On Tuesday, May 18th, Charter Field was the site of the in-person Graduation events for the Saddle River Day School Class of 2021. Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, these celebrations looked very different than in past years, but remained as festive as ever. Administrators, faculty, and staff were committed to making an in-person celebration for students and their families happen as allowed by the State of New Jersey.
Stop for a minute and imagine your child as a successful adult. What will that look like? More importantly, how will they get there? At Saddle River Day School, our mission is to educate each individual child so they can meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world with confidence and compassion.
After a seamless pivot to 100% remote learning nearly a year ago, Saddle River Day School committed to ensuring that the all-important components of a holistic SRDS experience would be reinstated as robustly as possible for the 2020-2021 academic year, both in person when allowed and virtually. We continually provided our students with opportunities for academic engagement and expression outside of the classroom. In addition, we saw this as an opportunity to launch new programs and grow our curriculum. As was the case in the spring, we see a challenge as an opportunity for growth.
“Stay safe.” “Be well.” This is the way we end our emails, zoom calls and masked encounters with friends around town these days. Those words were also the guiding principle last summer as the Saddle River Day School administration, faculty and staff began to plan for the return to school in August. They knew that, as their families have invested their time, talents and resources in the school, it was important that the school invest just as heavily in the successful transition of students back on to campus. After nearly four months of in-person learning, SRDS has proven that its parents made a wise investment.
If there is one thing that parents know when they enroll their children at Saddle River Day School, it’s that they’ve put their kids in good hands. From world class educators and thought leaders who maintain the highest academic standards, to Chef Mark, to an administration that models, supports and encourages innovation and creativity, the team at Saddle River Day School prepares students for a future we can only imagine. This vision-in-action becomes particularly clear when students in the Upper School begin their college search process.
The design competition encourages students to design a product that helps eliminate or diminish a challenge faced by disabled people.
Congratulations to Cooper Mallow ‘21, who was named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
On Monday, October 26, Upper School students were recognized for their academic achievement for the 2019-2020 school year.
This past weekend the SRDS Performing Arts Department presented the ever-popular and seasonally-appropriate The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, for five outdoor performances.
On Wednesday, October 7, Saddle River Day School welcomed Mr. John Lang, grandfather of Zoe '23, to speak on campus. Mr. Lang spoke with Upper School students about his experiences of living in Nazi Germany.
Saddle River Day School is excited to announce the expansion of our Early Childhood Program with the addition of a Pre-K 3’s class for the 2021-2022 school year.
After a summer spent in task force meetings, researching safety protocols and best practices, and carefully planning our return, SRDS opened our doors and welcomed students back onto campus for the first time since March.
TEDx is an international community that allows local organizers to create their own TED-like events. TEDxYouth@SRDS provides a forum where students and community members can share their “ideas worth spreading.”
What do 49 high school students, 10 teachers, 63 credits, and Google Meet have in common? They were all part of the Saddle River Remote Summer academic program.
On Thursday, July 23rd, Charter Field was the site of the in-person Graduation events for the Saddle River Day School Class of 2020.
When other students were hunkering down and avoiding more news about the virus, one third of our Upper School students made the choice to face the pandemic, head-on, by engaging in this self-initiated research project.
It was clear from the start that Daniel was determined in his endeavors, whether academic or altruistic, and possessed wisdom and a compassion for others well beyond his years.
When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who's making a difference right now as we live through these unprecedented times, including some of our own SRDS faculty, staff and families.
The Mission of the Gateway Diplomas Program is to emphasize the exploration of individual, career-based interests through rigorous coursework and experiential learning, leading to a deeper understanding of the skills necessary for a successful college and career path.
During this unprecedented time, the transition to remote learning became a necessity that needed to happen in a very short time frame.
The Saddle River Day School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jalaj Desai as the permanent Head of School, effective immediately.
As part of the continued effort to offer students "experiential" learning opportunities, grades 4-7 participated in a variety of mini course offerings.
The SRDS Performing Arts Department presented the ever-popular Little Women, (the musical) for three performances last weekend to a packed house in the Alford Hall Performing Arts Center.
Aligning with the Saddle River Day School’s mission to encourage students to be intellectual risk takers, SRDS has established Middle and and Upper School Odyssey of the Mind teams this year under the leadership of Science
Long after the job was done on the floor and the upset was complete, Jordan Janowski walked to mid-court and accepted Saddle River Day’s fifth straight Bergen County championship.
