Mr. Corby Swan
(908)-234-0768 ext. 203
As we enter this 2020-2021 school year, I am humbled to be entering my 9th year as Principal of Bedminster Township School. When I started this journey, little did I know that years later it would involve social distancing, virtual instruction, hybrid models, cohorts, and a lot of Zoom and/or Google Meet sessions. I still consider myself blessed to be the instructional leader of a school that has a rich tradition for academic excellence, a tight-knit community, an amazing staff, and awesome students!
We are a unique school in that our Elementary and Middle School are both housed in the same building, which gives us the opportunity to know each and every student until the time they are promoted to High School. My vision for the school is to provide students with an educational experience that will empower them to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and lifelong learners that possess the ability to succeed in school and the real world. We want our students to become independent learners in elementary school that grow to become our leaders once they reach middle school.
Our extremely dedicated staff members are the ones who make the magic happen! They go above and beyond for our students and school each day. I am so honored to be the leader of this amazing staff. We approach each day by bringing a high level of energy, passion, and commitment, while always keeping the best interest of our students as the number one priority. Our PTO is the best in the land and supports our school with numerous resources such as author visits, interactive assemblies, tools to support 21st Century Classrooms, and various educational programs.
I believe in promoting the well-rounded student and Bedminster Township School certainly provides an array of programs to make this happen. Our core programs consist of Reading & Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, while our Special Area Programs include World Language, Technology, Visual & Performing Arts, Physical Education & Health, Library, and English as a Second Language (ESL). We also offer a variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs so that our students can experience a plethora of opportunities with which they can excel.
To give our students and staff the best opportunity for success, our school is equipped with wireless infrastructure so that we can embrace technology in the 21st century. In addition, our students have 1:1 technology and use their devices accordingly. Once our students are promoted from Middle School to High School, a large percentage of them attend Bernards High School, which is annually ranked as one of the top high schools in New Jersey. During high school, these students continue to thrive academically and in extracurricular activities using the foundation that they were given at Bedminster Township School.
Please follow me on Twitter (@CorbySwan) as I use it as a platform to tell our school story as well as make special announcements regarding our school. Also, be on the lookout for my Principal's Corner newsletter which will appear multiple times throughout the school year.
If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone. GO BULLDOGS!
Mr. Corby Swan