Welcome to Old Turnpike School

    The Old Turnpike School serves as a middle school for 250 students in grades five through eight in idyllic Hunterdon County New Jersey. The staff at Old Turnpike School focuses on fostering an educational environment of academic independence and quality. It is our collective mission at Old Turnpike School that each student leaves with the necessary skills to strive for excellence both socially and academically.

    Old Turnpike School remains committed to the whole child. Yearly trip opportunities we offer may include the 7th grade trip to Historic Philadelphia, the 8th grade trip to Washington DC, and our outdoor education program at Camp Mason. The Old Turnpike School Music Department runs a yearly Trills and Thrills trip to Hershey Park where our music students receive feedback from nationally recognized adjudicators.  

    At Old Turnpike School we offer many other enrichment activities that students may choose to participate in.  These include activities like Battle of the Books and Odyssey of the Mind. As a district, we are always seeking ways to improve and enhance instruction and the quality impact of the day-to-day experiences we offer our students. We provide meaningful professional development opportunities to our staff that helps them keep up-to-date with "best practices." This effort also helps to improve academic achievement as well as to foster each student's social and emotional development.

    One of our unique after-school opportunities here at OTS is our 8th Grade Musical.  The play offers 8th-grade students the opportunity to present a full-scale theatrical performance, allowing them to be front and center performing, or being involved behind the scenes.

    Our school offers a variety of sports including; field hockey, soccer, cross-country, basketball, lacrosse, track, baseball, softball, and cheerleading.

    A large number of our middle school students also participate in a variety of clubs including Ski Club, Art Club, Debate Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Podcast/Publishing. These are highly popular and successful endeavors that are enhanced by the commitment of our dedicated staff, parent groups, and local community groups. We are very grateful for our PTA and Tewksbury Educational Foundation who over the years have been very helpful to our district.

    At Old Turnpike School we take a great deal of pride in the range of opportunities that we are able to offer our students. Here at Old Turnpike School, we are committed to providing students with top-notch educational opportunities as well as the means to grow and flourish to become successful in whatever they choose to do.