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Old Tappan, Norwood and Harrington Park Schools

The three towns of Old Tappan, Norwood, and Harrington Park offer good education facilities through public and private schools. However, schools of Norwood and Harrington Park are available to children from K-8 grades only. Children usually attend the Northern Valley Regional High School of Old Tappan for higher education.

Old Tappan School Information

This town comes under the District Factor Group I and has an average student-to-teacher ratio of 15.6. The Northern Valley School in this town serves students from many nearby towns. It offers a range of public and private schools.

Northern Valley Regional High School - Old Tappan
Old Tappan Schools -T. Baldwin demarest - Elementary
Old Tappan Schools - Charles De Wolf - Middle School

T. Baldwin Demarest School

This elementary school serves grades Kindergarten to 4th standard. Besides academics, the school is well known for its co-curricular features of band, basketball, ceramics, and sculpting.

Charles DeWolf School

The school serves grades 5 to 8 and has been accorded a ranking of 10 out of 10 by an independent school ranking site. In its extracurricular activities, the school lays special emphasis on a drama club, instrumental and choral music, advanced arts and interscholastic sports.

Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan

This comprehensive 4-year regional high school serves grades 9 to 12. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the New Jersey Department of Education. It is noted to have a student-to-teacher ratio of 15.3. Students from the towns of Norwood, Harrington Park, and Norvale attend this school. Students from Rockleigh come here as part of a sending/receiving relationship.


Norwood School Information

This region has one elementary public school. While many students have options to study K to 8 in Norwood schools, children usually attend the Northern Valley School of Old Tappan for higher education.

Norwood School

Norwood Elementary School

Over 600 students study here and the ratio between students and teachers is 16:1. The school serves students from grades K to 8. Many parents opine that the school is extremely discipline-oriented.

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Harrington Park School Information

Harrington Park also has one public elementary school. For higher education, children attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. See more details below.

Harrington Park School

Harrington Park Elementary School

About 700 students are studying here, and 43 teachers teach the children full-time. The ratio of students to teachers is 17:1. The school serves students from Kindergarten up to the 8th grade.

Education Statistics

The three towns of Norwood, Harrington Park, and Old Tappan are classified under district factor group ‘I’, which is the second-highest rating based on socioeconomic status. The student-to-teacher ratio is favorable in these towns, at 15.8 in Norwood, 17.2 in Harrington Park, and 15.6 in Old Tappan. The comparative cost of district spending per pupil in 2008 was $13,657 in Old Tappan, $11,317 in Harrington Park, and $11,740 in Norwood.

Awards and Recognition

The Northern Valley High School at Old Tappan also received much recognition. It was ranked as the 30th best public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools across the state in their 2010–08–30 survey.

Special Co-Curricular Attractions

Schools in the three towns encourage sports, academic clubs, and social activities. In addition to school events, children participate in various camps and workshops.