Bergen County School Information

 

 

There are many compelling reasons why families choose to live Bergen County. At the top of the list is the Bergen County School System.


Bergen County Schools are known nationwide for their excellence. Students from Bergen County Schools continuously achieve high rankings in standardized tests and the majority of high school graduates from Bergen County High Schools go on to attend college.

 

Read more below for school information by Bergen County town.

Tenafly Schools

Tenafly Public Schools serve 3,680 students, with four primary schools, a middle school, and a high school, which was named by New Jersey Monthly in 1996 as the best in the state. Tenafly boasts a broad range of advanced placement and honors courses, including an interdepartmental humanities honors class which focuses on the historical and cultural development of Western civilization. More than 95% of graduates go on to higher education. Another noteworthy aspect of the school system is its music program, which runs from kindergarten through graduation. There is also a gifted and talented kids program called the Talent Bank, where volunteer boost classroom programs with their practical experience.
 
Important! As of June 19 2006 the assignments of children to elementary schools will no longer be based on a geographical residence as was the case up to then. Children will be assigned to an elementary school based on the capacity fulfilment of each school so as not to have one elementary school over crowded while the capacity of another school is under fulfilled.
 
Tenafly High School Website Tenafly High School 2008-9 Report Card
Tenafly Middle School Website Tenafly Middle School 2008-9 Report Card
Mackay Elementary Website Mackay Elementary 2008-9 School Report Card
Maugham Elementary Website Maugham Elementary 2008-9 School Report Card
Smith Elementary Website Smith Elementary 2008-9 School Report Card
Stillman Elementary Website Stillman Elementary 2008-9 School Report Card
 
Private Schools

 

Korean School of New Jersey 201-568-9020

Alpine Schools

The Alpine Public School, is a K-8 community school district serving a total of 142 students at the Alpine School. The district's students attend Tenafly High School in Tenafly for grades 9 - 12, as part of a sending / receiving relationship.
 
Alpine Public Elementary Website Alpine Elementary School 2008-9 Report Card
Tenafly High School Website Tenafly High School 2008-9 Report Card

Bergenfield Schools

Bergenfield Public Schools serve students, with five primary schools, a middle school, and a high school with their practical experience.
 
Bergenfield High School Bergenfield High 2008-9 Report Card
Bergenfield Middle School Bergenfield Middle 2008-9 Report Card
Franklin School Franklin School 2008-9 Report Card
Hoover School Hoover School 2008-9 Report Card
Jefferson School Jefferson School 2008-9 Report Card
Lincoln School Lincoln School 2008-9 Report Card
Washington School Washington School 2008-9 Report Card

Closter Schools

Closter Public Schools is governed by the Board of Education. The Closter school system has some 900 students, spread among grades kindergarten through 8. Closter has a low ratio of teachers to students, about 1 to 15. Closter High School students attend Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, which was ranked 19th among New Jersey Schools. 94% of the school's graduates go on to higher education. With computers and Internet access, the high school is one of the most technologically advanced in the country, receiving the Blue Ribbon honors in technology.
 
Hillside Elementary Website Hillside Elementary 2008-9 Report Card
Tenakill Middle School Website Tenakill Middle 2008-9 Report Card
Northern Valley Regional High Website Northern Valley Regional 2008-9 Report Card

Cresskill Schools

Cresskill Public Schools comprise of three schools, organized on a K-6 and 7-12 basis. Edward H Bryan School and Merritt Elementary School house grades kindergarten through six. The Junior/Senior High School houses grades seven though twelve. The district is governed by a Board of Education and administered by a Superintendent of Schools, a School Business Administrator, and three principals. The staff comprised of teachers, child study team specialists, area supervisors, nurses, secretaries, and custodians, totals 180.
 
