Freehold Township is situated on approximately 38 square miles in western Monmouth County, New Jersey. Centrally located in New Jersey’s suburbs, Freehold is approximately 15 miles from the Jersey Shore, 40 miles from Newark Liberty Airport, and 50 miles from Midtown Manhattan.
Freehold’s motto is “Western Monmouth’s Family Town”. Known for it’s excellent schools, recreation programs, shopping, and family amenities including a variety of housing choices, Freehold haslong been a desirable place to live and raise a family. From the U. S. Census of 1990 to the Census of 2010 Freehold’s population grew by over 30% to approximately 36,000 residents today.
Public school students in pre-school through eighth grade attend the Freehold Township Schools. Freehold has an Early Childhood Learning Center for pre-school children ages 3–5, offering half-day and full-day sessions, five K-5 elementary schools, the Clifton T. Barkalow Middle School and Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School for grades 6-8, and high school students attend either Freehold Township High School or Freehold High School depending on their address.
Freehold Township High School is home to the Contemporary Global Studies Learning Center (formerly International Studies) that admits talented students from all over the Freehold Regional High School District. High school students in Freehold Township also have the opportunity to attend Vocational Schools such as Biotechnology High School, High Technology High School, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Communications High School, and the Academy of Allied Health & Science, which are part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District.
Rutgers University, in partnership with Brookdale Community College offers several bachelor degree completion programs at Brookdale’s Freehold Campus.