Admissions Process

Saddle River Day School is proud to be accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Application Requirements Grades Pre-K - 12

The Admission Review Committee appreciates the time and energy you devote to the application process and we look forward to reviewing your application. To request further information, please complete an online inquiry form or call the Office of Admissions at 201-327-4050 ext. 1105 to begin the process.


Early Admissions - If you know Saddle River Day is the perfect match for your family, then we recommend applying through the early admissions program.  The application due date for this is Wednesday, December 1.  Families will be notified of their admissions decision by Wednesday, December 8, and will need to enroll before our winter vacation on Tuesday, December 15.

Why should a family apply early?  There is a financial incentive, you have a guaranteed spot in the class (many grades will fill up), and you complete the process early and avoid the stress of waiting through the spring or risking getting closed out of a grade.  Families can still apply for financial aid via the FAST application -  The application is completed with 2020 taxes and a family estimate for 2021.

Regular Admissions - The deadline for our regular admissions process is January 15.  The committee reviews applications throughout the end of January and then sends admissions decisions out the first week of February.  Families then have until the middle of February to make their decision.  Families can apply for financial aid via the FAST application -  The application is completed with 2020 taxes and a family estimate for 2021.

Rolling Admissions - After the January 15 deadline, we use a rolling admissions process until a grade is full.  Grades could be full as early as the spring or spaces could be available into the summer.  Financial aid can be limited depending on the time of the year.  

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.

Admissions Forms (PDFs)

Contact Us

Geoffrey Bowman
Director of Admissions
(201) 327-4050 ext. 1108

Kris Sweeny
Assistant Director of Admissions
(201) 327-4050 ext. 1105

Danny Brown
Director of Outreach
(201) 327-4050 ext. 1313

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