Information for New Families

Welcome to Saddle River Day School!

Congratulations and welcome!  On behalf of the entire school community, I want to assure you that we will work hard to prepare your child for success at SRDS and beyond.

Our goal is to make your transition to SRDS as seamless as possible. Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions if we can be of assistance.   

Thanks, and welcome again to the Rebel Family!


2023-2024 Significant Dates

*Some dates are subject to change.  

Placement Testing and Academic Planning Sessions

MS Placement Testing
  • Wednesday, April 5th at 8:30 am
  • Saturday, April 22nd:  8 am
Academic Planning Information Session for new 8th-11th graders
  • Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 22nd at 8:30 am 

New:  Middle School Science Placement Test (for rising 7th and 8th graders)

  • Wednesday, May 31st at 3:30 pm
  • The placement test will contain some content from our current Science 7 and Science 8 classes, but will primarily test the skills needed to be successful in Biology Honors.  The test, therefore, is mainly skills-based and not content-based.  The test will be proctored by Dr. Vanessa Robinson, Science Department Chair and Biology Teacher.
  • MS Science Track Information - pdf
  • Placement Test Guidelines - pdf

*If you are unable to attend one of these events please contact Kris Sweeny to schedule an individual admissions appointment in person or via Zoom. 
Please rsvp to Kris Sweeny at

Upcoming Spring Events

*Please RSVP for all events by May 5th

Divisional Information Sessions

Middle and Upper School New Family Information Session –  PAC
  • Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 pm
  • For grades 5th - 11 th grade
  • Parents and students welcome to stay for the All-School Art Show
Lower School New Family Information Session - PAC
  • Friday, May 19th at 1:45 pm
  • For parents with children entering grades Kindergarten - 4th Grade
  • Running at same time as Lower School Move Up (information below)
Early Childhood Information Session - Pre-K Classrooms
  • Monday, June 5th at 5:00 pm
  • For new Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 parents
  • Lower School Picnic to follow
  • Rain date is June 6th at 5:00 pm

Events for New Students and families: (please read carefully)

Lower School Family Picnic - Courtyard
  • Monday, June 5th at 5:30 pm
  • For new and current families with students entering Grades Pre-K 3 - 4th grade
  • Rain Date is June 6th at 5:30 pm
  • please notify Kris Sweeny of any allergy or dietary concerns/restrictions

RSVP for Spring Events


Information and Events

First page of the PDF file: GradeParentVolunteers1

Summer 2023 Offerings

Next Level Day Camp

For ages 4-12

Summer Academy

For Grades 6-12

Tennis Lessons

Lessons Grades 5-12

Connect with SRDS


Parents Guild



2023-2024 After School Enrichment Programs

After Care

Pre-K - Grade 4

Registration Opens
in August

Coaching Academy

Courses for all grades!

Registration Opens
in June

Music Institute

Lessons for all grades!

Registration Opens
in August

Equestrian Program

Lessons for grades 1-12

Registration Opens
in August


This form will authorize the release of a final transcript from your previous school.  For families with a child joining Grades 5-12 in the fall, please sign and submit this form to your current school to have them send your child's final transcript to SRDS.  

Final Transcript Request Form (MS and US)


The list of assigned classes will be available via email by early June, and final schedules will be on the portal in August.  Please contact your respective divisional head if you have questions.


Once student course selections are determined, families are responsible for ordering textbooks for courses. For the book list of corresponding textbooks, please refer to the list below during the summer months or contact your respective divisional dean for questions. New York state residents, please contact your local Board of Education to inquire about textbook loan programs.


Portal login information will be emailed to parents by Deirdre Angrick (, Academic Dean, in mid-August.  


Forms and Resources

Important Contacts

Jalaj Desai, Head of School

Geoffrey Bowman, Director of Admissions

Kris Sweeny, Associate Director of Admissions

Dana Stern, Head of Lower School

Stasia Kelly, Head of Middle School

Chris Lebovits, Director of Student Experiences

Tony Maccarella, Head of Upper School

Kate Hoffman, Upper School Assistant

Deidre Angrick, Academic Head

Ann Hanna, School Nurse

Laura Hollis, Director of Technology

Danny Brown, Athletic Director and Director of Outreach

Chris Mathisen, Financial Officer

Gina Brinkman, Bus and Transportation