All students in Grades 6-12 are given a copy of the student handbook along with an academic planner at the start of the school year.
Click on the link to the right to download a complete copy of the handbook.

Mission Statement

We inspire each child to achieve personal and academic excellence and to become a caring and ethical contributor to society.

Core Values

  • Everyone counts: At Saddle River Day School, all children and adults matter; their talents and contributions are prized. 
  • A love of learning: Saddle River Day School engenders a life-long love of learning in our students with a caring and committed faculty, staff and administration.
  • Intellectual risk takingIntellectual risk taking is encouraged and celebrated through a nurturing, intimate environment that ensures the physical and emotional security of each child.

Operating Principles

In order for us to fulfill our mission, we believe that it is necessary for us to:
  • Recognize and develop the individual talents and gifts of each child.
  • Ensure a complete education, which involves a combination of core content, basic skill development, conceptual understanding of academic material, and the development of the integrity and skills to make individual, ethical decisions.
  • Articulate and maintain the highest academic, aesthetic, athletic and behavioral standards.
  • Maintain small classroom environments.
  • Teach and integrate technology into the daily curriculum in a relevant manner.
  • Encourage intellectual risk taking and a commitment to lifelong learning on the part of children and adults as they grow into a community of learners.
  • Prepare students to serve the needs of their school community and the community-at-large.

Annual Enrollment

The Saddle River Day School is a selective, non-discriminatory, independent school, which maintains high standards of academic and personal excellence. One’s standing as a student at SRDS is governed by an annual Enrollment Contract. If a student’s grades fall below an acceptable level or if personal and/or social behavior does not meet acceptable standards, one may not be offered an enrollment contract for the next academic year. In some cases, a conditional enrollment contract and letter of explanation may be offered. In such a case, the student’s parents will meet with the SRDS school officials to confirm and discuss the conditions of the contract and/or letter. Further, SRDS is limited in its ability to help students with moderate and severe learning disabilities. Enrollment contracts may not be offered or may be withdrawn if, in the opinion of the faculty and administrative staff of SRDS, the School is unable to meet the learning needs of a particular student.  In addition, SRDS reserves the right to prohibit a student from attending classes or to withhold report cards, schedules and/or transcripts and advise any school of the non-payment of fees, if any payment is not made in accordance with the terms of the Enrollment Contract.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

SRDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation in admissions, educational policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletics and other school administered programs. SRDS complies with all state and federal anti-discrimination laws.


Download a copy of the handbook for the academic calendar, policies, school conduct and more.


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