Edward Bryan Elementary website Edward Bryan 2008-9 School Report Card
Merritt Elementary website Merritt 2008-9 School Report Card
Junior/Senior High website Junior/Senior High 2008-9 School Report Car

Demarest Schools

The Demarest school system is a compelling reason for families with children to make their home in the borough. The district operates three elementary schools, each with an uncommonly low student-teacher ratio. Demarest teenagers attend Northern Valley Regional High School, which was ranked 19th in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine. The school serves some 1000 students. Placement classes in U.S. and European history, biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, Spanish, English literature and composition, and economics are offered. 94 percent of high-school graduates go on to attend college.
 
County Road Elementary School 201-768-6256 County Rd 2008-9 Report Card
Luther Lee Emerson Elem. School 201-784-2084 Luther Lee 2008-9 Report Card
Demarest Middle School 201-768-6061 Middle School 2008-9 Report Card
Northern Valley Regional High School Northern Valley 2008-9 Report Card
 

Parochial Schools

St. Joseph's R.C. School, 201-768-5534
Academy of the Holy Angels, 201-768-7822
Special Education: Child Study Team: 201-768-6060

Englewood Schools 

Public Schools

The Englewood Public School District serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade.
 
Lincoln Elementary - 201-833-6099 2008-9 School Report Card
Cleveland Elementary (3 & 4) 201-833-6140 325 2008-9 School Report Card
Donald A. Quarles Elementary School: 201-833-6093 2008-9 School Report Card
The Janis E. Dismus Middle School (5-7): 201-833-6120 2008-9 School Report Card
Dwight Morrow High School: 201-833-6142 2008-9 School Report Card
 

Private Schools

Englewood is the home to a number of private schools. Dwight-Englewood School has 935 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Elisabeth Morrow School serves 462 students in preschool through eighth grade. Moriah School of Englewood is a Jewish day school with nearly 1,000 students in preschool through eighth grade.

Englewood Cliffs Schools

Public Schools

The Englewood Cliffs Public School District offers a complete, quality program of education for all of its children, grades K-8 in its two schools. A warm, nurturing, child-centered environment exists at both the North Cliff School and the Upper School.

 
For high school Englewood Cliffs kids have the option to go to Englewood Dwight Morrow High or to one of the private schools

 

North Cliff Elementary Website North Cliff 2008-9 School Report Card
Upper School Website Upper School 2008-9 School Report C
 

Private Schools

Englewood is the home to a number of private schools. Dwight-Englewood School has 935 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Elisabeth Morrow School serves 462 students in preschool through eighth grade. Moriah School of Englewood is a Jewish day school with nearly 1,000 students in preschool through eighth grade.

Fort Lee Schools 

Public Schools

The Fort Lee School District serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district include four K-6 elementary schools Fort Lee Middle School (grades 7 and 8) and Fort Lee High School [1] (grades 9-12).
 
Elementary School #1 Website School #1 2008-9 School Report Card
Elemnetary School #2 Website School #2 2008-9 School Report Card
Elementary School #3 Website School #3 2008-9 School Report Card
Elementary School #4 Website School #4 2008-9 School Report Card
Middle School Website Middle School 2008-9 School Report Card
Fort Lee High Website Fort Lee High 2008-9 School Report Card

Harrington Park Schools

 
Northern Valley Regional High School NVE Regional High School 2008-9 Report Card
Harrington Park Public School Harington Park School 2008-9 report car

Haworth Schools

The Haworth Public Schools serve 513 students in grades K through 8. Students in grades 9-12 attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest in Demarest, which serves students from Closter, Demarest and Haworth.
 
Haworth public school Website Haworth School 2008-9 Report Card
Northern Valley Regional High School Website Northern Valeey High 2008-9 Report Card
 

Leonia Schools

 
The Leonia Public Schools serve students in Kindergarten Twelfth grade. Enrollment in the district is 1,752, of which, 289 are Edgewater students in grades 7-12. An Early Childhood Learning Center is available for 4-year olds. This tuition-based program provides a half-day of academic activities to prepare children for kindergarten.
 
The district has 175 classroom teachers and 23 educational support personnel. Average class size in all 3 schools is 21 students. The budget for 2005-2006 is $21,454,000.00.
 
