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

We have been an Apple 1:1 district for over 12 years. Both schools 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!


Humanities students

Humanities and Business

PTBeach Collarboratory


PTBeach Dual Credit

Gull Flight School


Math and Science

PT Beach Football


PTBeach Band

Arts at the Beach

PTBeach World Languages faculty

World Languages

PTBeach theater

Extracurricular Activities


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

PPBHS Science Faculty

Science is all around us--especially at the Beach!

- Dan Lamela, PPBHS Science Faculty

PPBS Public 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