Montvale Board of Education School District (03-3330)

Montvale Board of Education School District

Welcome! Montvale is a charming, child-centered community of approximately 8,000 residents nestled away in picturesque northern Bergen County, NJ. Our community is proud of our hard-working students, dedicated faculty and staff, innovative administrative team, caring and involved parents, and supportive Board of Education.

Attached is our State Report Card where you will find a great deal of statistical information on many of the characteristics of our district. Our teachers and administrators use this data to build on our strengths and focus on opportunities for improvement. We have much to be proud of in Montvale; however, please keep in mind the Report Card is one snapshot in a whole photo album that represents our schools. Please take the time to read the narratives by our two principals that detail some of the many initiatives that are part of that album.

We strongly believe that the Montvale Public Schools provides an educational environment that is both academically challenging and developmentally responsive to the needs of our students. Our students are challenged to develop 21st century skills and an intellectual curiosity and creativity in all areas of our curriculum. Our students actively partake in a comprehensive language arts program that focuses on developing strong communication skills. Our math program focuses on students becoming excellent problem solvers through real life applications. Our character education program focuses on students treating others as they would want to be treated. Our 1:1 program with chromebooks in grades 6, 7 and 8 provides a digital tool for each student to communicate and collaborate anywhere, anytime. Our literacy program is comprehensive with a focus on Readers and Writers Workshop in the elementary classrooms. Our desire is to engage students in problem-based learning activities in environments that foster innovation and collaboration. Our collective goal is to reach the gold standard in education: SUCCESS FOR ALL. It is our hope that our students move on to secondary school with the desire to utilize their time, talents and skills to improve the world around them.

Our Mission Statement below outlines the core beliefs that frame our approach.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Montvale School District is dedicated to educational excellence for our students, providing the academics, environment, and experiences necessary to develop both an enthusiasm for learning and the skills needed for students to reach their maximum potential as contributing members of society.

In partnership with parents, staff, and the community, the schools will:
• respond to the unique and changing needs of all students;
• maximize academic and artistic achievement;
• develop self-esteem;
• stimulate life-long learning;
• encourage participation in our ever-changing, democratic society;
• stimulate open-mindedness and individuality;
• utilize state-of-the-art educational methods and technologies;
• ensure the consistent modeling of effective behaviors by all staff; and
• provide for continuous growth and improvement through ongoing assessment.

I invite you to review this State Report Card, as well as the Montvale Public Schools’ website, www.montvalek8.org for announcements, updates, and to learn more about our schools. As always, please contact the individual schools if you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns, and feel free to contact our office at 201-391-1662 if we can be of assistance on any matters at the district level.

Sincerely,