Rutgers Preparatory School, founded in 1766, is a pre-kindergarten
through twelfth grade co-educational independent day school. The School environment is enriched by students who come from a variety of geographic, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Our
motto, "Severa res est verum gaudium" (Hard work is true joy) expresses our desire that students will develop a positive attitude toward learning and that they will be rewarded with a
strong sense of achievement.
The School values intellectual curiosity and personal integrity, seeking to stimulate their development at every level. We emphasize a strong academic program, creative problem solving, cooperation and group interaction, appreciation of culture and beauty, and healthy emotional and physical growth.
We believe that our students grow and learn best in an environment of trust, cooperation and open communication. The educational experience of each individual student is most successful when students, parents, faculty and administration together support the School's aims and values.
Our teachers are enthusiastic about their teaching, well prepared in their subject matter, and concerned for their students' welfare. This atmosphere encourages students to take the risks necessary for learning.
The School offers each student an integrated program of studies, extra-curricular activities, athletics, and community service. As a result our students develop individual talents, actively participate in the School community and look forward to success in college. They build a foundation for understanding the social, environmental, and cultural intricacies of their world. Ultimately, students learn to accept challenges and responsibly set and achieve goals for themselves.
From its humble beginning in 1972 with just sixteen clients and two employees,
The Arc of Somerset County has grown to serving over one thousand individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In addition to providing direct services to
individuals with disabilities, The Arc of Somerset County, driven by its founding parents,
continues to be a strong advocate for prevention of disabilities. Through its efforts, in conjunction with state and national organizations, significant legislation has been passed.
The Arc of Somerset County serves as a powerful model of individuals working together to effect changes at the local, state, and national levels of government in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Several of the chapter's founding parents continue to be vocal advocates for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and The Arc of Somerset County programs. These parents and many others serve as board and committee members who remain committed to perpetuating The Arc of Somerset County's goals of supporting, advising, and advocating for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc of Somerset County has a strong and growing legacy of staff and volunteers helping individuals and families in all aspects of their lives. The Arc of Somerset County is proud of its outstanding history of advocacy, and for continuously delivering quality, professional services and support.
For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise, operating 69 schools in the US and Mexico.
We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.
School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.
To date our students have played thousands of concerts, to more than 100,000 people, at such legendary venues as CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. We have also had the great fortune to be able to perform at music festivals from Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, to Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany.