Francis and Kristen Walsh, current Saddle River Day School parents and residents of Saddle River, have generously matched the $100,000 award. Thanks to the generosity of the Walsh family, the grant funds have been received and the school has been able to expand the innovative programming and academic offerings of its CIE.
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PRE-K 3 TO GRADE 12 • CO-ED, INDEPENDENT DAY SCHOOL
We inspire each child to achieve personal and academic excellence and to become a caring and ethical contributor to society. We empower students with the tools, space and encouragement to find their passions and thrive.
The result? Graduates who own their future.
ARE YOU READY?
We are. Every day, we create an entire experience designed for students to take charge of their future.
MILES FROM NYC, WITH BUS ROUTES
STUDENTS ACROSS 3 DIVISIONS FROM 100 COMMUNITIES
STUDENTS IN THE AVERAGE CLASS
of Middle School students complete an independent study
ACRES IN BERGEN COUNTY, NJ
AP AND COLLEGE COURSES
ACCEPTANCE TO 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
OF FACULTY HOLD ADVANCED DEGREES
Gain critical thinking skills, problem-solving experience and a global perspective, while exploring talents and passions.
An Entrepreneurial Mindset from the start
Students become inspired thinkers who seek the adventure of pursuing knowledge at every level. Engaging teachers build analytical thought through hands-on learning, big thinking and new technology across all academic disciplines.
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Coding principles are introduced in kindergarten, robotics teams compete nationally, and experts lead communitywide boot camps—innovation in design, engineering and business can be seen in every program at SRDS.
A standout college application: Gateway Diplomas
Increased academic rigor, strengthened 21st-century skills, better preparation for college. Driven, career-focused Upper School students have the ability to combine their interests with field experience, presentations and an established portfolio.
Become a valued, active participant in an engaging learning community.
Graduate with the internship experiences and research and public speaking skills needed to excel at top colleges and universities.
SRDS NEWS AND EVENTS
With a roster of shows this robust, it’s no wonder that prospective students are beginning to pay attention to Saddle River Day School as ‘The Place’ to hone their acting, singing, and performing skills. And this is just the way Tyler Capa wants it. He’s here to develop, encourage and support each performer and crew member who steps on his stage.
The author Michael Crichton once said, “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” Educating and reminding Saddle River Day School students about all the other leaves on their tree is exactly the intention of February’s Black History Month programming, according to English Department Chair Jennifer Maylath, this year’s organizer of Black History Month activities.
Behind the scenes, SRDS Robotics team members are learning valuable, transferable life skills like project management, time management, and teamwork, as they have only a few weeks to get their robots battle-ready after they’ve received the challenge. Design thinking (and re-thinking), and making adjustments and brainstorming solutions in real-time are skills the students hone. Students are learning the gift of failure and resilience, and how to take what they’ve learned and apply it effectively.
We all have opinions. As we have seen in recent years, the way these points of view are communicated makes a great difference in the way they are received and we are perceived. This is why learning the art of debate is an important life skill for students at Saddle River Day School, so they can effectively, as debate coach and Middle School history teacher, Radley Glasser puts it, “develop and articulate their own thoughts, but also consider opposing opinions critically and empathetically, while engaging in civil, yet substantive, discourse."
We all know that to be a student at Saddle River Day School, one must have the intellectual curiosity and capacity to succeed. But ask an SRDS student what they do beyond their studies and it will quickly become evident that they have hearts to help those who are less fortunate. When called to make a difference in the world to -- as our mission statement says -- “become a caring and ethical contributor to society,” our students, faculty and families step up.