The staff of Cherry Hill Elementary School is committed to recognizing, appreciating, and responding to diversity of our students by creating a supportive environment with high academic standards. We believe that our goals can be achieved if:
- There exists a cooperative effort between home and school
- Students and teachers are provided with the materials, equipment and physical environment which facilitates learning
- An optimum level of physical and emotional health for staff and students is encouraged
- There exists open communication and interaction among staff members
- Teachers model and encourage an awareness and respect for students’ cultural differences
Cherry Hill Elementary School is perennially ranked as one of the best schools in New Jersey. Cherry Hill serves approximately 750 students from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and has a student to teacher ration of 12:1 and teachers with 9 years experience on average. Tests scores put Cherry Hill students in the upper percentiles in comparison to their peers across NJ.
Cherry Hill is also home to New Bridge Center, which houses Pre Kindergarten programs and other support programs for River Edge students.
Cherry Hill offers a variety of programs both in the class room and out during the course of the year. Many of the events are run by school staff but many are put together by the Cherry Hill Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Here is a summary of some of the programs the school puts on every year.
School Supply Kits
School lunch program provided by local businesses like Blimpie and Sanduccis
Spirit Wear to show your school pride
Art to Remember (have your child’s artwork on mugs, mouse pads, etc)
Mothers’ Day Plant Sale
Yankee game trip
Mr Cupcake fundraiser
Lunar New Year celebration
Casino Night fundraiser (run every other year)
Mad Hatter Tea Party
A message from the Cherry Hill Elementary School Principal...
Our goal at Cherry Hill is to begin the school year in way that reflects a typical school day. I am confident that your child will be success at Cherry Hill School. Health and safety is our priority. I encourage parents to speak to children about daily safety guidelines and protocols.
Character, respect, and tolerance are prominent pillars at our school. This year an important focus is to support our children in their social and emotional growth and the celebration of Diversity at Cherry Hill School. Teachers and administrators have been trained during professional development sessions in social and emotional programs and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We are continuing to integrate the Responsive Classroom in Prekindergarten through grade six. This program combines teaching social and emotional strategies with academics in a fun, positive, classroom environment. Students will build a community with one another and make friends while establishing expectations and procedures.
We are proud that Cherry Hill School /New Bridge Center is a warm, caring school. Our diverse campus of Pre-K to 6th grade students represent a loving community of families and staff. We often celebrate the unique individuals and students' positive demeanor toward one another. Our staff and parents work together to offer our students a outstanding educational experience.
Children are involved in activities encompassing critical thinking, application of learned skills, and integrating experiences across the curriculum. Our environment fosters high academic standards and authentic learning opportunities. The New Jersey Student Learning Standards drive our curriculum and instruction. Our students are prepared to meet the rigorous demands for the 21st Century. Local and standard assessments measure student progress, allows for data analysis, and informs our instruction to meet students’ needs.
Cherry Hill programs include Art, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Media, Physical Education, Blended Technology, STEAM experiences, World Language, CREATE and many exciting performing arts activities. We have one to one technology devices for Kindergarten through sixth grade. Students and teachers are full steam ahead in our beautiful STEAM lab. Our Parent Teacher Organization is a tremendous support and is extremely supportive. All parents and staff are encouraged to participate in the organization. The PTO coordinates many programs, activities and gifts to benefit our children and staff. Our students will have a very meaningful and successful year!
410 Bogert Road, River Edge, New Jersey 07661, United States