Bernardsville is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. In 2000 Bernardsville had the 10th-highest per capita income in the state and ranked 76th nationally among the 100 highest-income places in the United States (with at least 1,000 households). As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 7,707, reflecting an increase of 362 (+4.9%) from the 7,345 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 748 (+11.3%) from the 6,597 counted in the 1990 Census.

Bernardsville was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1924, from portions of Bernards Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 29, 1924.

Part of the borough was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Olcott Avenue Historic District in 2009.

Public school students in grades PreK–12 attend the schools of the Somerset Hills Regional School District, a regional school district serving students from Bernardsville, Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone, along with students from Bedminster who are sent to the district’s high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship. As of the 2010-11 school year, the district’s three schools had an enrollment of 1,858 students and 156.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.86:1.

The three schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Bedwell Elementary School (PreK–4, 689 students), Bernardsville Middle School (5–8, 577) and Bernards High School (9–12, 795), all of which are located in Bernardsville.


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