Mount Olive Township is approximately 31 sq. miles and has a population of approximately 28,000.  Routes 46, 80 and 206 run through the township, which makes it an ideal location for commuting.  Without traffic it is about an hour ride to NYC.  In town there is a train station which with a connection will bring you to Penn Station in NYC. 


Mount Olive is home to Budd Lake, which is the highest elevation navigable lake in New Jersey. Years ago it was a summer community, now it is home to year round homes.  Though major arteries run through town, much of the township is rural in nature.  Mt. Olive has many recreational opportunities for its residents.

Township Links

Mount Olive Township has a mayor-council form of government. Most of the township offices are located at the Township Complex on Flanders-Drakestown Road.


Township Website

Budd Lake Fire Department

Budd Lake Rescue Squad

Flanders Fire Department and Rescue Squad

Mt. Olive Library

Mt. Olive Police


Mount Olive Township has a K-12 school district.  There are several elementary schools, a middle school and Mt. Olive High School.  Mt. Olive High School has a nationally renown robotic program. There are many fine private schools in the area.

MOHS named a 2019 top High school 

Mount Olive High School was recently named one of the best high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The school received a score of 92% and was ranked 61st in New Jersey. The scoring criteria included college readiness, the percentage of students completing AP courses, the graduation rate, and the percentage of students proficient in math and reading. 

Earlier in the year, the school was honored by the College Board for its outstanding AP scores and participation rate. MOHS and the Mount Olive School District as a whole were also recognized with “A” grades from Niche, a website that compiles data to determine the nation's best places to live, work, and learn.

“There are a wide variety of external school rankings from a wide variety of organizations,” said Dr. Robert Zywicki, superintendent of schools. “Because they have different criteria, each individual ranking should always be taken with a grain of salt. However, when examined as a whole, it’s clear that Mount Olive High School and the entire Mount Olive School District provide children with tremendous opportunities and a world class education. The dedication and support of parents, faculty, students, and the community are all to thank.”

Kevin Stansberry has shepherded the school’s curriculum and culture for the past 16 years as principal. Added courses, two major facilities improvement projects, creation of a state-of-the art makerspace, and a diploma program that recognizes students for specialization in certain subject areas are some of the initiatives completed during his tenure that have shaped MOHS into the school it is today.

“It’s really been an incredible journey to be a part of the high school’s evolution,” Mr. Stansberry said. “We’ve performed well on standardized tests and AP exams, but ultimately it’s not about numbers or awards. Mount Olive High School provides a wealth of incredible opportunities and experiences so that all students can explore, find their place in the world, and be successful. Hands-on, minds-on college and career readiness is something our amazing team here prides itself on.”

U.S. News and World Report also honored MOHS last year.


Mt. Olive Schools

Bright Horizons

 The Goddard School route-206- nj

Fun N Friends Nursery School

Kindercare of Mt. Olive

Little Learners

Mt. Olive Childcare and Learning Center


Mount Olive Township is a community that encourages resident involvement.  It has many opportunities to become involved in the community and meet fellow residents.  It has a wonderful recreation program for its residents.

Girl Scouts

Moms Club of Mt. Olive

Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce

Mt. Olive Baseball and Softball Association

Mt. Olive Kiwanis

Mt. Olive Lions Club

Mt. Olive Municipal Alliance

Mt. Olive Robotics

Mt. Olive Rotary Club

Mt. Olive Soccer Club

Mt. Olive Historical Society


Mount Olive Township is covered by several publications.  These are excellent resources to find out more information about the community.

Mt. Olive News

Our Town NJ

Daily Record

Mt. Olive Chronicle


Mount Olive Township there are several options for public transportation.

NJ Transit


Martz Trailways


Lakeland Bus Lines




Mount Olive Township has many fine religious organizations in town.

Abiding Peace Church

Budd Lake Chapel

Christ Episcopal Church

Crossroads Community Church

Hope Baptist Church church-flanders.htm

Mt. Olive Community Bible Church

Temple Hatikvah

Saint Judes Church

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

United Presbyterian Church


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