W+H Admission Team



Gerard R. 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.  




Ana J. De León

Ana De León joined the W+H Admission Office in July 2019 as the Associate Director of Admission for PK-8. She earned her Bachelor’s in Latin American Studies from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is where she got her start in education, admissions, and student advocacy. Her roles throughout her career include advisor, teacher, student and parent ambassador liaison, international program director, student trainer for diversity, equity, and inclusion; she also has led several student groups to México and the Galapagos Islands.

Phone: 908-754-1882 Ext. 110



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




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1295 Inman Ave,
Edison, NJ 08820
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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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