Mount Olive, New Jersey

Mount Olive Township, located in western Morris County, is home to Budd Lake and Flanders, NJ.


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  

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     

Mt. Olive Community Bible Church 

Temple Hatikvah 

Saint Judes Church 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 

United Presbyterian Church 

Mount Olive Homes for Sale

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