Chatham is a borough located in Morris County that is home to a population of approximately 9,000 residents. This area has a rich history, with residents of Chatham being active participants in the Revolutionary War. In 2005, Money magazine ranked Chatham as ninth on its annual list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.
The School District of the Chathams serves residents from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. There are six schools located within the district, serving approximately 4,000 school aged children throughout the year. These schools include Milton Avenue School, Southern Boulevard School, Washington Avenue School, Lafayette School, Chatham Middle School, and Chatham High School, which was given a Blue Ribbon School Award by the U.S. Department of Education – the highest award an American school can receive. For students wishing to attend private school, Saint Patrick School is a Catholic school located in Chatham that serves students from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade.
Recreation plays a large role in the borough. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities and programs available to residents of all ages, including parks, fields, and gyms. Additionally, the recreation department offers volunteers for supervision and refereeing for these programs.