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. To apply online now, simply click the "Apply Now" link on the right side of this page.

The following information is required to be considered for admission to all grade levels:

  1. Online application and a nonrefundable $50 fee ($125 for international students); all application fees should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.
  2. Two confidential recommendations from current Math and English teacher (or current teacher for K-5) to be submitted after December 15.
  3. Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for candidates entering grade 6 and higher (visit for more information), and/or SSAT scores
  4. Assessment done during visitation for Lower School applicants Grades K-5, including portion/s of ERB testing, administered individually.
  5. Transcript with grades for the previous two years (Grades 6 and up); progress report from current year to date (Grades K-5). All applicants should submit any standardized testing as part of the admissions file.
  6. Parent interview and student visitation required for all grades
* Kindergarten candidates should be age 5 by September 15th of entry. 
* Individual screening for Kindergarten applicants will be done February every year by appointment through the Office of Admissions.

Rebel for a Day highlights:

  • Meet future teachers, classmates, coaches and administrators
  • Participate in classes
  • Have a fantastic lunch on us... and seconds if you like!

Information regarding Rebel for a Day:

  • Hosting students: prospective students will be paired with current SRDS grade appropriate students who have similar interests and academic levels
  • Attire: we ask that visitors be dressed according to the SRDS attire guidelines of the day 
    (Mon=formal dress jacket & tie for boys, skirt or dress pants for girls; Tue-Fri=casual dress, neat jeans are permitted)
  • Drop off and pick up: all visits will begin and end in the Main Hall Office of Admissions; visitors to Grades 5-12 will be dropped off at 8:45 and picked up at 1; Grades 1-4 will be dropped off at 9 and picked up at 2:30
  • What to bring: visiting students need not bring anything, but are welcome to bring paper and pen if desired... we encourage class participation! Lunch is provided, courtesy of SRDS.

Click here to register for a campus event/visit: 
Event/s Registration


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 Admissions Office and spaces are limited per grade. Students must meet the school's admission criteria for English proficiency (we accept the TOEFL of 85+ or SSAT 650-700). Application files, Skype or personal interviews and visits should be scheduled after the December break and completed by the Spring. Admissions for international students will be considered on a first come, first served basis as space permits. Students/families will also be responsible to secure their own housing as the school is a day school and does not offer housing accommodations. Students must begin in the Fall term; we do not offer mid year enrollment for international students.

For details on international student tuition, please click to our TUITION page: 
International Student Tuition Information

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 International Student Representative, Gretchen Lee in the Office of Admissions to inquire regarding space availability or for further details:


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).

Need-Based Financial Aid

Saddle River Day School is committed to attracting highly qualified students, regardless of family resources. The school therefore awards financial assistance to families that demonstrate need in Grades 1-12. For more detailed information, please direct your questions to Kristine Sweeny in the Office of Admissions — 201-327-4050, ext. 1105; email
February 1st is the deadline for families planning to apply for financial aid. Interested families can apply online by clicking the FAST button below.

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