WHRHS is a learning community that encourages all students to embrace change today in preparation for the challenges of tomorrow. We empower students to grow intellectually and socially. Within an environment that values wellness and respects all voices, our students explore their talents and excel beyond their expectations.
ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER, EXPLORE, EXCEL.
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 1978 with a senior class of 472. Approximately 92% of the Class of 2019 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.