Young World Day School

585 Wyckoff Ave
Mahwah, NJ 07430-0743
Tel: (201)327-3888
Grades: PK-5 | 138 students
At Young World Day School — a not-for-profit school serving children from Bergen, Passaic, and Rockland counties — we believe an outstanding Pre-K through grade 5 private school should be dedicated to the educational advancement and personal growth of every child.
That's why we've created an educational environment that ties instruction and expectations to each student's abilities, rather than their chronological age.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 138 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Young World Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition is dependent on grade and preschool schedule.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Golf, Science Club, Trail Club, music lessons Chess Club, Golf, Science Club, Trail Club, music lessons,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Don Bosco Prep H.S. (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Paul Interparochial School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Paul Interparochial School (0.9 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ramsey
    Grades: PK-8 | 266 students
    0.9 miles
    187 Wyckoff Ave
    Ramsey, NJ 07446
  • Mahwah
    Grades: PK-KG | 44 students
    1 miles
    11 Leighton Pl
    Mahwah, NJ 07430
  • Mahwah
    KinderCare at Mahwah
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 98 students
    1 miles
    25 Edison Rd.
    Mahwah, NJ 07430
  • Wyckoff
     St. Elizabeth School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 249 students
    1.8 miles
    700 Greenwood Avenue
    Wyckoff, NJ 07481
  • Ramsey
    The Learning Experience
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 117 students
    2.2 miles
    160 N Franklin Tpke
    Ramsey, NJ 07446

School Reviews

We live in an excellent public school system, however, my child came from Montessori with such a strong foundation that Young World Day School's academics were the absolute best match for us. They welcomed us & supported us in the decision to advance our child a grade based on ability. We feel it was the best decision we could have ever made & continue to be extremely impressed with the family atmosphere, the flexibility for individual needs & the amazing approach to teaching children YWDS has. Their teachers are tops & have allowed our child to flourish & keep engaged with a love for learning!
- Posted by Parent, 06/09/15
My children received an excellent education, as 6th graders they went on to other private schools, and now are attending excellent universities. I attribute their academic success to the strong foundation formed at Young World Day School.
- Posted by Parent, 12/11/12

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The average private school tuition in Bergen County, NJ is $8,703 for elementary schools and $17,062 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bergen County, NJ is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).