The Watchung Hills Regional High School learning community is committed to developing critical and creative thinkers who collaborate and communicate effectively to solve academic and real-world problems. Our sustained focus on inquiry deepens our understanding of the relevance of academic skills. Our culture of acceptance and our commitment to aesthetic, athletic, and service interests broaden our approach to learning and strengthen our social and emotional intelligences. Through reflection and ethical decision-making, we continue to learn and grow, embrace differences, and prepare for an increasingly complex, ever-changing world.
Watchung Hills Regional High School is a highly performing secondary institution that is committed to excellence and equity. Our culture of inquiry and collaboration supports a comprehensive academic program, designed to teach students to ask questions, take risks, and solve problems. With emphasis on a growth mindset and social and emotional wellness, we help students discover their passions, discern pathways, and embrace challenges. Our 1:1 technology and STEAM initiatives complement a rich array of academic and co-curricular opportunities, including 24 AP courses, 31 interscholastic sports, and more than 60 clubs and activities. Students develop leadership skills and contribute to our school community through student government, student-run publications, service organizations, academic competitions, and award-winning performing arts programs. The student enrollment is 1984 with a senior class of 495. Approximately 95% of the Class of 2018 is attending post-secondary institutions.
Located in Somerset County, 25 miles from New York City, the school serves the suburban communities of Green Brook, Long Hill, Warren, and Watchung. Parents, alumni, and local organizations strengthen our school community through their support of the PTO, athletic and co-curricular booster clubs and associations, and strategic planning committees.