Welcome to the Freehold Learning Center! Our staff is committed to all the students in this school. We foster a community of respect and high expectations. Ultimately, we want FLC to be a great place to learn and a happy place to educate. 

    Freehold Learning Center is a preschool through grade five public elementary school that features an “open space” structure. At the Freehold Learning center we are proud to celebrate our diversity and small town feeling. The open space affords us the opportunity to easily reconfigure class room space as necessary to meet the needs of the students. The open space school model also helps to increase the curiosity and creativity of our children.
    Freehold Learning Center’s unique setting has continued to operate successfully since 1974. At Freehold Learning Center, instruction is focused on meeting the individual needs of all students. We believe that all students can learn and achieve success. A multitude of programs and teaching strategies including differentiated learning, inclusion, thematic instruction and cooperative learning help students attain knowledge of the Common Core Standards.

    The school is made up of 26 classroom areas in an open-space environment. Kindergarten provides the foundation for building a framework for lifelong learning. Because learning nourishes development, children need to be in an environment where we foster learning. We offer preschool program for 4 year old children living in Freehold Borough. The special education program offers three self-contained multi age classrooms; a preschool handicapped classroom, and the additional services of resource room pull out and inclusion. Support staff includes the child study team, two basic skills teachers, two ESL teachers, a guidance counselor, a nurse, two speech therapists, and a physical therapist. There is a Bilingual homeroom in grades Kindergarten, first and second, with additional pull-out and push in supplemental language services where needed. All students attend special area classes in art, library/media, music, and physical education. Additional programs for those that qualify include gifted and talented academic, English as a second language, bilingual education, basic skills, chorus, band, and violin lessons.

    Physical Education stresses physical fitness, psychomotor skills, sportsmanship, and an understanding of rules and team play. Art classes develop art appreciation, creativity and the fundamentals of art using a variety of mediums. Music is offered to develop singing ability, music theory and an appreciation for a diverse selection of musical content. Students in grades three through five have the option of taking group lessons on a variety of musical instruments. In the media center, our students’ technology skills are being taught to move them forward with all the current 21st century skills.

    Students in grades 3 through grade 5 receive quarterly report cards. Traditional letter grades are used to designate their level of academic achievement. In grades 1 and 2 students also receive a quarterly report card; numbers are used to indicate levels of proficiency. The parents of preschool and kindergarten students receive a social and skill development analysis report at the end of each marking period. Parent conferences are scheduled twice each year; once in the fall and once in the spring semester, however parents are encouraged to come in at anytime to conference with a teacher.

    There are a wide variety of enrichment activities in our school that include chorus, band, student council, and assemblies. We celebrate student achievement at our Award’s Assemblies and encourage students to become independent readers through our “Reader Achiever program. In addition, fifth graders provide community service and lead our student council. We encourage the members of this school to give back to the community as we feel this is an excellent life experience. Our student council has been giving back with an annual toy drive to benefit children being cared for at the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. We are looking to grow the program and to get others in our school involved in these amazing experiences.

    Thank you for taking an interest in our school. If you have questions please feel free to contact me at 732-761-2212. 


    William Smith