Visit Wardlaw + Hartridge

"When you come to Wardlaw, you find a family." -Skyla Choi, '12


The best way to learn about Wardlaw + Hartridge is to visit our beautiful 36-acre campus, located in Edison, New Jersey and easily accessible from many areas throughout Central and Northern NJ, and beyond.

We hope you will visit and experience the school for yourself. Walk our hallways, tour our facilities, and talk with us. Speak with our faculty and meet our students. We will show you an educational program that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection, providing an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. We're proud to offer this private, independent experience to students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  

We are eager to see you on campus. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule your personal tour or arrange to join us on Fridays at 9 a.m. Our Edison location is easily accessible from the nearby areas of Cranford, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Millburn Township, Fanwood, Garwood, Summit, Watchung, Maplewood and beyond. We welcome students from all around the country and globe. 

Call 908.754.1882, Extension 155 or e-mail us at

View pictures from around campus: 



Admission Team: 


Gerard Gonnella

Mr. Gonnella is the Director of Admission and Financial Aid &  Director of International Student Program. He is a former white water rafting athlete and current father of three. He is a man of all seasons, having performed in the roles of teacher, advisor, varsity coach, class dean, club advisor, and dean of students. Proud Albright College and George Washington University alum, he is an even more proud Wardlaw + Hartridge alum -- Class of 1989.  

Phone: 908-754-1882 ext. 156

Mr. Gonnella, who joined the Wardlaw + Hartridge family in 1996, travels to China each year in his role as Director of the International Student Program.  




Mr. Gonnella on a trip to Russia.

Dana Matthews

Ms. Matthews is the Associate Director of Admission and a former engineer, medical device expert and marketing strategist. A Jump! Immersion School former team member, she is now jumping into the role of  Associate Director of Admission for the Lower and Middle School at W+H.  

Phone: 908-754-1882 ext. 110


Ms. Matthews recently earned her Master of Science in Strategic Management from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Program. She joined the Wardlaw + Hartridge family in 2017.




Bernadette Lambertsen

Ms. Lambertsen is the Admission Administrative Assistant guru at W+H.  She attended University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. She has an A.S. degree in Liberal Studies and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

Phone: 908-754-1882 ext. 155


Ms. Lambertsen has been a valued member of the W+H family since 2005.



Academic Team: 

Our teachers are the most important part of our admission team. 
Meet teacher Tim Head, fifth grade math and science teacher:

Meet more of our W+H Academic Team Teachers

Meet more of the W+H Family

Please fill out the short form below and we will be in touch to schedule a visit.

We welcome students on our campus from dozens of countries around the world. If you are inquiring from out of the country, please fill out the form above and we will be in touch with more information. 

You can also learn more about our international program here.



Admission Calendar

  • May 2019
    • Wednesday - May 15, 2019 AP Macroeconomics 12:00 PM
    • Thursday - May 23, 2019 New Family Picnic 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • June 2019
    • Wednesday - June 12, 2019 Int'l Sr. Luncheon 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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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