Montville Township Public Schools
  • Montville Township Public Schools Named

    Montville Township Public schools Names a National District of Character

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  • Make-Up Day for

    Cedar Hill, Hilldale and Woodmont Schools

    Final Day of School will be Friday, June 22, 2018

    Early Dismissal Day

    As a result of the school closure on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, for Cedar Hill, Hilldale and Woodmont Elementary Schools, an additional school day needs to be added to the calendar for those schools to ensure compliance with the state-mandated 180 days of school as required by New Jersey State Law.
    In order to meet the mandate, 180 days of school must be held on 180 different days. The district cannot simply "add minutes" to existing days to make up the equivalent of a day.
    The make-up day will be Friday, June 22, 2018. There will be an Early Dismissal on that day.
    Principals will be in touch with parents regarding the scheduling of end of the year activities such as "graduation" ceremonies, "clap outs" and other traditional events which occur at the schools.
    There will be no afternoon MEDLC on June 22nd.
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  • New Jersey District of Character

    The Montville Township Public Schools is a
    2018 New Jersey District of Character

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  • 2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration is open. 

    Kindergarten Reg

    Click Here for 2018-2019 Registration Info and Forms 


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  • Montville Township Public Schools named to 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

    1 of only 39 Districts in NJ  AND 1 of only 447 Districts Across the U.S. & Canada 

    8th Annual AP District Honor Roll

    See entire list here

    Read more here


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  • Congratulations to Cedar Hill Elementary School

    Named 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Department of Education

    2016 National Blue Ribbon School

    Click here for VIDEO

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  • Montville Township High School is 198 in the top high schools in the nation:

    2016 Newsweek Magazine poll & 48 in the 2016 NJMonthly list of top 100 schools.


      2017 named Montville Township Public Schools district: 44 in Best School Districts in NJ,  55 with Best Teachers in NJ & MTHS is in TOP 100 Public High Schools in NJ.

    Thank you to all Montville Township Public Schools faculty, staff & administrators!


    New Jersey Monthly Magazine has listed Montville Township as #36 on their 2017 listing of the top towns in New Jersey! 

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  • Congratulations!

    Cedar Hill & Woodmont Elementary 

    among only 68 schools in the USA to be named

    National School of Character



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  • OneMontville Launches Speaker Series with “OneMontville Unites: Dare to Be Diverse – How to Stand Out and Fit In at the Same Time”

    Area Speakers to Share Personal Challenges to Highlight Importance of Community in the Face of Adversity - OneMontville Unites panels will provide a forum on diversity, action, perspective and what it takes to bring it all together to build a community. Four area speakers will comprise the first OneMontville Unites. They will share their experiences, challenges, resources and community support ideas regarding topics such as: addiction, substance abuse, ethnicity, faith, teen suicide, gender, gender identity and more. All four speakers have roots in Montville Township.

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  • Montville Township Public Schools Named National District of Character. Robert R. Lazar Middle School Named National School of Character Designates 73 schools as 2018 National Schools of Character and 5 districts as 2018 National Districts of Character - Montville Township Public Schools is one of only 5 districts in the nation to be named a 2018 National District of Character. In addition, Montville Township Public Schools’ Robert R. Lazar Middle School is one of only 73 in the nation to be designated a National School of Character.

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  • 1000+ Luminaries Glowed for Inclusion Throughout Montville Township on 3rd Annual OneMontville Green In Day

    Schools, businesses, places of worship and residents united to support Acceptance Respect and Kindness for all - OneMontville is a volunteer driven organization that launched in September of 2015 to help raise awareness of kindness and to encourage mindfulness of self and others.

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  • OneMontville Green In Day to Glow Green with Light of 1,000 Luminaries 

    Schools, businesses and places of worship join OneMontville to promote Acceptance Respect and Kindness - On Friday, May 18, the OneMontville organization of Montville Township, New Jersey, will host the 3rd Annual Green In Day. Politicians, township employees, students, teachers, business owners and others will wear green in support of Acceptance, Respect and Kindness for all.

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  • Spanish Language Students Host Bowling Night to Send Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico

    A Family Friendly Event to Help Hurricane Survivors Living in the US Territory - Students taking Spanish and participating in the Robert R. Lazar Middle School Spanish Club are planning a iSomos Uno! (We are One!) bowling fundraiser on Sunday, May 20, 2018. They hope to help restore electricity and provide some relief for the Hurricane Maria survivors of Puerto Rico. The Spanish Language school students began planning the event in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People of all ages are asked to attend the family bowling outing. The cost is only $10 cash for this family friendly fundraiser.

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  • An important message - Schools must open on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6, 2018.

