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.

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, Director of Admission and Financial Aid &  Director of International Student Program
Mr. Gonnella 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.

 Read Admission Foreword, a blog about trends in education by Gerard Gonnella '89, Director of Admission and Financial Aid.


Dana Matthews, Associate Director of Admission 
Ms. Matthews is an 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, Admission Administrative Assistant
Ms. Lambertsen is a singer and former student at University College in Dublin. She is currently studying business administration. At  Wardlaw+Hardridge, she is known as the Admission Administrative Guru.
Phone: 908-754-1882, ext. 155
• Ms. Lambertsen has been a valued member of the W+H family since 2005.



Meet teacher Tim Head, fifth grade math and science teacher:

Get to know more of the W+H family with more videos.

Meet more W+H teachers.

Schedule a visit

Visiting our campus is the best way to get to know Wardlaw + Hartridge.
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

  • February 2018
    • Wednesday - February 28, 2018 Winter WH Tours 9:00 AM
  • March 2018
    • Thursday - March 1, 2018 Notification for Priority Deadline Candidates
    • Saturday - March 3, 2018 ISEE Testing 8:15 AM
  • April 2018
    • Saturday - April 7, 2018 ISEE Testing 8:15 AM
1295 Inman Ave,
Edison, NJ 08820
(908) 754-1882
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