There are three public schools and one private school serving students from pre-kindergarten through grade 8 in Florham Park. Public high school students attend Hanover Park High School in East Hanover.
Briarwood Elementary School for pre-kindergarten through grade 2 has an enrollment of approximately 350 students. Students enjoy a child-centered environment where they are active learners. Each child’s individual differences are celebrated, which results in a variety of learning experiences that promote skill development, curiosity and higher level thinking skills. Parents support and reinforce the academic and social skills acquired at school, working together with the teachers and staff to provide an environment where all children succeed. The school is located at 151 Briarwood Road.
Brooklake Elementary School has about 320 students in Grades 3 to 5. The school focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving across all academic areas. The goal is for students to discover ways that academic concepts and skills can apply to real-world situations, a philosophy that helps students become independent learners. The school’s Code of Conduct encourages students to behave appropriately, take responsibility for their actions and learn from their experiences. Several initiatives, including the Student of the Month program, reward students for displaying the Six Pillars of Character throughout their daily routine at school. Guidance services include a Peer Leadership program and regularly scheduled lessons that often focus on issues such as tolerance, diversity, and acceptance. Brooklake Elementary School is located at 235 Brooklake Road.
Ridgedale Middle School at 71 Ridgedale Avenue for grades 6 to 8 serves approximately 326 students who receive instruction in mathematics, communication arts, science, social studies and French or Spanish. There are also encore classes of vocal, general, and instrumental music, visual arts, health, wellness, industrial arts/technologies, computers and physical education. The school’s media center has computers with internet access as well as a computer lab outfitted with 20 MacBook laptops. Teachers can bring this mobile lab to any classroom in the school for research, writing and multimedia projects. As students prepare for high school, they are encouraged to participate in the school’s interscholastic sports, clubs, bands, student council, yearbook, chorus and other co-curricular programs and activities.
Hanover Park High School in East Hanover Township is comprised of approximately 876 students from Florham Park and East Hanover. Located at 63 Mount Pleasant Avenue, the school opened in 1956. Hanover Park was recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of the Top 100 High Schools in New Jersey, with a ranking of 26, and as one of Newsweek magazine’s 2014 Top 1000 high schools in the nation, with a ranking of 201. For the high school’s contribution to service learning and character education, they were recognized as both a New Jersey and a National District of Character from the Character Education Partnership. In addition, the school received a 2015 Promising Practice Award for their efforts in service-based academic projects. Hanover Park High School offers 29 weighted honors and advanced placement courses. During the 2013-14 school year, there were nine National Merit Commended students, 86 College Board AP Scholars, eight Boys State Delegates, seven Girls State Delegates, and one Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador.
Holy Family School is a private, Roman Catholic school with about 170 students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight at 17 Lloyd Avenue. Opened in 1954, Holy Family prides itself on being a faith-based school with a challenging and enriching curriculum. The school offers collaborative learning programs with the Morris Museum, the Florham Park Players and The College of Saint Elizabeth.