MOVING TO BORDENTOWN? FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS
Best wishes as you consider moving into one of the communities served by the Bordentown Regional School District. The area is an outstanding one in which to raise a family, and we wish you the best in your search for a new home.
Among the attractions of the area is an excellent school system that offers programs directed toward meeting the needs of all students. The single best source about the school district is the district web site at www.bordentown.k12.nj.us. The web site is constantly updated and contains detailed information and telephone numbers. Following are some commonly asked questions.
1. What communities make up the Regional School District?
Our district is comprised of the Township of Bordentown, the City of Bordentown and the Borough of Fieldsboro. New Hanover Township sends students on a tuition basis grades 9-12.
2. Where will my child(ren) attend school?
There are five schools in the school district. There are two elementary schools serving students in full day kindergarten through grade 3; Clara Barton is located in Bordentown City, and Peter Muschal is located in Bordentown Township. MacFarland Intermediate School, located in Bordentown City, serves grades 4 & 5, while Bordentown Regional Middle School, located in Bordentown Township, serves grades 6, 7 & 8 and Bordentown Regional High School serves grades 9-12 and is located in Bordentown Township.
Grades K-3: Generally speaking, children who reside in Bordentown City and the Holloway Meadows section of Bordentown Township attend Clara Barton Elementary School. The remainder of Bordentown Township and the town of Fieldsboro residents attend Peter Muschal Elementary School. IMPORTANT: In our Board of Education’s continuing effort to keep class size reasonable, it is OFTEN necessary to realign the geographic areas for the schools. For instance, a child residing in Bordentown Township may attend Clara Barton School, if class sizes for a particular grade level have reached capacity at Peter Muschal School. A child residing in Bordentown City may be assigned to Peter Muschal School due to high enrollment at a particular grade level at Clara Barton School. The alignment can change annually as is examined closely throughout the year. There is NO guarantee as to the school your child will attend.
Grades 4-5: All students attend MacFarland Intermediate School.
Grades 6-8: All students attend Bordentown Regional Middle School.
Grades 9-12: All students attend Bordentown Regional High School.
Detailed information about all schools can be found on our web site, www.bordentown.k12.nj.us.
3. What types of programs are offered in the schools?
There are many programs offered in our schools including services for students of all ability levels. The best description of these programs can be found on the individual school web sites available at www.bordentown.k12.nj.us.
4. How do I register for school?
If your child is currently enrolled in another school, go to that school’s office and request transfer materials. Those materials can be sent to the school in which your child will be enrolled in Bordentown. Call the Bordentown Regional school your child will attend and you will be provided with direction on how to complete registration.
If your child is receiving special education services in the current school, please call our Child Study Team office at 609 298 0025 Ext. 1135.
5. What are the requirements to attend schools in the Bordentown Regional School District?
-Children must be domiciled in the school district with parents/guardians. This means they must live and sleep in a legal residence of the sending district for the majority of the week.
-In order to enter kindergarten, a child must be five years old before October 1. Kindergarten registration usually takes place in April or May. Call the school for information.
-Proof of age and residency are required at registration.
6. Are there before school, after school and summer programs?
The Community District Alliance (CDA) program provides outstanding before and after school programs as well as summer programs for children in the school district. Information can be found on the district web site or by calling: 609 298 0025 Ext. 1200.