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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Nathan Hale School community!


I am incredibly proud to be the principal of Nathan Hale Elementary School. Our school is one that celebrates the beautiful diversity represented by our student and staff population. Our talented staff is dedicated to educating the whole child. We recognize the importance of early childhood education, which is why we offer full day preschool and kindergarten programs featuring the Tools of the Mind Curriculum. As our students transition to first grade, we provide a comprehensive academic program including 1:1 Chromebooks, Ready Math, and a hands on technology program where we nurture knowledge through hands on inquiry. Nathan Hale also acknowledges the importance of educating the whole child which is why we have a positive behavior program called Hale’s Heroes and a comprehensive Social Emotional Learning curriculum. We believe that all students can learn and provide a variety of additional programming such as Response to Intervention, Math Intervention, Title I and Title III after school programs. Our school also boasts an Asian Heritage Club and a Digital Journalism Club to enrich the lives of our students outside of scheduled school hours. We honor the contributions of our students at monthly Student of the Month meetings which coincide with PTO events. We believe in having parents, and families, as partners in education and I encourage you to be an active participant in our school community. We believe open communication is vital to student success and I look forward to strengthening the relationships we have already built between home and school.


Our school goals this year include a focus on improving student achievement in the area of math and recognizing the importance of school attendance. Please assist us and make sure your child is in school each day so they can take advantage of all the amazing programming we have at Nathan Hale School. If you should have additional questions regarding our school or our programming, please call (732) 541-8960 x 5002. I am looking forward to a successful and rewarding second half of the school year. 


Your partner in education,



Ms. Erika Barrett