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."
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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.
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.
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.
The Friday Speaker Series was developed to provide low stakes social and emotional support to the student body through topics including self-discipline and goal setting, the impact of gratitude on our daily life, financial literacy, mental health and wellness, and resilience.
In the Lower School at Saddle River Day School, there is, of course, an emphasis on giving our students the academic foundation necessary for future success. But our teachers are also focused on instilling a love of knowledge and an intellectual curiosity that make learning a lifelong passion.
Here at SRDS, it is our mandate to evaluate our programs, pedagogy and curriculum to ensure that we are proactive in responding to the evolving needs of our students and families.
Saddle River Day School has been granted $100,000 by the Edward E. Ford Foundation in support of its Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.