Beyond the Classroom

Here at Wardlaw + Hartridge in New Jersey, learning extends beyond the walls of our classrooms, both on and off campus. Students in all divisions enjoy a variety of these experiences.


The Lower School


Our campus gardens offer Lower School children first-hand experience taking care of the land: planting, composting, and sustainability. They travel virtually to other countries by skyping with partner schools in other countries to enrich their cultural understanding. Day trips include experiences at environmental centers, museum adventures, and theater expeditions.




The Middle School


Middle Schoolers have a variety of experiences that take them to other places. Not only do they have daily virtual experiences through technology, our scientists have accepted the 20/20 Challenge, by collaborating with a school in another country to solve a 2020 world problem. Students also travel off campus with their peers and teachers.


6th Grade: Frost Valley, three-day trip in October


7th Grade: Williamsburg, Virginia, a one-week trip in November


8th Grade: Washington, DC, a one-week trip in February


The Upper School

In Upper School, many service learning opportunities, clubs, and travel experiences are available. Learning beyond the traditional classroom also takes place through symposiums, film festivals, and trips to New York and New Jersey museums and theater. An annual Thoreau outing gives students a chance to experience the challenges of nature. Mentoring younger students, through peer tutoring and buddy programs, also provides our Upper School students with experiences beyond their classroom.

Contact our school to find out more about the enriching private and independent experience at Wardlaw + Hartridge. Our school in Edison, NJ is easily accessible from areas like Bridgewater, Westfield, Millburn Township, Maplewood, Clark, Summit and beyond. As a top private school in New Jersey, we are proud to draw students from around the state, around the country, and around the world.

1295 Inman Ave,
Edison, NJ 08820
(908) 754-1882
The Wardlaw + Hartridge School is a top private and college prep school in Edison, New Jersey, which provides an independent, pioneering educational experience at the early childhood, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school levels.
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