Four students who are completely different in their personalities, interests and academic strengths were accepted early decision at New York University this year.
Alex Slomin '22 has found his passion in life: photographing wildlife and nature. And when you see his work, you will be inspired.
The SRDS community took time to embark on student-led projects during the holiday season that shared with those who are less fortunate.
SRDS faculty members developed course content with the goal of teaching important skills such as creativity, critical thinking, research, collaboration, applied learning, problem solving and public speaking.
The first CIE Boot Camp was an amazingly successful event with 50+ attendees in grades K-8.
“I can't even believe that we're here and that this is really happening,” said goalkeeper Livia Davidson. “Our team never gives up and never stops playing hard; that showed with how we played today.”
The SRDS RoboRebels robotics team took part in the first official FTC SkyStone competition of the season.
This Girls Varsity Tennis team posted an undefeated 16-0 record (first time in SRDS school history) and emerged NJIC Patriot Division CHAMPS!
Families engaged in pop-up interactive activities, discussions and the opportunity to see how SRDS promotes innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset.
SRDS welcomed its alumni, faculty, families and friends for a wonderful Homecoming and Alumni weekend.
The mission of the Memory Project is kindness: "We invite high school art students to cultivate global kindness by creating portraits as special gifts for children around the world."
The SRDS campus was filled with over 275 grandparents & special friends on Friday, October 4th on a perfect fall morning.
At all grade levels, our teachers look to inspire, promote critical thinking and develop a love of learning. How do we make learning engaging and fun in Lower School?
Natalie has been invited to exhibit her artwork as part of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition's National Art Show. The exhibit opens on September 21st and runs through October 27th.
Excitement, energy and enthusiasm filled the Saddle River Day School campus on opening day, boasting a record enrollment that is the highest it has been in the last 10 years.
The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start, boasting a record enrollment that is the highest it has been in the last 10 years. The excitement for a new year, filled with promise, can be felt everywhere on campus!
Ruthie graduated from St. Andrews this past Spring as one of only three students with an Honours Dual Degree in Biology and Psychology.
Congratulations to Michaela McMahon ‘18 who made the U19 USA Women’s Lacrosse Team
Ami traveled with her mother, Dr. Saraswati Dayal, to engage in volunteer medical service
The strength of college guidance at SRDS is in the care and attention given to each student and family. At SRDS, our families receive expert college guidance that gives our students an advantage in the college admissions process.
Innovative Curriculum @ SRDS Continues to Move Full "STEAM" Ahead
Upper School Students Travel Off Campus for Spring Career Day
The RoboRebels @ SRDS experienced a successful initial year!
SRDS students were tasked with representing the interests of Costa Rica and Kuwait.
Eleventh graders at Saddle River Day School put their advanced math skills to the test.
Kayla begins her semester in the Colin Powell School for Civic & Global Leadership program.
The theme for this year's awards ceremony was “Building Bridges: A Path to the Future.”
Michele Sidor drained a left-wing three to become the fourth girls basketball player in New Jersey history to eclipse 3,000 points.
Sixteen Upper and Middle School students have been cast for the SRDS musical "Freaky Friday" that will open in March.
Computer Science Education Week engaged Saddle River Day students schoolwide in multiple tech options as part of an international technology education program.
For four days, Upper School students experienced a wide variety of "mini-course" offerings.
Michelle Sidor broke Anne Donovan's Bergen County all-time scoring record with 3-pointer against Teaneck.
Threes for Sandy Hook benefit games still offer healing through sports.
Innovative student experiences continue @SRDS.
Four student-athletes signed their Letters of Intent on National Signing Day.
NorthJersey.com high school sports columnist Darren Cooper writes about the second annual "Open Gym" at SRDS... and what college coaches REALLY want in their players.
Students from the 6th and 7th grades visited the JCC in Tarrytown, NY on Thursday, September 13th to participate in a social action project with the AFYA Foundation.
A hard-working crew including the technology department and student interns continued preparation all summer for the opening of school.
This summer, Upper School students took the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through internships in a variety of fields.
While many of us have been enjoying the summer relaxing and recharging, the SRDS faculty has been hard at work attending learning opportunities in their respective academic fields.