Our Redeemer Lutheran School is located in Central NJ, in the Fords section of Woodbridge Township. The school opened in 1962 for First and Second Grades, and has grown to serve over 120 students in Preschool through 8th Grades. Please visit our website which serves two purposes: •The first is to welcome visitors to ORLS and to inform them about our teaching ministry. •The second is to keep school families informed of news & upcoming events. Our Redeemer Lutheran School is a mission outreach of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, a member congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. What began as 20 First and Second Graders in September, 1962 has now grown to become a Preschool and Elementary School, serving children from Age 3 through Grade 8. Our strong test scores for all grades prove the effectiveness of our educational philosophy, and our teachers' firm commitment to their students' personal growth & learning. The emphasis in our Preschool 3's and 4's program is on socialization, reading readiness, art, music, and Bible stories. The children learn a daily routine, and are prepared to continue on to our Kindergarten class. Our Full Day Kindergarten program has a strong emphasis on Reading skills, which is carried over into all other curriculum areas. It is a theme-based curriculum, with the children learning about apples, autumn, zoo animals, plants, penguins and Arctic animals, transportation, and holidays, among many others. The children learn Bible stories 4 days a week, and are assigned a weekly Bible verse to learn. First Grade through Eighth Grade follow the same basic curriculum as the public schools in the area, with the addition of Religion. Grades 3-8 rotate classes in Spanish, Creative Writing and Public Speaking, Technology and Health, and Art on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons. All students attend Chapel on Wednesday mornings, with the classes taking turns leading the service once a month. We also offer: •High standardized test scores •Before and After School Care from 7am-6pm •Small class sizes and family atmosphere •Computers and Internet access in all Grade 1-8 classrooms •Affordable payment plans •Caring, committed, Christian teachers •Bowling/Swimming lessons for Grades 1-8 •Access to specialized help from the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission Our school day is from 8:30 to 11:30am for Preschool, and 8:30am to 3pm for Grades K-8. For more information, please call the school office at 732-738-7470. Messages left after hours will be returned promptly.