11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801 ♦ 908.832.7200

information for parents

The process of finding a private school where your child has the potential to thrive can often be daunting. If you have found our web site you probably have experienced some challenging moments already. We want you to know that we understand the complexity of finding the right school. The key to your child realizing their greatest potential lies in finding a program that is a good match for your child.

As a parent, you are your child's strongest advocate and your role in finding the best school for your child is critical.  At Hunterdon Prep, we advocate for all students and believe that matching students with the right program is essential for their ultimate success. We strive to enroll those students who will really benefit, in important and dramatic ways, from our unique program which incorporates group and individual counseling with strong academics. 

An HPS student and her mother, both smiling, at a school event.

"Today I thank all of the dedicated Hunterdon Prep staff...for their love, understanding, professionalism and total commitment that transformed my daughter into a young woman with dreams full of hope, capable of going out to conquer the world, ready to achieve her goals!" - an HPS parent


There are four criteria that must be met for your child to be eligible for consideration to enroll in our program. If we feel your child could benefit from our program, we will contact your son or daughter's Child Study Team.

  1. Your child must be deemed eligible for an out-of-district placement by your child's Child Study Team.
  2. Your child's district must make a formal referral to Hunterdon Preparatory School
  3. Your child's records must be sent to Hunterdon Prep by the Child Study Team
  4. Your child's records are reviewed by Hunterdon Prep to determine if HPS is a good match for your child. 

We have compiled some information that we feel might be helpful to you as you consider moving your child to a new school. Hunterdon  Prep is one of many private, special education schools in New Jersey and we encourage you to look closely at the differences between the programs that the schools offer. 



ASAH, is an excellent resource for parents. Their website is full of compelling information. We especially appreciate the publication entitled, "Exceeding Parents' Expectations" that encourages parents to look for the best rather than settling for less than they hope for. This is an excerpt from the publication:


  • A school that recognizes your child for who he or she is, with unique talents and strengths, and unique challenges.
  • A school that can implement your child’s IEP and can meet all of your child’s educational needs.
  • A school with a highly skilled, professional staff who are completely focused on the academic and personal growth of your child.
  • A school in which your child feels safe and valued.
  • A school that will use the technologies and research-based teaching strategies that can make a difference.
  • A school with a network of community referrals to support your family and your child beyond the school day, and after graduation.
  • A school that values parent participation and recognizes it as essential to the success of a child. A school that offers the same Core Curriculum Content Standards as those required in public schools.
  • A school in which students are fully included in all aspects of school life, from assemblies and field trips to school teams, proms, and the school play.

Recent News

Art throwdown
April 10, 2024

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

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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...

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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

Early dismissal at 12:30 on June 17 & 18

Start: Jun 17, 2024 End: Jun 18, 2024

Multi-Day Event

Last day of school (6/18)

Jun 18, 2024

All 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.

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.