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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.
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.
On Thursday, May 18th, Saddle River Day School graduated the Class of 2023 in the presence of families, friends, alumni and faculty and staff on our beautiful campus.
At Saddle River Day School, when we find a way to improve or enhance our student experience, we jump at the chance. So when Laura Hollis, Director of Technology, became aware of Girls Who Code, an innovative program with the mission to close the gender gap in technology education and careers, she and Head of School, Jalaj Desai, set about chartering a Girls Who Code chapter at SRDS for students in grades 3-5.
Dr. Zacaraev holds a Doctorate in Education from The University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Educational and Organizational Leadership. He earned his Masters in Education from the Teachers College, Columbia University, Klingenstein Center in Independent School Leadership and has been described as an "incredible talent."
Nowhere is this more evident, or important, than in the Middle School at Saddle River Day School. These transitional years, from grade 5 – 8, are critical in the development of students as scholars, communicators, and citizens of the world. As such, the mission of the educators and staff of the SRDS Middle School is to prepare their students for the demanding curriculum of the Upper School and beyond, while also challenging these developing young adults to try new things, confidently step outside of their comfort zones, and develop an awareness of the world and the people around them.