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Saddle River Day School

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Type  Private day school
Head of Schools  Eileen Lambert
Enrollment  335 (as of 2013-14)
Founded  1957
Number of students  335 (2013–2014)
Faculty  79.0 (on FTE basis)
Established  1957
Grades  K–12
Student to teacher ratio  6.5:1
Phone  +1 201-327-4050
Color  Blue and White
Saddle River Day School

Address  147 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Saddle River, NJ 07458, USA

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Saddle River Day School is a coeducational, college-preparatory independent Day school, located in Saddle River, in Bergen County, New Jersey, serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Its student is drawn from communities in Bergen, Essex, Passaic, and Morris County in New Jersey and Rockland County in New York.


The school was founded in 1957, by John C. Alford, and graduated its first senior class in 1960. Saddle River Day School is composed of three divisions: the Lower Division, the Middle Division and the Upper Division. In 1966 it received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is also accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education and is a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 273 students and 42.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 6.5.

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The Lower School offers foreign language instruction starting in Kindergarten, which continues as a requirement through 12th grade. The Upper School offers Advanced Placement exams in the following areas: English, United States History, European History, French Literature and/or Language, Latin, Spanish Literature and/or Language, Calculus AB and BC, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.

Saddle River Day School also offers from anyone in the 9th-12th grades participation in the yearly French Exchange Program. This program includes a two-week homestay in alternate years in Dijon, France.


Since a realignment of all high school athletic leagues in northern New Jersey took effect in the fall of 2010, the Saddle River Day School Rebels compete in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference (NJIC), following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). Previously, the school was a member of the all-private Patriot Conference, but after a decision by the NJSIAA in February 2008, both Hawthorne Christian Academy and Saddle River Day School joined the Olympic Division of the Bergen County Scholastic League (BCSL) later that year, and remained in the conference until it was disbanded as part of the NJSIAA's 2010 realignment. The BSCL was disbanded as a part of a wide-ranging realignment of high school sports in northern New Jersey, and Saddle River Day moved to the new NJIC in the fall of 2010.

Notable alumni

  • Jeremy Glick (1970–2001), a passenger on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
  • Aline Brosh McKenna (born 1967), screenplay writer for 27 Dresses and The Devil Wears Prada
  • Jennifer Moore, high school student murdered in July 2006 in New York City.
  • References

    Saddle River Day School Wikipedia