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Bernards High School
25 Olcott Avenue
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Type Public high school
School district Somerset Hills Regional School District
Principal Scott Neigel
Faculty 60.7 (on FTE basis)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 785 (as of 2012-13)
Student to teacher ratio 12.93:1
Color(s) Red and White
Athletics conference Skyland Conference
Team name Mountaineers
Website Bernards High School

Bernards High School is a four-year high school in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. It serves grades 1-12 and kindergarten. It has students from Bernardsville, Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone. Students from Bedminster are sent to the district's high school for grades 9-12. The school is in Bernardsville.

In 2012-13 school year, the school had 785 students and 60.7 classroom teachers.

Awards, recognition and rankings

In its 2013 report on "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast said the school as 235th best in the nation .

In the 2011 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the school was at 6th in New Jersey and 288th nationwide.


Bernards High School competes in the Skyland Conference. it is under the watch of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).


From February of 2002 until the end of the 2008-2009 school year, the school offered students the to take part in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). It is a comprehensive two-year curriculum taken by a few junior and senior students. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are still offered, which may also lead to college credit.


Core members of the school's administration are:

  • Scott Neigel, Principal
  • Dr. Michael Corbett, Assistant Principal
  • Michael Hoppe, Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

Notable alumni

  • Roger Bart (born 1962, class of 1980), Tony award-winning actor.
  • Philip Capice (born 1931, class of 1948), Emmy award winning television producer. Producer of TV shows Dallas, Eight is Enough, TV movie Sybil and many others
  • John W. Geils Jr. (born 1946, class of 1964), musician, J. Geils of The J. Geils Band.
  • Meryl Streep (born 1949, class of 1967), Academy Award-winning actress, attended BHS in the late 1960s.
  • Ryan Scott Weber (born 1980, class of 1998), filmmaker.

Coordinates: 40°43′15″N 74°33′56″W / 40.7208°N 74.5655°W / 40.7208; -74.5655

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