A Message from the Principal
Somerville High School is a learning community that endorses the concept of facilitating a student-centered learning environment with an emphasis on preparing students for success in a 21st century global society. As stated in our mission statement, our goal is to ensure that students are provided with an exceptional 21st century education that promotes innovation, collaboration, and the transfer of concepts to real-world applications. We proudly serve a diverse population of approximately 1,250 students from the communities of Somerville and Branchburg. This school culture is centered on promoting a sustained standard of excellence in the areas of learning and instruction in an environment that recognizes the varied needs, talents, and abilities of our students.
Our staff embraces the challenge of providing students with 21st century skill sets that include critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. We are committed to the practice of facilitating a learning community that addresses these new challenges while providing sound instruction for students with diverse needs and varying future endeavors. Somerville High School students are provided a curricula that includes thirteen Advanced Placement courses, Project Lead The Way (a computer-based pre-engineering program), and a wide variety of electives that allow students to pursue specific interests that will enhance their scholastic experience. Our students have the choice of twenty-three varsity sports and over thirty clubs to participate in. Student involvement in such activities has a direct correlation to overall success.
Somerville High School has established a reputation as one of the finest schools in central New Jersey in addition to being recognized as one of the top schools in the state. We have been recognized as one of the top 100 schools in the state in the Education 2012 edition of New Jersey Monthly and recently noted as one of the top high schools in the nation by MONEY magazine. Additionally, Somerville High School was ranked 637th among all high schools in the nation by Newsweek in June 2012.