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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.

 

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18

MILES FROM NYC, WITH BUS ROUTES

500+

STUDENTS ACROSS 3 DIVISIONS FROM 100 COMMUNITIES

12

STUDENTS IN THE AVERAGE CLASS

100%

of Middle School students complete an independent study

28

ACRES IN BERGEN COUNTY, NJ

27+

AP AND COLLEGE COURSES

100%

ACCEPTANCE TO 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

85%

OF FACULTY HOLD ADVANCED DEGREES


 

INNOVATORS

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.

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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.

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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.

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THINKERS

Become a valued, active participant in an engaging learning community.


 

LEADERS

Graduate with the internship experiences and research and public speaking skills needed to excel at top colleges and universities.

SRDS NEWS AND EVENTS

Beyond Boundaries: New Saddle River Day Center for Technology & Computer Science (CTCS)   Explores Global Virtual Reality Learning Environments

Typically, when someone references a classroom, we imagine, at the very least, a physical space with walls, windows, a ceiling, desks, and an instructor. But the newest SRDS classroom can be found in a virtual reality headset through the inaugural Virtual Reality Classroom, the first initiative of our new Center for Technology & Computer Science (CTCS), headed by Dr. Kevin Merges, SRDS’s Chief Global Impact Officer.

Saddle River Day School is in the Business of Teaching Business

Students in SRDS's Business and Entrepreneurship classes know what to do when they arrive in the classroom each day. The first order of business is to update their Excel spreadsheets with data regarding the current price of gold, the Dow Jones Industrial average, gross domestic product indices, current unemployment percentages, the Consumer Price Index, 2-year and 10-year treasury yield, and just for fun, data on how bitcoin is doing that day.

The HELP Foundation – Giving From a Place of Abundance

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. 

Laying a Strong Foundation in Early Childhood Education at Saddle River Day

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.

Building the Foundation of Learning through Design Thinking

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. 

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Saddle River Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.