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W+H Earns Top Middlesex County Ranking Again

Rudy Brandl

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School earned the No. 1 rating among all Middlesex County private schools in the 2022 Best Schools in America rankings released by Niche. This marks the third consecutive year in which Wardlaw+Hartridge has earned this distinction.

Wardlaw+Hartridge also received No. 1 county rankings for Best Private K-12 School, Best College Prep Private High School and Most Diverse Private High School. Wardlaw+Hartridge earned A+ grades for Academics, College Prep and Diversity and an overall grade of A+.

“At Wardlaw+Hartridge, we work hard every day to excel as a school,” said Andrew Webster, now in his 17th year as Head of School. “We aim to challenge and support our students in their quests for academic and personal growth and achievement, and we continuously seek ways to improve. It is gratifying to earn recognition as the leading school in our area as an affirmation of the work we do every day for our students and families.”

The W+H campus is located on 36 wooded acres at the conjunction of Middlesex, Union and Somerset counties. With an early childhood program that offers hands-on experiential learning, to an Upper School with rich academic offerings, the school is large enough to offer 19 advanced placement classes for high school students, but small enough to provide an intimate learning environment for everyone. The campus houses a new performing arts center, three state-of-the-art STEM labs, three art studios, the Snowdon Library with a Center for Global Learning and videoconferencing center, a television studio, outdoor classroom spaces, two gymnasiums, a 25-yard swimming pool, tennis courts and two athletic turf fields. 

Wardlaw+Hartridge has remained open with in-person classes throughout the pandemic and continues to offer robust educational programs for all students. The school truly embodies its six core values: integrity, opportunity, support, diversity, community and sustainability.