Why BEACH?

Future-Ready Technology

With a dedicated K-8 STEAM program and a cutting-edge Innovation and Engineering Collaboratory at Point Beach HS, our students can explore engineering, design, and computer science.

Over 40 Dual-Enrollment Courses

Gull Flight School offers students more than 40 dual enrollment course options through Ocean County College. Students have a pathway to earn a college degree weeks before they receive a high school diploma!

Championship Teams

17 varsity and sub-varsity programs offer students a wide range of opportunities to excel.

Small-School Feel

Students thrive at The Beach in a small, supportive environment with comprehensive academic and extracurricular offerings. With 10:1 student faculty ratios in both schools, at The Beach, everybody really can know your name.

Apple 1 : 1 District-wide

Our schools are Apple Distinguished Schools, and we have been an Apple 1:1 district for over 12 years. Both schools have earned the highest Future Ready designation by Future Ready Schools, NJ.

Ranked #1

Recently, both US News and Niche.com have ranked Point Beach HS the #1 Public High School in Ocean County.

75% of 9th grade students complete an AP course.

All of our 22 AP courses are open enrollment.

80% of our students participate in at least one extracurricular activity.

And most participate in many more!

programs

Humanities students

Humanities and Business

Collaboration area

Engineering

Dual enrollment at PT Beach

Gull Flight School

STEM education at PT Beach

Math and Science

PT Beach football

Athletics

PT Beach band

Arts at the Beach

PT Beach world languages teachers

World Languages

PT Beach theater production

Extracurricular Activities

Spotlight

steve r

There is an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” As a teacher, I am planning for a better tomorrow with the work I am doing today.

- Steve Ruddy, Media Center Specialist/STEAM

Trevor

STEAM class is something I look forward to in my schedule everyday. It is challenging sometimes because of the coding involved with robotics. I like STEAM because it's hands-on, which is something I really enjoy. I am so glad our school has STEAM.

- Trevor Fitzsimmons, 8th Grade Student

Kai

My journey with music has been difficult, but with time, patience, and perseverance I was able to achieve my goals. Although something seems hard at first, you always want to keep trying and be determined because you never know where it can take you.

- Kai Conde-Velez, 6th Grade Student

M. Mechler

“One of my greatest joys as a teacher is shaping our little gulls’ minds and watching them take flight with the knowledge and tools to be able to succeed outside of the classroom.”

- Molly Mechler, Antrim RTI Coordinator

BE

Being a leader means being a positive role model and leading by example. I do my best to be someone people can look up to. Being kind is the most important part of being a leader. I believe you should always treat people the way you want to be treated. I stand up for what I believe in.

- Brielle Ewing, 8th Grade Student

EG

Antrim is a great and fun place to learn, and make new friends along the way.

- Evan Grosshandler, 2nd Place County Winner for Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

William Smith, Superintendent

Never before has our learning journey offered students access to so many engaging and exciting opportunities.

- William T. Smith, Ed.D., Superintendent

PPBS Education Foundation

What I love about the Point Pleasant Beach school system is how our whole community really pulls together to support our schools, staff, and students. It’s the heart of our children’s vibrant and diverse education and upbringing!

- Kas Dyson, President, PPB Public Education Foundation