District Offices
40 Fairview Avenue
High Bridge, NJ 08829
Phone: 908-638-4101
2019-2020 Preschool Lottery Application - see PDF File Below
Child Find
Referral Process
General Information
Upcoming Events


Offices Located at the Middle School:
50 Thomas Street
High Bridge, NJ 08829

Ms. Lisa Fallon
Supervisor of Special Education
Learning Disabilities Specialist

Ms. Thea Anaston
School Social Worker
Case Manager

Mrs. Jackie Carruthers
LDTC, Case Manager

Mrs. Joan Murray
Speech/Language Specialist
Case Manager 

Ms. Megan Roth
School Psychologist
Case Manager

Mrs. Denise Cathro
Speech/Language Specialist

2019-2020 Preschool Lottery Application - see PDF File Below Child Find Referral Process General Information Upcoming Events Resources

High Bridge School District is offering a half-day preschool program for ages 3 and 4 for the 2019-2020 school year.† The program integrates 3- and 4-year-old students with diverse capabilities, five days a week, for three hours per day.† There will be no school one Friday per month due to teacher collaboration. The morning session will be held from 8:20-11:20 and the afternoon session will be held from 12:10 to 3:10. The program will be instructed by a teacher certified in both general and special education. The class will be supported by a paraprofessional, and the program will follow a state required curriculum. To be eligible your child must turn 3 (or 4) by October 1, 2019.

There are a limited number of spaces that will be available through a lottery drawing to be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the High Bridge Elementary School. Should your child be chosen in the lottery, he/she will be assigned to one of the sessions. Siblings are not guaranteed a space; each childís name must be selected.

This completed application must be returned in person with your childís original, raised seal birth certificate (which will be returned to you) and proof of residency (copy of your NJ driverís license is preferred, a copy of a current utility bill is an acceptable alternative). Applications will be accepted at the main office of either High Bridge Elementary or Middle School between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. through the March 15, 2019, deadline.

There is a nominal annual fee associated with the program of $2,400 per year. Should your child be selected, the District will bill you in 10 equal installments of $240 beginning in early July. The first payment, a deposit of $240, will be due July 15 and will be applied to the last (10 th ) monthís installment. Subsequent payments will be due on the 1 st day of the preceding tuition month (i.e. Septemberís payment will be due August 1, Octoberís payment due September 1).

Tuition may be waived or reduced by 50% for eligible low income families. Low income qualification will be determined using the same guidelines as the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. If you believe you qualify, please contact our Elementary School Nurse, Mrs. Nicole Cahill, for information at 908-638-4105, ext. 4218.

Please Note: All school registration requirements must be met, you must provide transportation to and from the program, and your child must be completely toilet trained prior to entrance into the program . The district may use its discretion in terminating program attendance of any child who is not completely toilet trained.

Click on the PDF file below to print out the application. This application is also available on the district website at www.hbschools.org . Please contact Lisa Fallon, Director of Special Services at fallonl@hbschools.org or call (908) 638-4512 with any questions.