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Welcome to the Island Heights Grade School, home of the “Sea Devils”! Our K-6 school is located in the beautiful Barnegat Bay/Toms River community in Ocean County, NJ. Our students enjoy a wonderful community school located just minutes from the Toms River and Barnegat Bay. We pride ourselves in offering a myriad of programs and opportunities for our students exposing them to a quality 21 st century education. In November 2020 we received the highest distinction in the country being named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education.

Our programs include in addition to our core academic subjects; English Language Arts, Math, Next Generation Science and Social Studies, we offer World Language, Visual Arts, Music, Health and Physical Education, Band and a new STEAM program featuring project based instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. We also offer a STARS program which provides additional instruction in areas of need for our students. Our new SAIL (Students Accelerated Initiative for Learning) program provides whole class enriched programs for grades 3and 4 and a pull out experience for our identified gifted and talented population in grades 5 and 6. Also, our special needs population receives high quality instruction by our certified staff in their identified areas of need. Our Guidance department is implementing a new and exciting character education program this year called Project TEAM.  Because of all of our high quality programs we have been designated a Choice School by the NJ Department of Education.

We offer a variety of before and after school club activities including Band, Homework Club, Art Club, Lego/Robotics and seasonal clubs in Athletics and Physical Education. For the first time this Fall we will offer a Before/Aftercare program for all of our students. Our PTO is very involved in offering various programs to our students including Drama Production, and provides a variety of theme related activities for our students.

We will be open for a full day schedule everyday beginning September 7, 2021. We will also offer an expanded club program for all of our students K-6 beginning September 20, 2021.

Please use this website to gather more information about our wonderful district and my hopes are that you stay safe and well during these unprecedented times.

Respectfully,

 

Tim Rehm

Superintendent/Principal