International Students

International Students in Extracurricular Clubs

International Application Process

Saddle River Day School is approved by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Naturalization Services to issue I-20 forms to students from other countries who wish to attend school in Northern Bergen County, NJ.  Once a student is accepted into the school and has submitted an enrollment contract along with a non-refundable deposit, an I-20 form can then be issued. This I-20 form is required in order to obtain an F-1 Visa. Please contact the Office of Admissions to inquire regarding space availability or for further details: gbowman@saddleriverday.org

Application Steps

The application process holds the same requirements for International students as for domestic students. The school does not offer any formal ESL support. Therefore, a Skype or personal interview is required for all international applicants with the Office of Admissions and spaces are limited per grade. Students must meet the school's admission criteria for English proficiency (we accept the TOEFL or SSAT). Application files, interviews and visits should be completed by February 1st. First round decisions will be communicated no later than March 1st. Completed applications received after the above dates will be considered on a space-available basis and decisions will be announced on a rolling basis.

International Student Fee

Saddle River Day School is a welcoming community for international students who are well represented throughout the high school grades.  In recognition of the value added services provided by the school, SRDS charges a $3,000 fee for all newly enrolled international students effective with the 2018-2019 academic year. Our full tuition rates and fees for the 2018-2019 academic year are listed here: 2018-2019 Tuition & Fees

The International Student Fee covers a variety of activities including the following:

I-20 Processing

Saddle River Day School is approved by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Naturalization Services to issue I-20 forms to students from other countries who wish to attend school in Northern Bergen County, NJ.  Once a student is accepted into the school and has submitted an enrollment contract along with a non-refundable deposit, an I-20 form can then be issued. This I-20 form is required in order to obtain an F-1 Visa. Please contact our Director of Admissions, Geoffrey Bowman to inquire regarding space availability or for further details: gbowman@saddleriverday.org

Orientation Days

International Students have an opportunity to meet other students and get to know the SRDS community during the last week of August. Students will take part in various workshops, team building activities, and a field trip.

Coordinator of International Students

Students have access to a dedicated Program Coordinator. The Coordinator develops an ongoing supportive relationship with each student and is available to help students with social and emotional needs as they transition to our school.

Head of Upper School

International Students meet with the Head of Upper School on a regular basis and share their experiences. Different activities will be planned during these sessions.

Field Trips

International Students participate in field and class trips catered specifically to their needs and interests.