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It’s the Start of Something New at Saddle River Day School

Every year, the first day of school brings a new schedule, new school supplies, and best of all, the new faces of the students and their families who have joined the Saddle River Day School community. This year, there will be even more faces than usual as SRDS welcomes the largest group of incoming first year students in our history.

The reasons for choosing Saddle River Day School are as diverse and unique as our students themselves. But some of the things families have shared as differentiators in the crowded field of independent and private schools in this area are that they loved our small class sizes, they were impressed with our college placement outcomes, they were excited by our challenging curriculum and one-of-a-kind enrichment opportunities, and they appreciated our commitment to seeing and valuing each child as an individual. The best thing we’ve heard from families, and we hear it all the time, is “SRDS just felt like home."

So this year, we are thrilled to welcome over 140 new students to Saddle River Day School across the three divisions. The 2022-2023 school year starts with record high enrollment at SRDS! Our students come to us from all over Northern New Jersey and parts of New York state. Our new students are thinkers, athletes, artists, creators, innovators, and disrupters. They are lively, bold, curious, intelligent, interested, and interesting. They are, in short, the profile of exactly the kind of student who succeeds at SRDS and improves our community with their special gifts and talents.

Over the next few months, we will have many opportunities for our new and old families to meet and mingle. Our Head of School, Jalaj Desai, has resumed the Parent Coffees beginning on Thursday, September 8th. In September, we will also have in person Back-to-School Nights for each division and of course, Homecoming is right around the corner on October 1st. We’re so proud of each member of our community. We can’t wait for you all to get to know each other too.

Welcome back!


We want to make it easy for your family to connect with Saddle River Day School. To register for an on-campus tour, virtual information session, or open house, CLICK HERE.

Fall Open Houses (all grades)

  • Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 am (Everyone is invited to stay for Homecoming!)

  • Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 pm

Click Here To Register

2022-2023 Middle & Upper School Fall Visit Days (10:15am - 1:15pm)

Spend a day with an SRDS student ambassador. Shadow 3 classes, meet with the division head, and have an amazing lunch prepared by Chef Mark!

  • Monday, October 10th

  • Monday, November 7th

  • Thursday, November 10th

  • Monday, December 5th

Email or call Kris Sweeny in the Office of Admissions or CLICK HERE to register for a visit day - or (201) 327-4050.


Saddle River Day School

Pre-K3 to Grade 12

147 Chestnut Ridge Road  •  Saddle River, NJ 07458  •  Tel: 201.327.4050

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Watch your child grow from a student into a scholar—and into a lifetime of success.

From exploring Spanish, music and lab-based science beginning in Pre-K to hosting a TEDxYouth Conference in high school … from active play to competing on a championship Rebel Athletics team … inspiring success starts right from the beginning at Saddle River Day School.

Here, learning begins with an intriguing problem to solve, a story that captivates or a question that provokes curiosity—and the personal connection between teachers and students motivates everyone. To develop holistic, “right-brain” thinkers, we integrate science, technology, engineering, art and math, and celebrate different ways to solve real problems.

SRDS graduates from recent years are thriving at top colleges like Boston College, NYU and Stanford. They are creative individuals inspired to think, solve and achieve—in academics and in life.

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