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Bernardsville, New Jersey
Somerset County
Somerset Hills Regional School District
Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School is a public school located in Bernardsville, New Jersey with 570 students in grades Pre-K-4.
Subjects taught include Reading and Writing Workshop, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Health, Art, Enrichment, Music, Library, PE, Spanish and Technology.
Our Character Education program is an integral part of the school mission, promoting kindness and compassion.

Bedwell has been recognized for it's balanced literacy program, character education program and as a Green Ribbon School.

141 Seney Drive
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Principal: Ms. Amy Phelan
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White 65%
Black 1%
Asian 3%
Hispanic 26%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 5%
School size
Female 47.9%
Male 52.1%
Economically disadvantaged students 15%
Students with disabilities 24%
English learners 8%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 5%
Kindergarten 15%
1st Grade 18%
2nd Grade 22%
3rd Grade 21%
4th Grade 20%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
of students

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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 2
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 5
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 32%
6 to 10 days 34%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 14%
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English 79.5%
Spanish 17.2%
Other 3.3%
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Learn more about Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School.


Bedwell is dedicated to providing students with life-long love of learning and a challenging educational program that develops skills and knowledge necessary to lead successful, meaninguful lives. Our highly qualified educators employ a variety of strategies and techniques: hands on activities, learning centers, workshop format, cooperative learning, small group and direct instruction to meet the individual needs of learners.


Bedwell's blanced literacy program integrates reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing across the curriculum. Guided reading, shared reading and writing, read alouds, interactive writing, independent reading and writing, spelling, phonics and academic vocabulary development. The Math in Focus programs serves as the basis for mathematics exploration, investigation and instruction. Additional components of Bedwell's core curriculum include FOSS Science, Social Studies and Health.


Students in Grades 3 and 4 participate in the following before or after school clubs: BeWell Girls, Garden Club and Math Club


A Before Care and After Care program is available to all Bedwell students. The program is run through the Somerset Hills YMCA and is housed in the Bedwell multi-purpose room. Students can have a snack, receive help with homework, play games, engage in activities, go out to the playground and interact with their peers.


Educators participate in professional learning communities, district professional development institute courses and on site imbedded professional learning for content area subjects.


Bedwell provides ESL, enrichment, literacy, math, special education, counseling and I&RS support services for students.


Bedwell provides physical education classes, daily recess, visits to the Wellness Room and wellness activities to support student health and wellness. Students in third and fourth grades may visit/work in the school garden during recess and participate in our school wide recycling program.


Maintaining a strong home/school partnership enhances Bedwell students'' attitudes toward school and learning. Parental involvement is a fundamental component at Bedwell. Parent volunteers routinely organize and support projects. The Bedwell H.S.A. provides substantial support for classroom teachers and special programs. The H.S.A. funds cultural arts, history, science, character education, theatre, music assemblies and teacher grants.

School safety

A SLEO supports the safety of students, staff members and visitors at Bedwell.


Bedwell incorporates smartboards, ipads, chromebooks, 3-D printers, maker space and document cameras into instruction.

Early childhood

Bedwell provides a special education preschool inclusion program and an ABA preschool program.

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