Mission Statement: The Mission of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District is to educate every student to become a confident and caring life-long learner who can communicate and contribute positively to the rapidly changing world. The district, in cooperation with the community,will provide an academic environment which values excellence, initiative, and diversity. About Us: Scotch Plains and Fanwood are attractive residential communities located in north central New Jersey about 25 miles west of New York City. The towns offer a lovely suburban setting, a variety of housing styles and options and large open park lands. The diverse population of the towns numbers about 30,000. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools serve approximately 5,300 students in grades PreK-12. The district offers a comprehensive academic program, excellent pupil services, an experienced and highly qualified staff, modest class sizes, and a wide variety of extracurricular athletics and activities.