Mendham Country Day School

  • Mendham Country Day School offers a strong advanced academic program and fosters growth in basic human values.
  • Every student has a tailor-made program that allows them to excel beyond grade level.
  • We are a young school experiencing rapid growth, yet a school that is constantly renewing itself in order to provide our students with an education that is focused on the future.
  • Mendham Country Day School demands of students more than they think they can achieve and gives them the skills, the strength, and the support they need to meet those challenges.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1987

Student Body

Total Students233 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Mendham Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants/ skirt with white shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $3,475 for some preschool programs a year to $21,050 for 6th grade
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBarbara Rogers
Admissions AssociateSandra Perlman


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Dance, Golf, Indoor Soccer, SwimmingBalletBasketball,
Indoor SoccerSwimming,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club

School Notes

  • Mendham Country Day School offers a strong academic program and fosters growth in basic human values.
  • We are a small school experiencing rapid growth, yet a school that is constantly renewing itself in order to provide our students with an education that is focused on the future.
  • Mendham Country Day School demands of students more than they think they can achieve and gives them the skills, the strength, and the support they need to meet those challenges.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
Brilliant school. Children have attended since pre-k and now entering 5th and 6th grades. I can`t say enough about how fantastic our experience has been here. Faculty and leadership is exceptional. Everyone cares deeply about each child and knows them on a close, personal level. All are always accessible and hyper-responsive. Student teacher ratio is 7:1. 6th grade is currently 6 students -all exceptional children. Academics are rigorous but fair. Students are taught at their level - all teaching is customized to a students interest and capability. For example there are a handful of students in 6th who are doing high school level math (geometry and algebra 1), and 5th grade students who are participating in pre-algebra. Reading levels are also advanced to students capabilities. My children have absolutely loved their time here - it`s like an extended family/home. Every year it gets better and better. In fact, this year, the school is investing heavily in expanding its technology and science programs. Each student at appropriate grade levels will receive laptops and expand their knowledge of coding, robotics, and computing proficiency. Science program is expanding to incorporate more lab work with a new science lab being installed. Social, extra curricular, and clubs are fantastic too (customized for each age-level and built around collective students interests). The school actively participates in a variety of competitions (ex science, math, health, spelling, chess) and adding several more categories this year (debate, music, robotics). The arts program is also fantastic. Instrumental music instructor is a force and has exceeded so many expectations -children so enjoy his class and teaching style. It`s really quite incredible. The families here care deeply about their children`s success / happiness and take an active interest in the school. They are quiet from a marketing perspective which in many ways has been great ... keeping it small, focused, and curated. There has been discussion about extending the program to 7th and 8th which would be a brilliant opportunity to prepare children for their high school experience wherever that may be (socially, academically and confidently). It`s truly a very special place. We couldn`t be happier.
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After spending 6 years at Mendham Country Day School, I have found it to be a wonderful place. Students are welcomed into small classes where one on one teacher student time is encouraged. The staff provides safe and rigorous environment to learn in. Band, Music, Drama, and Art are all outstanding programs with students learning to play one if not two instruments along with singing. MCDS has not placed students by age, but by level of academic readiness. They are able to teach a 5th grader Algebra, but also help a 2nd grader with speech accuracy. With outstanding extracurricular activities, a wonderful faculty, and an amazing academic program, MCDS is the best little secret school in all of NJ
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MCDS is offers high quality personalized education. School encourages students to perform at their best. Students are in safe environment to learn as much as they can. There are no barriers for learning. Art, music, drama and after school clubs are preferred activities for all students. My kids love school so much that they want to be early each day. I have seen several kids flourishing thanks to the kind hands of teachers and staff. School inspires passion for learning.
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The best kept secret in New Jersey! Mendham Country Day School offers an amazing education experience to all students. The academic program allows students to work at a level based on their ability and not be held back due to their age. I would recommend this school to everyone who is looking to have their child excel and succeed.
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We have all 3 of our kids at Mendham Country Day School (MCDS). We are pleased with the level of academic focus and socialization that the kids are getting. My kids are definitely challenged with their school work. While they enjoy their class time they look forward to their playtime in aftercare. They are exposed to a variety of art and culture. MCDS has become our home away from home. I am thankful that my kids have a school where they are comfortable, safe and enjoy being.
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The best private school in the area!! The students are taught to be respectful and polite. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive. The school provides a nurturing environment for children of all ages.
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The academic program at Mendham Country Day School is amazing. The students are constantly challenged and taught based on ability not age, allowing for students to work two to three years above grade level. The extracurricular activities offered are overwhelming. The after school program is like no other. A truly amazing school!!
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