Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Community Stakeholders:

Welcome to the 2021 – 2022 school year! As the administrator here at the New Bridge Center, we are committed to the mission of preparing our scholars with the academic skills, character traits, and intellect that are essential to succeed in school and society. We will continue to set high expectations and ensure the success of all scholars no matter their religion, nationality, ethnicity, or disabilities. The staff here at NBC will continue to develop the ability of our diverse population of scholars to build content knowledge, use textual evidence, logical sequencing and precise information. The daily academic expectations will be to challenge scholars to use precision and evidence for rich and rigorous class discussions in addition to self-assessing.

The New Bridge Center is home to Cherry Hill School’s kindergarten scholars, our district integrated preschool program, and our preschool, primary, and elementary Building Bridges and Building Connections classes. Our scholars enjoy a full day of learning that provides teachers and students opportunities to a strong foundation of learning and building great relationships. Scholars are in large and small Cooperative Learning Groups during classroom instructional time. Readers’ and Writers’ Workshops are introduced as the teachers differentiate instruction to accommodate learning styles and needs of our scholars.

The integrated preschool program gives three and four year olds a chance to participate in a program designed for kindergarten readiness. The River Edge School District follows the state approved Curiosity Corner Curriculum, the preschool class features opportunities for academic skill development, social growth, and responsibility awareness, all in an academic setting.

We invite our parents and other community stakeholders to explore our website and also come in for a school visit in order to stay informed of the events happening at the New Bridge Center / Cherry Hill School. Additionally, we encourage all parents and community members to join our PTO. We here at the New Bridge Center hope to have a strong partnership with our parents and the community. Everyone’s input is valued and respected, and I welcome your support and collaboration in helping us create a highly effective school.

Please reach out to me with any questions by email or by phone –jamese@riveredgeschools.org or 201-261-5620 ext. 2326.


Mr. Eric James
Assistant Principal
ESL Supervisor
HIB Coordinator