The Leonia High School Academy for Pharmacy, Medicine and Technology is in its third year. The academy prepares students for careers in the medical field. Leonia High School's graduation requirements are among the most rigorous in the state. The school has nine periods per day with no study halls.
 

Public Schools

 
Anna Scott Elementary Website Anna Scott 2008-9 School Report Card
Leonia Middle School Website Leonia Middle 2008-9 School Report Card
Leonia High School Website Leonia High 2008-9 School Report Card
Eleanor Van Gelder School Edgewater  
 

Private Schools

St. John's Catholic School Broad Avenue and Harrison Street 201-944-4361
Parochial education pre-K to grade 8, September-June
Porat Ben Josef Yeshiva 150 Grand Avenue 201-242-4877
Toddler to grade 2, September-June

Norwood Schools

The town of Norwood has one elementary school K-8. Its students continue to high school in the Northern Valley Regional in Old Tappan.

Public Schools

 
Norwood Public School: 201-768-6363 Norwood 2008-9 School Report Card
N. Valley Regioanl H.S Old Tappan 201-784-1600 Nthrn Valley O Tappan 2008-9 Report Card

 

Private Schools

Holy Family School 200 Summit St Norwood (201) 768-1605 K-8

Old Tappan Schools

 
Northern Valley Regional High School NVE Regional High School 2008-9 Report Card
T. Baldwin Demarest School ( K-4)  T. Baldwin Demarest 2008-9 Report Card
Charles DeWolf School Website (grades 5-8) Charles DeWolf 2008-9 School Report Card

Teaneck Schools

The Teaneck Public Schools system includes four elementary schools, two middle shcools and one high school.

Public Schools 

Bryant Elementary School Website Bryant Elementary School 2008-9 report Card
Hawthorne Elementary School Hawthorne Elementary School 2008-9 report Card
Lowell Elementary School Lowell Elementary School 2008-9 report Card
Whittier Elementary School Whittier Elementary School 2008-9 report Card
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Benjamin Franklin Mid. School 2008-9 report Card
Thomas Jefferson Middle School Thomas Jefferson Mid. School 2008-9 report Card
Teaneck High School Teaneck high School 2008-9 Report Card

 

Central Administrative Offices One Merrison Street (201) 833-5508 

Private Schools

Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School (for Girls) 1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, 201-833-4307 Grades: 9 - 12
Schecter Regional High School 800 Broad Street, Teaneck, 201-837-8357 Grades: 9 - 12
Sinai School for Boys 1600 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, 201-862-0032 Grades: 9 - 12 boys
Sinai Special Needs Institute 1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, 201-833-9220 Grades: 9-12 Solomon Schechter Regional High School 800 Broad Street, Teaneck, 201-837-8357
Conservative Jewish co-educational college preparatory Opens with 9th grade in Sept. 2003
Torah Academy of Bergen County www.tabc.org 1600 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, 201-837-7696 Grades: 9 - 12 boys The Torah Academy is a Jewish Orthodox College preparatory high school for boys.
Yeshiva Gedolah of Teaneck 1443 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, 201-833-5920 Grades: Post high school, Talmudical School

Gifted & Talented Kids Resources

When a child is gifted or talented, the parents are faced with the decision of which environment will be the best to offer the academic challenges needed for that child. Bergen County is probably one of the best places nationwide, to raise gifted or talented kids. Its schools & other academic institutions, offer a large variety of specially geared programs in the sciences, arts & liberal arts. The availability of such programs, helps creating a satisfying and challenging learning experience for these gifted & talented kids.
 
Here are some links to websites of special programs & camps offered to gifted & talented children:
 
The Gifted Resource Exchange
Bergen County Academies
OCCC School of Art - Demarest
Institute for Educational Advancement
World Council for Gifted & Talented Children
Summer Institute for The Gifted
MySummerCamps.Com
The Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University
Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University
Great Schools New Jersey