C. Zimmer

Why Move to Maplewood, NJ?

Maplewood, NJ’s Public Library Free Events are just one of the many reasons why Maplewood, NJ is such a popular destination.

As the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall it marks the beginning of the perfect season to visit your local library. While the Library has an array of wonderful books to curl up next to a fireplace with, they also have a wide array of free events occurring this November.

Screen Shot 2013-11-01 at 2.16.04 PMSaturday November 2nd (2-5pm) – The Theater Project presents “Opening Nights in the Afternoon”. This script-in-hand performance will honor the Kennedy legacy and have a discussion to follow. It will be held in the main library and is open to the public.

Wednesday November 6th (7pm) – Come try Yoga for the first time at Yoga For Adults and Teens.  All fitness levels are welcome and no experience is required.  No registration is needed.

Monday November 18th (11am) – It’s time to Make Friends with Your Computer in the free class that will teach you basic computer operation and how to navigate the internet.  This is the perfect introduction to computer class and no registration is needed.

Saturday/Sunday November 23rd/24th – The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be going on from 10-5 on the 23rd and 11-5 on the 24th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get some winter reading material for a bargain while helping a good cause.

These exciting events are just a sampling of the free events being held at the Maplewood Library in November.  For the full list of events click here.  So whether you love books, plays, or just trying new things…the Maplewood Library has a free activity for you.  If you aren’t a Maplewood Resident and want to learn many more reasons that make this town so great, feel free to contact me  for more information about Maplewood.

Maplewood NJ Columbia High School Ranks High

Maplewood, NJ Columbia High School Ranks High this year – in the TOP 15%.

Along with the price of a new Maplewood, NJ house and the taxes,the quality of the local school district is a key
consideration in deciding where to buy. For a parent, or a young couple planning on a family, it might veryScreen Shot 2013-03-07 at 1.54.00 PM
well be the most important factor of all.

In September 2012, on the basis of its academic excellence and student achievement, N.J. Monthly Magazine generated Maplewood, NJ’s Columbia High School#47 out of all the high schools in the State of New Jersey.  Small classes of 20-25 students, and a selection of over 140 courses to choose from, are the key to Columbia’s success. And it shows. The high school boasts average S.A.T. scores that are not only higher than the state average, but exceed the national average as well. For those kids on the fast track toward college, Columbia offers 21 Advanced Placement courses and can proudly point to an 85% passing rate on AP exams.

Columbia’s core curriculum focuses on 5 academic major subjects:
English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and World Languages.   After the required courses in each are completed, students are free to choose from among the scores of college-level electives that are available and for which college credit can be earned. Also required for graduation is one year of fine and performing arts and one year of practical arts. Fine arts courses range from animation, photography, film making, design, to chorale, orchestra and theatre, to name only a
few, while the practical art course offerings include business, finance and technology.

Academics are only one part of the picture at Columbia. The high school can proudly point to over 50 extracurricular activities that relate to its academic and athletic offerings. Among the more exceptional activities are the school newspaper, The Columbian, which was named Most Outstanding High School Newspaper by the Scholastic Press Association in 2012, and the school literary magazine, Guildscript, which received an Excellent ranking award from the National Council of Teachers of English. The school has its own television broadcasting station, which provides hands-on experience to students in the TV Production courses as well as daily programming to the local communities. Clubs devoted to everything from music, theatre, chess, Shakespeare, Magic, Italian, Astronomy keep students interest after school. There is even a Robotics, formed in 2011, which
has already won state titles in competition.

Nothing is more important than the education of your children. The school district that you live in will have a tremendous impact on their future.

If you want more information on schools or real estate in Maplewood/South Orange NJ,  visit my website.

Maplewood, NJ Columbia High School is just one of the reasons to consider purchasing a home in Maplewood or South Orange New Jersey.