School Info

Welcome to Amsterdam Elementary School 
Main Office

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Amsterdam School is located in beautiful Somerset County, in Central New Jersey. One of six elementary schools in Hillsborough Township, Amsterdam is home to 420 students in grades K, TP-4. A solid curriculum, grounded in New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards, is enhanced by many opportunities for students to enjoy their time in the schoolhouse. The atmosphere at Amsterdam School is highly-positive. . .students and teachers together make a commitment to life-long learning.

Amsterdam Main Office Administrative Staff


Mrs. Michele Fisher   

      Mrs. Jeannie Demetrio

Mrs. Christine Battagliese
Clerical Assistant

Office Hours: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
School begins at 7:50 am and ends at 2:25 pm

Visitors:    Upon arriving at our school door, please ring the doorbell mounted on the left.  We will ask your name, reason for stopping by and to proceed to the main office. All visitors must immediately report to the school office. Failure to do so may result in violation of the NJC 2C: 18-3 trespassing law. Please assist us with this important requirement.

People unknown to us, as always, will be asked for identification.  We are asking that parents do not let other parents into the school building. We know that you do not want to appear rude but it is important for each individual to be buzzed in separately.   

Visitors Must Sign In and Take A Visitor Sticker: You will be asked to sign in our pink visitor's book and to take a visitor sticker located on a roll on the counter. They must be worn while visiting school property.  Please remember to wear your visitor sticker in a visible spot.  If one of the staff members witnesses you without one you will be directed back to the school office.

Parents may not visit the classroom unannounced for any reason. Our goal is to have as few interruptions to the school day as possible. If you are dropping off an item for your child, the office will call into the classroom. Your child may or may not come up right away for that item as they may be involved in a lesson.  The teacher will send the child down for that item when he/she can.
Class Parties/Planned Classroom Activities:  We have a new procedure for class parties as previously announced in two of our recent Instant Alerts.  Class parents/photographers may come in one half hour prior to the party start time.  Teachers will be stationed at a table at the door with a list of the class parents and photographers.  All parents should be prepared to present picture identification.  Only parents on the list will be permitted to the classrooms.  All others will be directed to the office.
If you are here for a classroom event, we will have a list of expected guests from the teacher as our check-off list.  If you are not on the list we will call down to the classroom for confirmation. 
Our school will continue to be vigilant in school safety and security measures.  In order to maintain a high level of school safety, we will continue to review and update our school security plans on a consistent basis. 
Mailing Address:
Amsterdam School
301 Amsterdam Drive
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Phone Number(908)431-6600. (Hillsborough Township Public School District)
To reach Amsterdam School, select option 4.To dial a teacher by name, select option 9 off the main menu.


FAX Number: (908) 281-7201 (for all staff)  

Please remember to keep the teacher and the office informed of changes to your child's daily schedule by writing a note. Please include in the notes the child's name, teacher, and the reason for the change to schedule or departure/pick up changes. These notes, after being reviewed by the classroom teacher, are sent to the office and are held until the end of the day in question. Dismissal time is very hectic and we need one source for accessing this information. If you child attends the After School Program, they must also be kept informed of any changes to their schedule, either in writing or by calling them directly. Thank you for this assistance. 

Directions:   Amsterdam Elementary School is located on Amsterdam Drive between Amwell Road and River Road in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. Hillsborough Township is in Central New Jersey in the Route 206 area between Somerville an Princeton. For detailed directions, see Directions Link.