Saddle River Day School

147 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Saddle River, NJ, 07458



  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Summer

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Saddle River Day School is a coeducational, college-preparatory independent day school, serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Director of Admissions Geoff Bowman says families love SRDS because of its rigorous academic program and caring community. “We live our core values of ‘Everyone Counts, Love of Learning and Intellectual Risk-Taking,’” he says. “Students thrive in our beautiful campus setting with a low student to teacher ratio, inspired and engaged instruction, applied technology across the curriculum, a no-cut policy for arts and athletics and exceptional college advising.”

At SRDS, parents love being part of a close-knit community, too. “They know that our teachers genuinely care about their children and that the administration continuously strives to provide new and exciting programs.”

Saddle River Day School distinguished itself in remote learning during coronavirus through innovative efforts that maintained quality education and student engagement. “Science labs, interactive ‘in-class’ projects, student presentations, art projects and even jazz band jamming online brought a sense of normalcy to unusual times,” says Bowman.

This school year, SRDS will be open with in-person instruction for all grades (provided the State allows it) and will have a synchronous component for families who wish to continue with remote learning.

There’s a lot to look forward to: SRDS recently opened a Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, redeveloped its math track and partnered with Saddle River Equestrian to provide opportunities to novice or nationally competitive riders, to name just a few.

“There is tremendous energy on campus,” says Bowman.


  • Tuition Fee|$13,250–40,950
  • Student Number|318
  • County|Bergen
  • GRADES|Pre-K-12th