Residents of Claremont Towers Enjoy Many Educational Opportunities

Education for both young and old can be found close to Claremont Towers

shutterstock 213333985Most individuals are aware of the importance of a solid education. Children have grown up hearing from their parents that they need to do good in school in order to be successful when they grow up. Likewise, adults prepare themselves for the modern workplace by getting a college degree or going back to school to learn new skills in order to move up the corporate ladder. Fortunately for the residents of Claremont Towers in Hillsborough, New Jersey, there are many educational opportunities close at hand.

The township of Hillsborough, New Jersey, only has a population of 39,821 individuals, but it does boast an excellent public school system. (1) Families that live in the Claremont Towers apartment complex can send their little ones to the nine public schools found in the Hillsborough Township School District. The teacher-to-student ratio is superb as there are 611.5 teachers (on an FTE basis) to an overall student population of 7,316, which equates to a ratio of 11.96 students per teacher. As most people understand, a smaller class size means a great deal more personal attention from a teacher. Even better is that the township of Hillsborough puts a good deal of money into educating their students. The school district spends $17,505 per student, which is significantly higher than the national average. Some residents of Claremont Towers may even consider going into teaching as the district has a median teacher salary of $66,305. (2)

The nine public schools in the Hillsborough Township School District include six elementary schools (Amsterdam Elementary School, Hillsborough Elementary School, Sunnymead Elementary School, Triangle Elementary School, Woodfern Elementary School, and Woods Road Elementary School), two middle schools (Auten Road Intermediate School and Hillsborough Middle School), and one high school (Hillsborough High School). Greatschools.org gives a superb rating of 9/10 to both the Triangle and Sunnymead Elementary Schools. (3) Students at Hillsborough High School are prepared to venture out into the world after getting a great education. The US News and World Report gives the high school a mathematics proficiency of 92% and an English proficiency of 98%. (4) Residents of the luxurious Claremont Towers also have the option to send their children to a private school if they wish. Most of the private schools found locally are for young children, such as The Goddard School and Childtime of Hillsborough Township, NJ. From toddlers up to age twelve, parents can choose The Cherry Blossom Montessori School that follows the educational approach developed by Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator who opened her first school in 1907. (5)

Those who live at Claremont Towers are also in close proximity to some of the finest educational institutions of higher learning in the country as both Princeton and Rutgers Universities are only twenty minutes away from the apartment complex. Rutgers is the eight-oldest college in the US and was founded in 1766 as Queen's College. (6) This world-renowned bastion of higher learning features many notable alumni, including two winners of the Nobel prize: Milton Friedman for economics and Selman A. Waksman for medicine. As for Princeton University, it was founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, making it the fourth chartered college in the United States. (7) Some of the notable graduates of Princeton include Presidents James Madison and Woodrow Wilson, Vice President Aaron Burr, Michelle Obama, and three current US Supreme Court Associate Justices: Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor. For those residents without an Ivy League budget, the Raritan Valley Community College is only ten minutes away from Claremont Towers.

Cheryl Chambers of Claremont Towers notes, "While living in Hillsborough offers many amenities, such as a small town atmosphere, one of the best features is the superb educational system. Residents with children are quite pleased with the many fine public and private schools located within a short commute, and the township of Hillsborough does a superb job in emphasizing early education, with four public elementary schools and a number of private institutions, including The Cherry Blossom Montessori School. An attractive asset of living at Claremont Towers is that we are in close proximity to two of the world's greatest universities, Princeton and Rutgers. Both universities provide an incredible education but are also of extreme historical significance to our country. However, educational opportunities in Hillsborough mean more than just the schoolroom. There are a ton of classes and workshops of an artistic nature held by The Jointure for both the young and old. These activities include dance for children, 3-D design, drawing, painting, watercolors, and pottery and ceramics. The desire for more education can be fulfilled in many different ways for those residing at Claremont Towers." (8)

As one can see, the opportunity to gain a great education can be found close at hand to the Claremont Towers apartment complex. Both Rutgers and Princeton Universities are just twenty minutes away, and there are many public and private schools for the students in the local district. Education of an artistic bent can also be had for children, adults, and seniors in many different artistic mediums through the efforts of community programs held by The Jointure. Overall, there are a wide variety of educational options available within the township of Hillsborough, New Jersey.

References:

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_Township,_New_Jersey#Census_2010

2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_Township_School_District

3) http://www.greatschools.org/new-jersey/hillsborough/

4) http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/new-jersey/districts/hillsborough-township-public-school-district/hillsborough-high-school-12581

5) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_education

6) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutgers_University

7) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton_University

8) Quote from Cheryl Chambers of Claremont Towers