The Merchantville School District was founded in 1874. It is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade committed to quality and excellence, will provide a broad-based education, which is responsive to the needs of all students. Working with the community, the district shall: Offer a wide range of academic experiences that encourages all students to meet their potential and prepares them to meet the Curriculum Content Standards. Foster a respect for self and others. Encourage personal, social, and civic responsibility. Develop a continuing interest in self-improvement in all areas. Create an environment that encourages a desire for successful learning. Generate an enthusiasm for life-long learning.