DISCOVER SADDLE RIVER DAY SCHOOL
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.
As parents, we want our children to be upstanders, not bystanders, meaning that if they see a problem or an injustice, they should step in, get involved, and ask how they can help. In the case of Sahil Polepalle and Devraj Dhupar, both members of the Saddle River Day School class of 2025, they have learned that lesson well.
When deciding on a school for your children, academic rigor, enrichment opportunities, and educational philosophy are just some of the important factors you consider. But there is more to a school than its academics and there are other things that make a child’s educational experience great. At Saddle River Day School, one of those factors – one of the x-factors if you will – is Chef Mark.
Engineers, architects and every parent who has ever built Legos, a block tower or a marble run with their kids knows that a strong foundation is required in order to build a stable structure. The educators at Saddle River Day School know this too, which is why such care has been put into building a high quality PreK program for our littlest learners.
Spotlight on Excellence: Dr. Vanessa Robinson Brings College-Level Research to Saddle River Day Upper School Students
Science Department Chair, Dr. Vanessa Robinson exemplifies a philosophy of education that focuses on empowerment and self-sufficiency. Spend a few minutes with her, and you'll see that she's dedicated to teaching with an emphasis on long-term learning and growth, utilizing her own research project on fruit flies as her teaching tools.
Every big idea starts with a question. A “why” or a “how” or an “I wonder…” that leads the questioner through a process of brainstorming, testing, evaluating, and revising that will eventually, with effort and a little luck, lead to an answer that solves a problem, improves a process, or discovers something brand new. This process, called design thinking, is embedded into the pedagogy and curriculum of each subject taught at Saddle River Day School, in ways that are often discernible, and occasionally imperceptible.
PJ is a highly dedicated and experienced Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director, and Coach with a passion for promoting health, wellness, and athletic achievement. He is committed to fostering a positive and inclusive environment that encourages student growth, teamwork, and personal development.