    Superintendent Dr. Rene Rovtar explains why and how the district plans to is work with school administrations to manage impact on students and families - To help families make plans for the months ahead, we have developed a plan. The primary goal of the plan is to support our students, particularly our high school seniors, so they can complete their high school careers in a productive manner, while reducing their stress as much as possible. The other goals are to respect the situations that our families and staff members find themselves in as a result of the winter weather.

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  • Neverland comes to Montville as Lazar Middle School Students perform PETER PAN JR.

    Classic tale for all ages to be staged at Montville Township High School - Based on J.M. Barrie's enchanting play -- Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up -- PETER PAN JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about the adventures of a mischievous boy. Performances will be held on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS ONLY $7 AT THE DOOR

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  • Two Lazar Singers Chosen for North Jersey Junior School High Regional Honors Chorus

    The 8th grade students are among only 275 from across Northern NJ who will sing at prestigious event - Santina DiBenedetto and Raelle Lamel auditioned in February, had their first rehearsal on Thursday, March 1, 2018. and will perform on Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 PM at Kittatiny Regional High School in Newton, NJ.

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  • A message from Dr. Rene Rovtar - Spent Ramset cartridge was used for building maintenance and repairs

    Ramset cartridges are used for affixing items to concrete or block walls. The adhesive comes in a .22 caliber cartridge. This afternoon during athletic practices, a coach and student-athlete discovered a casing in the high school’s weight room. Those individuals reported the information to the Supervisor of Athletics immediately. Recently, the maintenance department was completing work in and around the weight room. As a precautionary measure, the Montville Township Police Department was contacted. The officer who was dispatched confirmed that the casing was a spent Ramset cartridge. - If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Doug Sanford, Principal of MTHS via email ( or phone (973-331-7100, ext. 2605).

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  • A Letter from Superintendent Dr. René Rovtar.

    This communication was also e-mailed to the community on February 28, 2018 - I am sharing with you a copy of the Press Release issued by the Montville Township Police Department today. I feel it is important to note that no weapons were found at MTHS during the course of this investigation.

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  • SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to Montville Township High School

    From March 1-4 all the favorite characters are live on stage! PLUS CHARACTER BRUNCH March 4! - Tickets to this fun family production are only $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. The actors and other members of the MTHS Drama Club will also hold a CHARACTER BREAKFAST on Sunday, March 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Children and families will have an opportunity to meet the characters, take photos and enjoy breakfast in the MTHS cafeteria. Tickets to the CHARACTER BREAKFAST fundraiser are $5.00 at the door.

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  • Skye Design Studios donates sign and video to Montville Township Public Schools

    Branding video and lobby signage help community learn the meaning behind the district’s first logo - The Montville Township Board of Education honored Skye Dillion of Skye Designe Studios for his extraordinary work and dedication.

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  • A message regarding MTHS Safety and Security from Principal Douglas Sanford - February 24, 2018:

    In an effort to ease the minds of high school students and parents, and as a follow-up to Dr. Rovtar’s announcement yesterday, I wanted to share some information about school safety and security. Dr. Rovtar shared information related to a security concern at MTHS. While I cannot comment on the specifics of this incident, as it is still an active investigation by the Montville Township Police, I can tell you that there is a good amount of misinformation about it circulating around the community. As we are able to, we will share accurate information with the school community. For now, we can share that the individual involved has been removed from the high school.

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  • School Security Update MTHS

    February 23, 2018 e-mail and phone message to all faculty and staff - Earlier this week, information was shared with the high school administration indicating a possible security threat. The Montville Township Police were immediately notified and their investigation is ongoing. This prevents us from sharing any specific information about individuals involved. The individual associated with the threat has been removed from the school pending the outcome of the police investigation.

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  • A Letter Regarding Safety & Security from Superintendet Dr. Rene Rovtar

    February 23, 2018 e-mail to all Parents, Faculty and Staff - In the wake of the terrible tragedy in Parkland, Florida, all of us in the district remain focused on school safety and security. I want to reassure you that I consider the safety and security of our students and staff to be my most important responsibility. I feel that our district practices reflect this priority.

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  • Featured Organizations MEF
    The Montville Educational Foundation's (MEF) mission is to enhance the quality of education by fostering and promoting innovative approaches for excellence in education. The MEF is a private, non-profit, non-political organization with 100% of the funds they raise used to fulfill grants for faculty whose innovative ideas require additional funding to come to fruition.

    The New Jersey School Boards Association, a federation of boards of education, provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and the achievement of all students through effective governance.

    NJSBA Parent Connections
    The NJSBA's Parent Connections will serve as a resource to parents so that they can be better informed on educational topics such as school governance, funding, testing, school choice and others.

    NJSBA School Board Notes
    School Board Notes, published online each week, provides school board members with timely information about legislation, state board action, court decisions, local and county school board activities, and NJSBA events.