Principal's Message



    Welcome to Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Elementary School!


    Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Elementary School is one of 11 elementary schools in the Old Bridge Township Public School District.   Our dedicated staff includes over 30 skilled professionals.  The philosophy of Shepard School is derived from the “Mission Statement” of the Old Bridge Township Public Schools.  Our focus is pupil-centered and our programs and activities are designed to address the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.


    Shepard School has been awarded the title of National School of Character for the second consecutive time.  We encourage our students to demonstrate the six pillars of character (Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Fairness, and Caring) everywhere they go. In addition to promoting an inspirational atmosphere where positive self-esteem is promoted, the staff consistently reinforces behavioral and academic expectations using common vocabulary, modeling, and accountability.


    Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, we look forward to providing our students and their families with opportunities to learn through hands on experiences in service learning. Our students and their parents are encouraged to contribute their input and participate in our school and community family events. 


    We look forward to continuing a positive partnership with parents and the Old Bridge community. Together we can meet the needs of all of students and provide an exceptional foundation for educational success.




    Joseph Marinzoli