The school year begins typically with a New Student Orientation on the Tuesday after Labor Day and the first day of classes on the Wednesday.
Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, Saddle River Day School will move
from a semester calendar to a trimester calendar. As a mission centered institution,
it is our priority to encourage intellectual risk taking and instill a love of learning.
By moving to a trimester system, we will be able to offer a wider array of
coursework in each discipline as well as encourage students to challenge themselves
in new areas of study. First trimester grades will now be considered mid-year
grades and second trimester grades will be furnished upon request to college
The first trimester ends right before Thanksgiving break and the second one at the end of February. Report cards are distributed three times per year (letter grades are given beginning in Grade 4).
The last day of classes is typically the Friday prior to the Memorial Day weekend for the Middle and Upper divisions with exams the following week. Moving Up ceremonies for Grades 4 & 8 are typically held at the end of the year following the final day of classes. Commencement is generally held toward the end of May (see school calendar for specific dates).