Scotch Plains and Fanwood are attractive residential communities located in north central New Jersey about 25 miles west of New York City. The towns offer a lovely suburban setting, a variety of housing styles and options and large open park lands. The diverse population of the towns numbers about 30,000. Train service is available in Fanwood and in a adjacent community of Rahway. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools serve approximately 5,520 students in grades PreK-12. The district offers a comprehensive academic program, excellent student services, an experienced and highly qualified staff, modest class sizes, and a wide variety of extracurricular athletics and activities.