Stockton’s Elementary School is New Jersey’s Oldest and Smallest Continuously Run School

by Alice Magdziak • March 28, 2012 • Third StateComments (0)1707

We happened upon this little tidbit of information from our friend, Sal, who lives in the Stockton area.  In case you haven’t been through this lovely river town, Stockton is in Hunterdon County and is nestled in between Lambertville and Frenchtown. This little elementary school was rebuilt in 1872 when a fire destroyed the original octagonal building from 1832.

The school has been renovated several times for ADA compliance and also for general maintenance and modernizing.  But, it remains on the original school’s 1832 footprint and even incorporates building materials that weren’t damaged from the original building.

New Jersey’s educational history is a long and storied one and Stockton’s school is just one of those neat little stories.

Here are some more pictures of the school and its historical markers.


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