Bergen County Technical Schools
New Career and Technical Education (CTE) School
Di Cara | Rubino Architects is currently in the late design stages of a new technical education high school that will aim to bridge the gap between high school and postsecondary education. Bergen County Technical School District's future Career and Technical Education (CTE) School will provide a versatile curriculum to prepare students for their post-high school plans by focusing on the employability and technical skills used in occupations. The 68,000 SF facility will actually be an addition to the existing Bergen County Technical High School in Paramus and will accommodate approximately 260 students across three new CTE programs:
• Welding and Fabrication
• Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
• Dental Assisting/Assistant
The school will prepare students to be competitive in a 21st-century workforce by giving them the skills needed to pursue postsecondary technical education, apprenticeship programs, or immediate entry into the workforce.
Key elements will include a fabrication and design lab and makerspace, two dental science labs (stations and dental lab/sterilization area), sustainable development lab, eight general education classrooms, two science labs, SGI spaces, an auxiliary gymnasium, and a combined art and music room. In addition, administrative and support facilities will include a cafeteria with prep and serving areas in addition to a large dining space, faculty room, administrative offices, and a nurse’s suite.
The new High School campus is envisioned to be a place which fosters, encourages, and supports all modes of learning both inside and outside the building. As such, outdoor learning areas were designed to support a variety of instructional and learning activities for both small and large groups.
2025 - Projection