Mission & Strategic Vision

Work on the strategic initiatives for our school continues, but the vision remains steadfast since its founding by the Alford family in 1957.

Mission Statement

We inspire each child to achieve

personal and academic excellence

and to become a caring and ethical

contributor to society.  

Core Values

Everyone Counts

At Saddle River Day School, all children and adults matter; their contributions are prized.  


Saddle River Day School engenders a life long love of learning in our students with a caring and committed faculty, staff and administration.  

Intellectual Risk-Taking

Intellectual risk-taking is encouraged and celebrated through a nurturing, intimate environment that ensures the physical and emotional security of the child.

Through our mission and core values, we cultivate an education that inspires students to succeed at top colleges and prestigious careers.


Strategic Vision

Our Strategic Vision is designed to create a foundation on which all our students can build their lives.  It provides guideposts to how SRDS will lead education today and tomorrow. It supports a curriculum that will evolve to best meet the needs of students for lifelong success in the 21st century. And it fosters an environment to inspire students
to think about their own futures.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Saddle River Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid or other programs and activities administered by the School.