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Save the Date - May 10, 2023

1:40 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the 140th day of school in our 140th year! All members of the W+H community are invited to this outdoor event, which will be held on the turf fields at the back of campus. Please bring chairs.

The afternoon will include remarks from Dr. Corinna Crafton, our Acting Head of School, student performances and a massive group photo with all students creating the number 140 on the turf. There also will be sweet treats compliments of Sage Dining Services for guests to enjoy after the event.


Founded as The Leal School for Boys in 1882 and The Misses Scribner and Newton's School for Girls in 1884, both in Plainfield, NJ, these later became respectively The Wardlaw School, after Charles Digby "Pop" Wardlaw moved from teacher to Head and purchased the school in 1916, and The Hartridge School, when Miss Emelyn Hartridge became her school's Head and owner in 1903.

From their earliest days, the schools developed a reputation for powerful preparation for college. Mr. Leal's School was singled out by Yale and Harvard for providing fine preparation for their colleges. Hartridge graduates filled six key college leadership posts in one year in the 1920's, at Vassar, Smith, Radcliffe and Wilson. Hartridge earned a national reputation for pioneering science education to girls and young women. In 1976, The Wardlaw School and The Hartridge School merged, becoming a coeducational PreKindergarten though Twelfth Grade School. Our dedicated faculty embraces the core values of the school’s long and rich history.

140 years later, we are one school on one campus, located in Edison, NJ. We continue to focus on the legacy of the past and draw strength from the academic excellence Wardlaw+Hartridge ensures for the future. We are proud to be a top choice in private and preparatory education for students throughout Middlesex County and the state of New Jersey, as well as from around the country and globe.

Important Dates in Our History

The Wardlaw Campus

The Hartridge Campus