NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield schools have been recognized as New Jersey and National Schools of Character.

Acting Superintendent of Schools Michelle Vella shared the following:

North Plainfield Public Schools have a long history of incorporating Character Education into the daily curriculum, teaching, and ultimately our student practice.  A thoughtful and deliberate effort has been invested into weaving the principles of character education into the fiber of our district. I see that in our schools as well as in the alumni I am so fortunate to meet along the way.  

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Those strong roots of character education have afforded our schools to be recognized and we are beyond proud that Somerset School and the North Plainfield High School have been named both NJ Schools of Character, as well as National Schools of Character.    

I am honored to share the following proud news with our school community:

  • Stony Brook School has been designated as a Promising Practice School for implementing unique and specific strategies in character education.  
  • West End School, already recognized as a New Jersey School of Character, has been formally announced as a National School of Character. 


I am so proud of each of our schools, our students, staff, and administrators for their fortitude and steadfast dedication to always being the best we can be.