we will schedule a student interview that includes the student, parent(s)/guardian(s), and you, the case manager.

At the interview, the prospective student will meet with our Supervisor of Counseling and will tour the school with a current student. This gives the prospective student the opportunity to see the campus and to have some time for peer to peer conversation about our program.

Acceptance to Hunterdon Preparatory School

A student’s acceptance at Hunterdon Prep is the result of a collaborative decision between the student, the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s), the sending district and Hunterdon Prep. It is important that the student’s acceptance is based upon the belief by all parties that the student will benefit from the HPS program.

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Upcoming Events

After school club (painting project)

Jan 25, 2022 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Parent support group (virtual 7-8 PM)

Jan 25, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nest carnation sale (2/7-2/11)

Start: Feb 7, 2022 End: Feb 11, 2022

Multi-Day Event

After-school club (minute to win it games/races)

Feb 8, 2022 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

After-school club (Valentine's day craft)

Feb 15, 2022 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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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.

Hunterdon Preparatory School is committed to making our content accessible to all members of the public, including those with disabilities. This includes parents, students, employees, and all others associated with our district. If you need assistance in accessing materials on the district website, please contact the 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.