Florham Park

Florham Park is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Florham Park was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 9, 1899, from portions of Chatham Township. The National Football League’s New York Jets relocated their main headquarters in 2008 to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, located in Florham Park. The Jets relocated to Florham Park from their old facilities at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The team holds its day-to-day operations during the year in Florham Park, while relocating during July and August to Cortland, NY for training camp. Florham Park beat out Berkeley Heights, Jersey City, Millburn, South Amboy, and Wood-Ridge, which had all been finalists contending to be the host of the new facility.

The Florham Park School District serves public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district’s three schools had an enrollment of 1,009 students and 86.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.72:1. The schools in the district (with 2011-12 school enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Briarwood Elementary School (grades PreK-2, 333 students), Brooklake Elementary School (3-5, 337) and Ridgedale Middle School (6-8, 339).

Holy Family School is a Catholic school operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. The school opened in 1954 with 173 students and reached a peak enrollment of 700 in the 1960s. Portions of the College of Saint Elizabeth campus are in Florham Park, including the Villa of Saint Ann, a classical Greek amphitheater built into a hillside, and the original dairy farm for the complex. Portions of the Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, also are located in Florham Park.

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