Schools in the Somerset Hills area of northern Somerset County have been a mainstay back to the mid-1700s. We honor the history of these memorable facilities in images from various sources now in our digital research archives.
For the 2020-2021 school children in the area are finally going back to school in with unique guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But have faith, this look back at our history tells us we will survive, and our children will thrive once again.
As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our community. We will continue to expand this piece as information becomes available.
Did You Attend Classes at Schools in the Area?
The Mr. Local History Project would love to hear from you at the end of the piece if you have any memories of these schools. Enjoy the look back.
The Somerset Hills schools include those from Bedminster, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack and Gladstone.
Bedminster Historic School Images
Bedminster is part of the Somerset Hills Board of Education District. Remember also that Far Hills, Peapack, and Gladstone were part of Bedminster, New Jersey up until the mid-1920s.
Bernardsville Historic School Images
Bernardsville is part of the Somerset Hills Board of Education District. Remember also that these three areas were part of Bernards Township, New Jersey up until the mid-1920s. So Basking Ridge high school students attended Bernards High School up until 1961 when Bernards Township erected Ridge High School.
Bernards Township Historic School Images
Bernards Township, including Basking Ridge and Liberty Corner are part of the Bernards Township Board of Education District.
Ridge High School is a four-year comprehensive community public high school serving … Ridge High School opened in September 1961. Prior to this, Bernards Township students attended Bernards High School.
Far Hills, Peapack, Gladstone Historic School Images
These towns are also part of the Somerset Hills Board of Education District. Remember also that these three areas were part of Bedminster, New Jersey up until the mid-1920s.
Have an old image in the attic you’d like to share?
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