Smart Start Academy: With two locations in Toms River Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, Smart Start Academy offers day care for infants through to kindergarten age. Our infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs are fun and stimulating. We provide a literature-based curriculum coupled with mathematics. Smart Start Academy was founded in 2000 as a school for early childhood education. It started as a dream, became a reality, and is now celebrating a wonderfully successful past and future. We are a family owned and operated corporation with children's best interests at heart.
Our curriculum is planned within the framework of Smart Start Academy. The specific skills learned at each level of development will serve as a foundation for learning at the next level. Each classroom's lesson plans are filled with developmentally appropriate experiences. Our standards are high and our commitment is strong. Like every one of our parents and children, we are at Smart Start Academy by choice... Loving what we do, and who we do it for.
Located in Monmouth Junction, Middlesex County, Central New Jersey Ballet provides professional ballet training to children, teenagers and adults of all levels. We offer year-round ballet training programs, as well as intensive summer courses, group sessions and one-on-one coaching. Founded by a current professional ballet dancer, students at our ballet school work alongside professional dancers to solidify an artistic identity, find personal strength, build confidence and achieve a finely tuned technique.
Presented with fun and challenging classes, students are introduced to a variety of dancing styles. They will be aware of how to work in different ways, decipher musicality and become a versatile instument for choreographers and their repertoire. Central New Jersey Ballet offers an arrangement of programs that prepares individuals for their personal best and that, in the future, will designate Central New Jersey as a region which produces top tier dancers and unforgettable artists.
Located in New Egypt, Plumsted Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, Sweet Music Academy offers music, dance, yoga and martial arts programs for children and teenagers. Classes are available as group or private lessons. With two locations in New Egypt, Ocean County and Howell, Monmouth County, we educate students in these disciplines throughout Ocean, Monmouth and Mercer Counties.
As part of our music lessons we teach piano, guitar, drums, cello, voice. We teach different styles including rock, heavy metal, jazz and we help build students confidence and vocal skills by organizing special music sessions and performance workshops throughout the year. Our dance programs consist of pre-ballet, ballet, jazz modern and creative tap.
Students learn discipline, alignment, movement vocabulary and choreography in a fun and creative way. As part of our martial arts program we teach various weapon styles, such as Japanese Sword, Medieval European Sword, Bo Staff, Nunchaku, Pole-arm, Knife work, and more.
- Music, dance, yoga and martial arts programs
- Music lessons include piano, guitar, drums, cello, voice
- Dance programs consist of pre-ballet, ballet, jazz modern and creative tap
- Martial Arts techniques taught include Japanese Sword, Medieval European Sword, Bo Staff, Nunchaku, Pole-arm, Knife work and more
- Summer Programs
- Performance Workshops
First Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten (FPP&K) is a private co-operative preschool and kindergarten located on East Palisade Avenue in Englewood, Bergen County. Our school has over 100 years of early childhood education experience. FPP&K welcomes students from various towns in Bergen and Hudson counties, reflecting the diversity of New Jersey. Our school lays a strong and secure learning foundation that will benefit students far beyond their early years.
At First Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten, we believe that early childhood learning is both exciting and ongoing. We aim to create a stimulating learning environment where children’s curiosity is encouraged and their understanding of the world can be explored and expanded. We aim to balance instructive play and constructive learning in a rewarding program that values independent exploration as much as group cooperation.
Through music appreciation, art, drama, science, social studies, reading readiness, interactive math, movement education and culinary exploration, our nurturing and highly knowledgeable staff aim to fulfill each child’s wide range of interests, while laying a strong academic foundation for future learning.
The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, located in Edison, Middlesex County, NJ, is an accredited, independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school offering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 programs. Wardlaw-Hartridge today is a school with an honored past that looks forward to a vital future. In some ways, we are not a typical independent school. We fly the flags of literally dozens of nations that represent the recent ancestry of our diverse student body. The student art that enlivens all of our hallways is rich with these multiple influences and traditions.
We are committed to integrating technology, world languages and the arts into our liberal arts curriculum beginning with our youngest students. Our teachers routinely ask our students to pull ideas from multiple disciplines, and to express these ideas clearly in writing and in public speech.
Yinghua International School, Greater Princeton area
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YingHua International School is the only Chinese-English bilingual school in the greater Princeton area in Mercer County, NJ. We offer dual language programs within the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum framework.
Our mission is to enable academic excellence and prepare students for compassionate and effective global citizenship by facilitating English- and Chinese-language acquisition.
We serve students in grades pre-school through Grade 8 in our full-time and after-school programs.
We prepare our students for compassionate, effective and ethical global citizenship through hands on skills, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
Located in Point Pleasant Beach, a borough of Brick Township and just 10 miles from Toms River Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, Saint Peter School is the first and oldest Catholic school in Ocean County. Saint Peter School serves students in grades kindergarten through eigth grade offering early child education, kindergarten, elementary and middle school programs. All day kindergarten is provided. We teach a classical Catholic education with English, religion, math, science, social studies, language arts and technology.
Saint Peter School boasts a fully equipped computer lab. Computers are also available in each classroom for student use. Saint Peter School is served by both the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill and a dedicated and experienced lay faculty. Saint Peter School employs New Jersey State certified teachers. Saint Peter School draws students from sending districts in Southern Monmouth and Northern Ocean counties. Busing is available from Point Pleasant Boro and Brick. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Programs from kindergarten through 8th grade
- Kindergarten Program
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- Classical Catholic education with English, religion, math, science, social studies, language arts and technology