EDISON, NJ -- The Kindergarten Class at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared poems, songs and personal reflections during a heart-warming virtual graduation ceremony on June 8. A class of 25 kindergarteners graduated and confidently announced their readiness for first grade.

The program began with students spelling out Kindergarten with each letter signifying a different important word. The students then shared “My Favorite Part of Kindergarten” with a series of homemade video clips. They followed by reciting the poem “First Grade Here I Come.” 

Kindergarten teachers Jennifer Geissler and Michele Quinones read the names and virtually presented certificates to the young graduates before the recessional of next year's first graders. Mrs. Geissler and Mrs. Quinones offered heartfelt personal reflections of their year with the students.

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.