The Elisabeth Morrow School

The Elisabeth Morrow School is a co-educational country day school for students age two through grade eight.
Since 1930, EMS has graduated independent and critical thinkers through a comprehensive art, academic, athletic, music and social education.
Located on fourteen acres in Englewood, New Jersey, EMS offers nature trails, working gardens, three playgrounds and outdoor classroom patio spaces.
Campus is just 5 miles north of the George Washington Bridge and bus service is aviaible from NYC.
Libraries and makerspaces designed for exploration and creation with varied materials along with age-appropriate robotic building blocks and robots.
Tours are provided by appointment on weekends and holidays and virutal admissions events are offered throughout the year.
Stay up-to-date with the latest EMS news.   Please contact the Admissions Office for more information at 201-568-5566 ext. 7212 or

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 417 students
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 8 / May. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

The Elisabeth Morrow School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language based mild LD
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
417 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
The Elisabeth Morrow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(see website)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 8 / May. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
$25,900-42,745 tuition range for Age Two through Grade Eight
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Caitlin Read
Admissions Associate
Pat Barry



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
45 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
ChemExpo at the Liberty Science Center, Coding Club, Community Service, Culinary Arts, Game Design, Jewlery Making, Leadership Symposium, MathCounts, Nature Photography, Pottery, Robotics Club, Student Ambassador Program, Technology Club, Writing club, yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella Group, Drawing and Painting, EMS Voices Choral Ensemble, Improvisational Acting, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Photography, Printmaking, Rock Band, Sculpture, Stage Band, Superchamber Orchestra, Theater Program, Website Design, Woodshop Sculpture, Write Around the Clock

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys Baseball, Boys Lacrosse, Boys Tennis, Co-ed Ice Hockey, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Softball, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Ice Skating, Pilates, Yoga

School Notes

Profile last updated: 12/02/2020

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Our child has been at EMS since Kindergarten. In that time we feel she has had an exceptional education from a very supportive and creative team of teachers and administrators. The community is diverse, inclusive and warm, and most importantly to us, she has been happy. Their music program is unlike any other and their support of the Arts has been a great joy in our child's world.
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The Elisabeth Morrow School has been amazing for my child and our entire family! Since the 3s program, they have encouraged her to be herself, helped us be better parents, and we've gained an amazing community of friends. I have always said that the teachers there know my child and I do. They work so closely with the children; they don't just show up for work. The academics are rigorous but achievable. Some private schools so demand that kids need tutors just to pass. The arts, music, technology, and other programs are beyond anything I've experienced at any other school. One thing I really like about EMS compared to other schools or even other communities is the importance of character building. This is not a private school full of rich, snotty kids and their nasty parents who let the nannies raise their children. It is a caring, inclusive environment that works to bring out the best in everyone.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 417 students
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 8 / May. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Bergen County, NJ is $11,366 for elementary schools and $14,497 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bergen County, NJ is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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