Before 1894, each of the three small villages of Berkley (later known as
Mt. Royal), Clarksboro
and Mickleton maintained their own school district.
of the Past:
Early schools in our current East Greenwich Township
include: The Friends School, the Clarksboro School, the Mickleton
School and the Mount Royal School.
Starting in January of 1810 classes
were also held at the "Little Red Schoolhouse" on Harmony Road in Mickleton.
The first teacher was George Mickle. It continued as a Friend's School from 1908.
From 1910 until 1928 it was rented by the East Greenwich Township Board of education
as a school for lower grades.
addition there were schools kept in private homes. To name some: Miss Anna Weatherby's
school; and Rev. O'Brien's school from 1890-1900, tutoring boys in Latin and Greek.
The Rev. Jesse Burke, Rector of St. Peter's Church, also had pupils.Samuel
Mount Royal's original one room schoolhouse stood
on the same site as the larger school built after 1836.
Clarksboro School was known to
have existed in 1876.
Mickleton's first public schoolhouse was a frame
one built in 1877 at the corner of Kings Highway and Quaker Road. This was replaced
in 1928 by the red brick school which now houses the East Greenwich
Library. In 1971 the Jeffrey Clark elementary school was built on Quaker Road.
Prior to 1911, students from East Greenwich attended various post-elementary
schools including Bacon Academy in Woodstown, Friends Central School in Philadelphia,
an Academy or Deptford Institute in Woodbury and others. The Select School at
Upper Greenwich opened in 1874 at the Upper Greenwich Hall with 22 scholars, under
the care of Anna Churchman of Philadelphia.
A public high school was
built in Woodbury in 1911. In
1931 a New Jersey State law required school attendance until the age of 16. At
that time East Greenwich township paid tuition to Woodbury or Swedesboro high
school for resident's children.
Schools of the Present:
7 Quaker Road, Mickleton NJ
built on Quaker Road in 1971
Jeffrey Clark School, photograph taken 2003 by J. Brown
559 Kings Highway, Mickleton NJ
Samuel Mickle School, photograph taken 2003 by J. Brown
East Greenwich students attend high school at Kingsway
Regional High School in Woolwich NJ
& related web sites:
Greenwich Township Schools - School Website
Greenwich Township Schools - Official East Greenwich Township Web site
Greenwich School System - by SchoolMatch
OF WORSHIP IN EAST GREENWICH NJ
Angel Visit Baptist Church - Reverend
Hilyard Knox, Interim Pastor
15 North Street
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
Celebrating their 100th anniversary in June 2004
SEE History and photographs of Angel Visit Baptist
Berkley Baptist Church - Rev. William J. Eberwein
177 Kings Highway
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
History and photographs of Berkley Baptist Church
United Methodist Church - Rev. Gary L. Turk
14 W. Cohawkin
Clarksboro, NJ 08020
History and photographs of Evangelical United Methodist Church
Kingsway Baptist Church - Rev. Jim Fish
SEE History and
photograph of Kingsway Baptist Church
Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends - Barry Sloane
and Democrat Road
Mickleton, NJ 08056
and Photographs of Mickleton Meeting
St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal
Church - Rev. Dennis Witt Nichols
304 Kings Highway
(856) 423-4116 FAX: (856) 423-4938
History and photographs of St. Peters Church
Zion United Methodist
Church - Rev. Richard L. Workman
242 Kings Highway
SEE HISTORY and photographs
of the Zion United Methodist Church
of Churches located in Gloucester Co NJ
East Greenwich Library
535 Kings Highway, PO Box 26
you would like to volunteer for a good cause, become a Friend of the Library.
You can make a difference as they work together on a variety of new projects.
Call the library for information.
of the East Greenwich Public Library
from the Gloucester County Library web site
Engle Memorial at the East Greenwich Public Library
The East Greenwich Library sits on the site of Mickleton's
first public schoolhouse built in 1877. That frame building was
replaced in 1928 by a red brick school, currently being used by
the East Greenwich Public Library.
East Greenwich Public Library
East Greenwich Master Plan document 2003
Public School House - from 1988 History of East Greewich booklet
Gloucester County Library
J. Peaslee Municipal Annex
Greenwich Municipal Building