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.