Cranford NJ Schools

Cranford NJ is considered to have an excellent school system and Cranford home buyers are attracted to the high ranking….

Cranford High School which was recently placed as Number 51 in the State for 2012  by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.  The North side of town has always been viewed as somewhat more prestigious and many home buyers have a preference to purchase homes for sale in the Brookside Place Elementary School District.  On the south side of town, home buyers are drawn towards the Walnut Avenue Elementary School.

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There are four public elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school in Cranford, New Jersey.  Hillside Elementary School is both an elementary and middle school.

Bloomingdale Avenue Elementary School
at 200 Bloomingdale Avenue serves Kindergarten to Grade 2 and is dedicated to providing a child centered, nurturing environment for young students.  Their goal is to develop a strong foundation of cognitive, effective and physical education in partnership with parents and community.
Brookside Place School
at 700 Brookside Place serves Kindergarten to Grade 5.  This is a very popular elementary school that considers itseld as a place to promote education as a priority in a child’s life and prepares students for the future.  It also encourages parental and community support of programs.
Walnut Avenue School
at 370 Walnut Avenue serves Kindergarten to 2nd Grade.  Walnut Avenue believe that parent involvement is a key to what they do every day.  They feel that the best schools are those where parents and teachers work together.  It is another very popular elementary school within the Cranford school system.
Livingston Avenue Elementary School
at 75 Livingston Avenue serves Grades 3 to 5.  They feel their mission is to provide a learning environment which encourages all students to reach their maximum potential while promoting mutual respect and cooperation while fostering a love of learning and developing responsible citizens.
Hillside Elementary Elementary School
at 125 Hillside Avenue serves Kindergarten to Grade 8.  The school is a learning center, multi-environment reflecting an active partnership of students, staff, parents and the community.  They are committed to evaluting and accepting new ideas, creating a climate of respect and developing responsible citizens.
Orange Avenue School
at 901 Orange Avenue serves Grade 3 to Grade 8.  Orange Avenue School is committed to nurturing students while involving them, along with their parents and teachers, in an educational environment that emphasizes cooperation, discovery, and the enjoyment of learning.
Cranford High School
at 201 West End Place is Cranford’s only high school and serves Grades 9 through 12.  The community of Cranford High School, are striving to acquire and foster the knowledge and responsibility necessary to preserve our diverse democratic society and to choose and enjoy a life of consequence now and in the world of the 21st Century.  Young adults graduating from the Cranford High School community must respect people and property, progress and preservation.  They should regard learning as a life-long endeavor and freedom as a right to secure.
Lincoln School
at 132 Thomas Street is also a public school.  Lincoln School is home to three special programs: The Cranford Achievement Program (CAP) is a program for high school age students. Cranford Achievement Middle School Program (CAMP) is a program for middle school age students. The newest program to Lincoln School is the Lincoln Elementary Achievement Program (LEAP). This program is aimed toward the elementary level. All programs provide alternative educational settings for classified students who were experiencing difficulty adjusting to the traditional school environment. Students are from Cranford and from other school districts.

Private Schools

St Michael School at 100 Alden Street  (Pre-K  to Grade 8)
Solomon Schechter Day School at 721 Orange Avenue (Pre-K to Grade 12)
Jardine Academy-Cranford at 61 Myrtle Street
Crestview Educational Trust at 95 Demrody Street.  (Grades 5 to 12).

Nursery Schools

Geraldine Nursery School at 1 Forest Avenue

Helen Baldwin Nursery School at 11 Springfield Avenue

St Michael School at 100 Alden Street

Calvary Nursery School at 108 Eastman Street

Rainbow Academy at 560 South Avenue East

Cranford Child Care Center at 7 Cherry Street

Over the Rainbow Preschool at 25 South Avenue W

Solomon Schecter Day School at 721 Orange Avenue

Temple Beth El Nursery School at 338 Walnut Avenue

Bright Beginnings Child Development at 135 Dermody Street

Discovery Child Care Center, 1 Commerce Drive.


There are also other Private Schools, in or just outside of Westfield, that cater to older students:

Holy Trinity Catholic School In Westfield

Redeemer Lutheran School in Westfield

Pingry Lower School in Short Hills

Pingry Upper and Middle School in Martinsville

Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains

Kent Place School in Summit

Mount St. Mary Academy in Watchung

Newark Academy in Newark

Wardlaw Hartridge School in Edison

St Joseph’s School (for Boys) in Metuchen

Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset


Westfield students attend Colleges throughout the country.  However some colleges and universities within New Jersey are:

Kean University in Elizabeth

Seton Hall in South Orange

Drew University in Madison

Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison

New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark

Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

There is also the highly regarded Rutgers University with campuses in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark and Camden.  It is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey and is the State University.

Princeton University in Princeton is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League and is a world renowned school and the fourth oldest college in the United States.