School Choice Options in New Jersey

Public School Open Enrollment

State allows parents to choose any traditional public school for their child, regardless of location?


Public Charter Schools

State has a charter school law allowing for the creation of charter schools?


Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?


Online Learning

State offers free, full-time online academies, either run by the state or independent organization?


Private School Choice

State offers a private school choice scholarship or tax deduction program?


Homeschooling Freedom

Parents are free to educate their children at home (homeschooling)?


New Jersey Celebrates National School Choice Week

School Choice Education and Funding Summit

January 26, 2017

The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road - Ewing Township, NJ 08618

Topics will include panels on costs and outcomes of public versus private school funding and the fiscal benefits of school choice options such as Education Savings Accounts.

School Choice Dance-A-Thon

January 27, 2017 at 5:00pm

Paterson Arts and Science Charter School, 202 Union Avenue - Paterson, NJ 07502

Students, Teachers, and School Choice Supporters from across the state are hosting a luncheon to share their message with Alabama: School Choice Works!

For all events check out New Jersey'sMaster Events Lists Go!

New Jersey Leadership Makes It Official
January 22-28 2017 is School Choice Week

Governor Chris Christie has officially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in New Jersey.

Officials in the following cities and counties have officially proclaimed January 22-28, 2017 School Choice Week:

  • Fredon Township
  • Franklin Township
  • Wantage
  • Borough of Deal
  • Upper Township
  • Borough of Hamburg
  • Sea Isle
  • Borough of Bay Head
  • Pohatcong
  • Northfield
  • Linden
  • Borough of Norwood
  • Montague
  • Stillwater Township
  • Hunterdon

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Garden State.

Want More?

Members of the media can request a list of school leaders in their state, who can discuss their participation in National School Choice Week by contacting Shelby Doyle at

Spread the Word

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