Principal's Corner

Welcome to Auten Road Intermediate School

Home of the Mini Raiders

Auten Road Intermediate School is a school of approximately 1200 fifth and sixth graders. The school reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the Hillsborough community. The school benefits from the tremendous energy, love of life and excitement for learning that is a part of the developmental levels of ten to twelve year olds. In addition to a solid academic program, there are many opportunities for the students to explore interests in clubs, instrumental music, vocal music, world language and more. The focus is on the development of the whole child. Systemically, the students continue to develop the character traits introduced in the elementary schools with emphasis on respect for all members of the learning community.

The school is organized in interdisciplinary academic teams. Academic, social and emotional growth is the focus of the adults for the student population. The parent organization provides tremendous support for the programs through grants to the teachers for special projects. They also support the extra curricular activities that make learning fun. The highly-qualified staff is actively involved with promoting the programs that address the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards. Character Education is promoted through on-going programs such as Hoops for Heart, Character Education Club, and more. The guidance staff and administration are involved in all activities.

The physical environment is characterized by bright colors and open spaces. The physical plant encourages a warm community-oriented social and emotional climate. There are high expectations for all members in the school community. These expectations include high achievement in academics, behavior and respect for others. Well-defined routines and procedures throughout the school provide an efficient and safe environment.

The school and community enjoy a positive and supportive relationship. Parents, teachers, and administrators work in concert to make Auten Road Intermediate School a pleasant place to learn, grow and develop. 

Christopher Carey