EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students, faculty and staff at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed their annual twist on the Halloween theme by coming to school in costume dressed as their favorite character from a book. Whether on campus or at home learning remotely, students participated in the fun. While the Harry Potter characters continued to be prevalent, several other books were represented by the costumes. The day included a socially distanced costume parade in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Miss Tanda Tucker of Bernardsville (center) is joined by students in her advisory on Literary Character Day. From left: Deanna Nicholls of Dunellen, Saadia St. Victor of Edison, Emily O’Neill of Garwood and Nailah Frias of Phillipsburg.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour.