Saddle River Day School

147 Chestnut Ridge Road,
Saddle River, NJ, 07458-0745
Tel: (201)327-4050
Grades: K - 12 | 335 students
Saddle River Day School is a vibrant Kindergarten-Grade 12, co-ed, college-preparatory community filled with bright, motivated young people, instructed by a talented and dedicated faculty.
A 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio provides personalized instruction for every student in a challenging academic environment while embracing core values of responsibility, honesty, compassion and respect.
Strong performing/visual arts and competitive intersholastic athletics are offered.
Recent college acceptances include Boston College, Brown, Bucknell, Colgate, Cornell, Columbia, Harvard, Haverford, The College of New Jersey, Tufts, Univ Michigan, U Penn, Vanderbilt, William & Mary

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 335 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Saddle River Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 84%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 632
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(uniform in lower and middle schools; casual but appropriate dress code in upper school)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes tuition varies between divisions -- the range is from $20,000 - 31,500; meals, technology, transportation fees all additional
% on Financial Aid 21%
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,178
Acceptance Rate 53%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Gretchen Lee
Admissions Associate Kris Sweeny

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Annual Yearbook, Chamber Ensemble, Community Service, Cum Laude Society, Federal Reserve Challenge, Full Interscholastic Athletics, Math League, Mimesis (annual student literary/art publication), Model U.N., Peer Leaders, Robotics, SRDS Admissions Ambassadors, Strong Graphic Arts, Strong Performing Arts, Strong Visual Arts, Student Newspaper, Unplugged Cafe, World Language Exchange Programs Math League, Model U.N., Peer Leaders, Robotics, Unplugged Cafe, Annual Yearbook,
Chamber Ensemble,
Community Service,
Cum Laude Society,
Federal Reserve Challenge,
Full Interscholastic Athletics,
Mimesis (annual student literary/art publication),
SRDS Admissions Ambassadors,
Strong Graphic Arts,
Strong Performing Arts,
Strong Visual Arts,
Student Newspaper,
World Language Exchange Programs,

School Notes:

  • see our website for further information regarding our program:  www.saddleriverday.org

  • Profile last updated: 01/29/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Joseph Regional High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is KinderCare at Woodcliff Lake (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of Mercy Academy (2 miles away)
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  • Woodcliff Lake KinderCare at Woodcliff Lake
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    450 Chestnut Ridge Road
    Woodcliff Lake , NJ , 07677
    (201)505-1680
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.2  mi  |  9  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Montvale St. Joseph Regional High School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    40 Chestnut Ridge Rd
    Montvale , NJ , 07645
    (201)391-3300
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1.6  mi  |  530  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Park Ridge Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Our Lady Of Mercy Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    25 Fremont Avenue
    Park Ridge , NJ , 07656
    (201)391-3838
    (Roman Catholic)
    2  mi  |  383  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Park Ridge
    Montessori Learning Center
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    65 Pascack Rd
    Park Ridge , NJ , 07656
    (201)573-0898
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    2.1  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Park Ridge
    Children's Discovery Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    24 Wampum Road
    Park Ridge , NJ , 07656
    (201)930-0744
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    2.3  mi  |  38  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 07, 2013 - I currently am enrolled in the 10th grade at saddle river day and I love it!!!. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended May 21, 2012 - I couldn''t agree more with the previous review. Saddle River Day School has changed SO much since the new Head of School Eileen Lambert is there. She is a strong and vibrant leader who is adding to both the physical plant as well as the academic program. The High School athletic program has even gotten much more competitive with Danny Brown the new Athletic Director now. The students coming in are students that would do well anywhere. If you haven''t looked at their recent college acceptances, go on the website and check it out... great school that gives kids a chance to explore many other extra-curricular interests in addition to outstanding academics. My daughter is there in the High School and loves school every day. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 19, 2012 - Saddle River Day has definitely changed over the last few years! The new Head of School is fantastic and the school is becoming much more competitive academically. They are also growing in enrollment and the kids coming in are really strong students and well-rounded kids. I have a son there in the Middle School and he loves his teachers and his school. It is such a joy as a parent to wake up every morning and have him happy to go to school in a great enrivonment where teachers truly care about him as a person and where he is receiving an incredible education. We are so pleased and definitely made the right choice to send him there. I highly recommend the school to anyone looking for a smaller, very challenging yet balanced academic program. It is well worth the price. - Posted by Parent

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