About Cedar Hill Prep
Welcome to Cedar Hill Prep
Cedar Hill Prep School is located in Somerset, NJ (population 24,000 people), close to Rutgers University, award winning hospitals, and major highways. It is home to many technology companies, manufacturers, and warehouses. Somerset’s diverse ethnic community, comprised mostly of professionals who value a good education, includes Caucasians, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians. Twenty-one percent of the residents are foreign born. Currently Cedar Hill Prep School services students from 23 towns. True to the trends in the United States, Somerset’s and Central Jersey’s fastest growing sub group among the school age population are the English Language Learners (ELL). Cedar Hill Prep’s vibrant community embodies diversity, unity, and cultural immersion. As its members are representative of over 25 countries, they embrace these cultural differences and are curious to imbibe, immerse, and understand the world. This integral part of the Cedar Hill Prep culture is reflective of its curriculum.
The curriculum is designed to provide visible learning outcomes and maintain flexibility. Small class sizes and differentiated instruction have proven to be very effective in student learning. Student performance is evaluated and benchmarked against the curriculum. Accommodations are made as necessary. Students of CHP have consistently been in the top ten percentile of the nation for the last ten years (based upon standardized test scores of the TerraNova Multiple Assessment, 3rd edition).
Amber Davis, a second grade student at Cedar Hill Preparatory School, performed at a Carnegie Hall recital on November 17th. Amber received third prize for her solo piano devotee and the Emmett Award for being the youngest bright talent. Congratulations Amber!
Ellen Callahan, CHP Middle School Teacher / Social Studies, began her story many years ago as a seed planted in another time waiting to take root and grow. In the early ‘80s, she began her journey as an educator working with physically and intellectually challenged children. It was hard work, and the children often made very minimal progress. However, the rewards far outweighed the obstacles....