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Saddle River Day School Offers Accelerated Middle School Science + Math Curriculum for 6th-8th Grade

Saddle River Day School Offers Accelerated Middle School Science + Math Curriculum for 6th-8th Grade, Bergen County Moms

The educators and administrators at Saddle River Day School strive to support and guide their students as they build their knowledge and pursue their interests and prepare to become the leaders, thinkers, and innovators of tomorrow. To this end, the SRDS Middle School is now offering a brand new Accelerated Science and Math Curriculum for interested and qualified seventh and eighth grade students. Head of School Mr. Jalaj Desai says that these new programs are for “advanced students who are performing above their grade level in math and science. Students in this new program can start developing advanced skills earlier in their academic career…freeing up space in their high school schedule for more AP level courses and honors electives.” For students with an interest in and aptitude in science and math, the benefits of this program include more opportunities to pursue areas of research interest and a way to set themselves apart from their peers as they look to college and beyond. “These accelerated programs enable us to diversify our instruction to support the unique needs of each of our students; it is yet another way we are recognizing and responding to the changing needs of our students,” Mr. Desai adds. The Saddle River Day School commitment includes innovative, real-world experiences like the chance to participate on the SRDS Middle School and Upper School Innovation teams. These teams work together at competitions such as MathCON, the Fluor Engineering Design Challenge and Odyssey of the Mind to propose creative solutions to complicated problems. Additionally, science and technology-minded students can participate on the SRDS Robotics teams, and/or they can design their Upper School career around the fulfillment of the Saddle River Day School Gateway Diploma, a demanding academic framework that requires additional honors/AP coursework, field research, presentations and extra-curricular involvement.

SRDS students continue to lead the way with bold ideas, confident scholarship and considered risk-taking. They are supported and guided by a faculty that is uniquely qualified to give students the solid foundation they need to live the SRDS core values of intellectual risk-taking and a love of learning here at our school and out in the world.

A limited number of spaces remain in grades 5-8 for qualified students for the 2023-2024 school year. For more information about the Middle School at Saddle River Day School, or to begin the application process, please contact Kristine Sweeny at

Saddle River Day School, Saddle River, Bergen County Moms


Why wait? Now is the time to invest in your child's education.

Contact Kris Sweeny in the Office of Admissions at or (201) 327-4050 to request information, apply, or schedule a personal campus tour or CLICK HERE to register for a visit.


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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