Award Year: 2015

Elizabeth Haddon School

501 West Redman Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ, 08033-2699

(856) 429-0811

Mr. Gerry Bissinger, Principal at time of Nomination


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The mission of Elizabeth Haddon School is to develop the unique potential of each individual, preparing our students to meet the Common Core Curriculum Standards. We strive to create a challenging and diverse learning climate that promotes the development of the whole student, and prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and integrity to meet life's challenges and enrich their community.

Student Demographics
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Students celebrate Read Across America week at the Dr. Seuss Cat Cafe.

Students celebrate Read Across America week at the Dr. Seuss Cat Cafe.

Driving down the tree-lined streets of Haddonfield you can’t miss the four pillars that welcome you to Elizabeth Haddon School, home of The Dragons. Named after the founder of Haddonfield, our neighborhood school is currently in its 102nd year. Our child-centered faculty is committed to creating a school community that meets the needs of all students, enabling children to become life-long learners and caring citizens. Classroom teachers lead student-centered instruction. Digital learning is facilitated by teacher leaders who utilize Smart Boards, a computer lab, laptops, and iPads. At “Lizzy Haddon” children are provided extensive opportunities to serve their school and community. Extra-curricular activities include peer mediation, student council, and a talent show. Enrichment opportunities include Noontime Enrichment, Battle of the Books, and Science Olympiad. Students have an opportunity to publish original pieces of writing through the “Bookworm” publishing center. Last year we raised over $20,000 for the American Heart Association. Our school is fortunate to have an active Parent - Teacher Association that provides extensive support for programs. Parents arrange for assembly programs, chaperone school trips, volunteer in classrooms, and raise funds to support initiatives. A Principal’s Advisory Committee (PAC) promotes shared leadership.

Our school song says it best, “Where do kids like to go - Lizzy Haddon School/ Where do kids like to grow - Lizzy Haddon School/. Reading, writing, working are what we like to do./ When you come to our school, you learn something new./ Teachers are the best. We always stand up tall. /Lizzy Haddon- you’re the greatest of them all!”