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Manalapan, NJ - Schools and Education

Manalapan Student with BooksYou’ve seen some homes and like what you’ve seen!  Manalapan, New Jersey sure appears to be a great place to live, but what about the school system?

Manalapan Township is proud to offer an elementary school district with a tradition of excellence!  Personally, I have two daughters with whom I have experienced the Manalapan Township School System and I will say that the school district continues to exceed my expectations!

Two of our schools, Manalapan Englishtown Middle School and Pine Brook School, have received the coveted New Jersey Department of Education STAR School designation and a third school, Taylor Mills, was recognized for a statewide Best Practice Award.

Manalapan students have succeeded scholastically on the national level in the Odyssey of the Mind and Continental Math League competitions. Manalapan athletes have won numerous conference, county and state titles.  Click for NJ School Report Cards on schools in the Manalapan Englishtown Regional School District.

Manalapan Township has one Early Learning Center for Pre-k and Kindergarten, five elementary schools for Grades 1 - 5, one pre-middle school for Grade 6 and a middle school for Grades 7 & 8.  Manalapan High School is a part of the Freehold Regional High School District, offering Manalapan students numerous options for their high school education.  (See my blog on High School Opportunities for the Freehold Regional High School District for more information on High School Education).

Which school will my children attend?  Not too long ago Manalapan Township underwent a redistricting to best service the needs of our growing population.  You can click here to find the district zoning map.  Click here for a list of streets with the school they go to and whether they are AM or PM kindergarten session.  Yes, Manalapan Township is only HALF DAY Kindergarten!

Where do you go to register?  New homeowners should register children at the Transportation Department, located at 116 Milhurst Rd., Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  When transferring from another school, you will need the following:

  1. Transfer card from school previously attended (if transfer is from another  N.J. school system, health records must accompany the transfer card).
  2. Proof of residency (closing statement ("HUD"), utility bill, etc.)

NOTE: Students who will be 13 by October 1 must register for MEMS. Students who will be 15 by October 1 must register for the Freehold Regional High School District. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 1 of that year.

Give me a call or drop me an email if you would like a more personalized description of the Manalapan-Englishtown School System.  As a 20 year Manalapan resident, I enjoy talking and teaching all there is to know about my town!


EARLY LEARNING (Pre-K & Kindergarten)


John I. Dawes Early Learning CenterJohn I Dawes Early Learning Center
Ms. Melissa Foy-Principal
38 Gordons Corner Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 786-2830



Clark Mills School
Mrs. Jayme Orlando - Principal
34 Gordons Corner Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726


Milford Brook School
Milford Brook School
Ms. Kim Pickus-Principal
20 Globar Terrace
Manalapan, NJ 07726


Lafayette Mills SchoolLafayette Mills School
Mr. Gregory Duffy-Principal
66 Maxwell Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726


        Taylor Mills School
Taylor Mills School
Mrs. Kerry Marsala-Principal
77 Gordons Corner Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726


Wemrock Brook SchoolWemrock Brook School
Ms. Jacqueline M. Martin-Principal
118 Millhurst Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726




 Pine Brook School

Pine Brook School
Mr. John Spalthoff-Principal
155 Pease Road
Manalapan, NJ  07726




MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 7 & 8)


Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School (MEMS)
Mr. Robert Williams-Principal
155 Millhurst Road
Manalapan, NJ  07726





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JoAnna Siminerio, Weichert Realtors

JoAnna Siminerio
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Comment balloon 2 commentsGail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio • December 10 2011 05:02PM


If a buyer has children or are planning on them in the future, schools should play in their home buying decision. great Info!

Posted by Steve Queen, Chosen Realtor for Bowie And Laurel (Bennett Realty Solutions) over 7 years ago

Very informative, I might say!!

Posted by Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County (Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan) over 7 years ago