About us

Suburban Hills School, located on Oakdale Road in Chester, New Jersey, understands that parents want more for their children than just daycare in the early childhood years. They want a safe and happy place, a home away from home, where their children will be nurtured, where their potential will be cultivated and developed, and where they will be properly prepared for elementary school.

With this in mind, the Suburban Hills School facilities were custom-designed with attention to early childhood exclusively, reinforcing our goal to provide a “Total Environment” where children are comfortable and stimulated to learn and discover. Our focus is on developing each child’s full potential on an intellectual, physical, emotional, and social level.

We consider our educational team of early childhood specialists our most valuable resource. Many of our teachers are both CPR and First-Aid Certified, offering a safe and nurturing environment for the children. Their primary concern is always your child’s needs, down to the arrangement of classrooms and the learning tools, toys, and educational equipment available in each classroom.

Children are guided and encouraged to progress at their own pace of development through both structured and free-play activities. Teachers are constantly observing each child’s current skills to establish their readiness for new skills. Parents are kept up-to-date with complete progress reports for each child, assessing academic, physical, and social skills.

With a thorough grasp of the importance of Pre-School and Kindergarten as a foundation for future education, we offer a place where children not only feel safe and happy, but we cultivate a healthy curiosity in our kids that inspires creativity and a love of learning. At Suburban Hills, we are very proud to know that children who have graduated from our school are exceptionally prepared for elementary school.

Important Features

· Open Door Policy

At Suburban Hills, we offer a teaching environment where parents are always welcome. We want parents to see that we consistently maintain the same standards. Parents will know that we not only care for their children, but we appropriately stimulate and educate them in a comfortable and secure environment.

· Small Classes

To ensure each child’s needs are met, we keep children closely grouped by age in small classes and maintain a very low student to teacher ratio.

· Eligibility Age

Children eligible for enrollment are aged 6 weeks through Kindergarten. For summer camp, Suburban Hills accepts children 6 weeks – 8 Years.

· A Comfortable Environment

Each classroom is air conditioned, has a private bathroom with a child-sized toilet and sink, and is equipped with a variety of learning tools, educational toys, and books, to ensure an environment that promotes self-confidence, independence, and learning, while projecting the feel of a home away from home.

· Emphasis on Physical Activity – Gyms, Pools, Playgrounds

Suburban Hills features two large, all-purpose gyms/dance studios where the kids can not only play and have fun, but where we instill an early emphasis on the importance of physical activity. We also have three large, fully-equipped, age-appropriate playground areas. In addition, the school also has two pools, designed specifically for young children, with vigilant supervision provided by two certified lifeguards. The pools are completely fenced and locked and are open for the summer camp program.

· Infant and Toddler Suite

The school possesses a self-contained, soundproof, four-room suite designed and furnished specifically for infants and toddlers.

· Flexible Scheduling

The school is open year-round, from 7am – 6:30pm. We also have extremely flexible scheduling options to match the demanding schedules of each parent.

· Lunch and Snack Program

Suburban Hills boasts a full-time cook who supervises and provides nutritious, hot lunches and snacks throughout the day.

· Safety

We have two main points of focus at Suburban Hills: Safety and Education. With safety in mind, the campus property is completely fenced to ensure children stay safe inside and unauthorized persons stay outside. We also have a combination-lock, security entrance, and a modern security and fire alarm system, complimented by state-of-the-art safety equipment.

· Educational Programs

The curriculum at Suburban Hills is carefully designed to meet appropriate goals for each age group. In addition, our teachers are early-education specialists who place a very strong emphasis on allowing each child to develop at their own pace. Teachers keep comprehensive progress reports on each child’s development on academic, physical, and social levels, including:

· Listening Skills

· Language Development

· Creativity

· Large and Small Muscle Development

· Mathematical Concepts

· Logic

· Movement

· Social Aptitude

Children are equipped with the tools they will need for elementary school in a loving and safe environment where they are encouraged to learn and develop to their full potential under the nurturing guidance of early-learning specialists.

Suburban Hills School

Phone: 908-879-4140

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