Our Schools

Henry Hudson Tri-District Campuses

Atlantic Highlands Elementary School

Principal: Mrs. Lori Skibinski

140 First Avenue

Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Phone: 732-291-2020

Serving pre-school through 6thgrade, Atlantic Highlands Elementary School has an enrollment of 320 students. Programs such as Math Olympics, Field Day, Tiger Patch Garden, Community Art Show, Senior RSVP Reading Program, and classroom volunteer opportunities have encouraged a strong partnership between home, school, and the community. In addition to a strong academic emphasis which includes content area specialists in grades 5 & 6, AHES values the benefits of teaching the whole-child through various aspects including mindfulness, the Tiger Patch Garden, makerspace activities, and small-group learning opportunities within our classrooms.  With a strong focus on technology, the arts, and fostering a lifetime of learning for its students, AHES combines many of the traditional school values with modern educational needs to ensure that all learners benefit from a solid educational foundation. Over the past years AHES students have participated, and placed highly, in activities such as Odyssey of the Mind and the Stock Market Game.

Highlands Elementary School

Principal: Mr. Daniel Layton

360 Navesink Avenue
Highlands, NJ 07732
Phone: 1-732-872-1476

Offering a full-day preschool program as well as serving students in Grades K-6, Highlands Elementary School (HES) has an enrollment of 194 and a student-to- teacher ratio of . While the school is well-known for its very caring staff and family-like learning atmosphere, the school is now equally known for its academic achievement as well. 

For example, in all of New Jersey, for the past three academic years, HES has been the top-rated performer in its School Peer Group for Student Growth in Language Arts and met all its target indicators for Language Arts and Math on the 2015-16 PARCC State Assessment. The school also continues to infuse its curriculum with opportunities for learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). New for the school year 2016-17, Highlands will be offering a “Makerspace” by adding the Arts to our new STEM/STEAM lab. As a result of these opportunities, students who are promoted from the school in Grade 6 are well prepared for the rigorous academic middle school program at Henry Hudson. In addition to its emphasis on ‘citizenship,’ the school has introduced an experiential learning garden and many extracurricular activities. 

Henry Hudson Regional High School

Principal: Mrs. Lenore Kingsmore
1 Grand Tour
Highlands, NJ 07732
Phone: 1-732-872-0900

Henry Hudson Regional serves grades 7 through 12 for both Atlantic Highlands and Highlands. With an enrollment of 304 and a student-to-teacher ratio of 9 to1, HHRS has seen some impressive accomplishments over the last few years. 

HHRS has evolved from an understated middle and high school into an academic powerhouse by providing a private school education in a public school setting. Henry Hudson Regional boasted some of the top PARCC scores in Monmouth County in 2015 along with higher SAT scores then most area high schools. 

The school offers Honors and Advanced Placement courses, in-house or online, in all major subject areas.  HHRS also has a dual enrollment program with Brookdale Community College for 12th graders, allowing students the opportunity to experience college advancement while still in high school.  These courses also qualify for dual credit, allowing our students to get a head start on their college credits. HHRS recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Monmouth University, which will allow students from the Communications area to work on campus, assisting with TV and Radio production. Students can also participate in theater, art, robotics, television production, and a myriad of other extra-curricular activities, as well as middle school, junior varsity, and varsity sports.

HHRS is well known for its award-winning concert band, which recently received first place honors and best overall band at the Great Adventure Music Festival in 2016.  Over one-third of the school participates in the music program and performs competitively in grades 7-12.

Other HHRS highlights from 2014-2016 include: 

  • The Varsity softball team won the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 Championships 

  • The SkillsUSA team took first-place honors in statewide competition in the category of Broadcast News Production. These students traveled to Kentucky in June to represent New Jersey in the national SkillsUSA competition.

  • The Robotics Team was awarded the first-place prize at the annual New Jersey Coast IEEE Robotics Competition. Competing against 14 other top high schools, with a total of 87 teams, the HHRS solo team beat out High Technology High School, Red Bank Regional, Manalapan, and Rumson-Fair Haven – even though many of these schools had multiple teams.

  • The Admiral Players received a Basie Award in the category of Outstanding Student/Adult Orchestra; a prestigious honor given that this was only the second time HH students competed for a Basie Award.

  • Lenore Kingsmore, principal of HHRS for six years received New Jersey Principal of the Year; she will represent NJ in Washington, DC when she meets the President and Congress.

HHRS also provides a unique experience for students with special needs, giving them the support required to meet academic goals without traditional constraints. Through a grant from NJDOE, “Hudson,” the school’s therapy dog, continues to be an integral part of school culture by attending classes daily with students with special needs. Staff and students adore Hudson and in 2016, HHRS received a national award from District Administration for this unique program.

Students graduate from HHRS prepared for highly competitive universities, colleges, and military academies.  In recent years, seniors from HHRS have been accepted into many highly competitive schools including Princeton, NYU, West Point, Rutgers, TCNJ, The University of Pennsylvania, and Penn State University. 

Middle States Accreditation

After being reviewed at the end of the 2014/15 academic year, Henry Hudson Regional School was recommended for Full Accreditation, exceeding expectations in the following Standards: Governance and Leadership, School Improvement, Finances, Facilities, School Climate, Educational Programs, Assessment of Student Learning, Student Services, Student Life and Activities, Information Resources, and Technology.