Principal's Page

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Welcome to the Belhaven Middle School a twice designated School to Watch.  Schools to Watch recognizes Middle Schools for their trajectory towards implementing best practices in the areas of academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and strong organizational structures.  In addition, Linwood Schools are recognized by the NJ Department of Education as a High-Performing New Jersey School District.  Our programs are designed to challenge students and prepare them with the skills necessary so that they are college/career ready, caring and productive citizens. 

Situated in the beautiful small town of Linwood, our school benefits from a great deal of community support as we work to fulfill our mission.  We celebrate the journey of life-long learning as we empower children to emerge as educated, responsible, compassionate citizens of the world.  We strive to assist students in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become perceptive, culturally aware, community-focused citizens of a globally-connected society.  We support students through comprehensive instruction in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, World Language and Social and Emotional Learning activities. 

Through the Renaissance Program we seek to increase student achievement by inspiring students and building excitement for their journey through middle school.  Renaissance is an inside-out movement built on traditions and ceremonies to honor the heroes in our district.  This includes not only students but also staff, parents and other community members.  We continually work to grow and enhance a positive school culture and foster student pride and accomplishment. 

Through the contributions of our parents, staff, and community, Linwood continues to set the standards for academic excellence and community involvement.   The fine reputation the Linwood School District enjoys is a result of the efforts of an entire school community working together to promote education, opportunity, and good citizenship for every student. The PTO and LEF parent groups are second to none in their volunteer efforts and their contributions have enhanced everyday learning for all students. 

I look forward to working with you in the coming school year and please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Jennifer Luff Ed.D.
Principal, Belhaven Middle School 
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