Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro

Bergen County Technical High School

A model of excellence and reform in the 21st century, the Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro (BCTHS - Teterboro), is located within ten miles of New York City. Prospective students from seventy (70) towns in Bergen County apply for a particular technical program and are selected through a rigorous admissions process that evaluates middle school grades, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations and assessments in writing and math. The school's enrollment is 659 students and mirrors the diversity of Bergen County; 57% female, 43% male, 45% Caucasian, 32% Asian, 16% Hispanic, 6% African American and the remaining Pacific Islander, American Indian or other.

National Recognition
Ranked #31 Nationally & #3 in NJ by US News & World Report in 2015
Ranked #28 Nationally by Newsweek/Daily Beast in 2015
Recognized as Apple Distinguished School for 2013-2015
National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2015

The school's college preparatory curriculum provides for a deep scope of knowledge in science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, world language, and the creative arts. Selecting from nine (9) majors, (Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Design, Commercial Art & Graphic Design, Computer Science, Culinology, Digital & Media Arts, Fashion Design & Merchandising, Law & Justice, and Strategic Asset Management), students follow a coherent scope and sequence of courses that are Advanced Placement, Honors, or College Level. Aligned to New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS), Common Core, and partnering universities, students are well prepared for college and beyond.

College Acceptances: Five-Year Trend
Year Top 50 Colleges
10/11 - 22%
11/12 - 22%
12/13 - 25%
13/14 - 33%
14/15 - 44%

Advanced Placement Courses

Calculus AB; Calculus BC; Statistics; Biology; Chemistry; Environmental Science; Physics I; Physics C Electricity;
Physics C Magnetism; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; US History II;
English Language; English Literature; U.S. Government; Studio Art;

Class of 2015 AP Score Distribution
*Over four-year career, the 149 students in Class of 2015 took a total of 590 Advanced Placement exams.
Score# Exams % Exams
5 - 140 21
4 - 170 26
3 - 184 28
2 - 83 12
1 - 13 2

Technical Majors:
Aerospace Engineering
Automotive Engineering & Design
Computer Science
Commercial Art & Graphic Design
Digital & Media Arts
Strategic Asset Management
Fashion Design & Merchandising
Law & Justice

Articulations with Colleges, Universities and Post-secondary Institutions

Over 100 post-secondary credits are available through articulations with several colleges and post-secondary institutions including, but not limited to:

New Jersey Institute of Technology ; Rochester Institute of Technology;
Syracuse University; Rutgers University;
Fairleigh Dickinson University; Kean University;
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Fine Arts

Teterboro is committed to the education of the whole child. In addition to academic and technical excellence, the campus is proud to offer Fine Arts courses such as:

2 D Design; Portfolio Prep; Painting; Piano/Keyboard;
Beginning Guitar; Basic Musicianship; Chorus; Band

Senior Internship

Culminating their previous three years of academic and technical instruction, seniors take part in an interactive learning partnership every Wednesday for the duration of the year. The internship allows our students to team up with a variety of people within the community, and it allows businesses and corporations to invest in the future of their industry. The essential component of a successful internship is the active participation of a student in an area of interest under the guidance of a mentor.

Examples of Senior Internships include:

Bergen County Dept. of Public Safety
Museum of Natural History
Bergen County Sheriff's Office
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
BMW of North American LLC
NJ Transit Corp.
Sterling Medical Devices
Paul Miller BMW
Hackensack University Medical Center
The Fig Leaf Boutique
Law Offices of Harwood and Lloyd
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Extracurricular Offerings

All students are encouraged to become part of one of our 15 sports teams. Athletics are viewed as an important complement to the high school experience and its relation to the development of the mind and body-the scholar-athlete. Participation in the athletic program is a privilege which must be approached with responsibility and respect and combined with prerequisite commitment to scholastic achievement. Students from the Paramus, Hackensack, Teterboro, and Applied Technology campuses play on the same sports teams.

In addition to development of students on the athletic field, Teterboro offers a number of diverse activities as well. Student activities include, but are not limited to: BT Ink, Chemistry Club, Coding Club, Engineering Club, Knights News, Ski/Snowboard Club, Model UN, Student Government, Yearbook, Heroes & Cool Kids, National Honor Society, Peer Leaders, Physics Club, and Skills USA.


The Bergen County Technical High School-Teterboro is a member of The Coalition of Essential Schools and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the New Jersey Department of Education, and is a chapter member of the National Honor Society. Affiliations include: Coalition for Leaders of Advanced Student Success, Jack Kent Cook Foundation, Gilder Lehrman Institute, New Jersey Bar Association, National Academy Foundation, National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence, Syracuse University Project Advance Advisory Board, Printing Industries of America, ServSafe, Project Adventure, Project Lead the Way, Rutgers University, and Research Chefs of America.