A recent article in The Patch said that Millburn High School was “challenging”, and thank God. Facts: a challenging high school has challenging classes like: Funny Business: Humor and Satire in Literature and Film, AP Economics, Business Law, and Astrophysics, which push your children to learn more, do more, grow more. A challenging high school has challenging teachers who went to schools like Columbia, Harvard, and Yale, who motivate and inspire your child, but also instill in them their experience of high achievement, which prepares your child for the future. A challenging institution like Millburn High School routinely produces students who achieve high scores on AP exams, go on to prestigious universities, and who win robotics competitions. All the while having every major sport from football, baseball and wrestling, to tennis, golf, lacrosse, and fencing (because smart and sporty is a nasty combination).
Wait a second, Astrophysics and Business Law? Can we stop and remember that this is a public high school? As in, free. As in, your child gets a top-notch education just because you live in the town (makes buying a Millburn home seem like a good idea, eh?)? Another fact: U.S News and World Report ranked Millburn High School the fourth best in New Jersey and 2015 NICHE rankings just released The Best High School Teachers in New York City Metro Area and Millburn High School received a overall grade of A+ ranking in the TOP 3.
The bottom line is this: you put your kid in Millburn High School and the expansiveness of the curriculum will get the best out of them, nurture them, support them, all the while allowing them to make mistakes and learn things about themselves. Putting your kid in Millburn High School will pave the way for a bright future. Now, how is that a bad thing?