SADDLE BROOK SCHOOL DISTRICT (03-4610)

SADDLE BROOK SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Saddle Brook School District is a PreK-12 school district consisting of four elementary schools and one combined Middle School/High School. Franklin School, Helen I. Smith School and Long Memorial School are all K-6 elementary schools offering a rich educational program utilizing the latest scientifically based programs integrating technology and multiple programs including Readers and Writers Workshop developed by Columbia’s Teachers College and Go Math to enrich student learning. The Washington School is a dedicated preschool that offers a blended and integrated program for both general education and special education students ages 3-4. Programs and classes are available in the morning, afternoon and also as a full day program all preparing students with the skills needed for Kindergarten.

Saddle Brook Middle School/High School offers a broad breadth and depth of programs including creative and exciting electives in addition to the courses and curriculums developed under New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Students at the middle and high school level have the opportunity to enroll in programs that prepare them for college and career readiness with both classes for support and those that are recognized as Honors Courses and Advanced Placement (AP) including Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) related courses and programs to develop their creative skills in fine and performing arts. The high school also offers the Option II Program offering high school credits by experiencing alternative programs such as internships, ands taking college level courses in the school and at local community colleges and universities.

The staff is committed to the ideals of a professional learning community: the belief that all children can learn, the establishment of a collaborative environment, and a focus on results. Our intentions are to provide every student with the best possible learning environment and programs. Our belief is that teachers and students go hand in hand as learners and partners in the educational process. The administration and teachers work together to collect and review current student data to adjust programs and strategies for student learning and understanding. In addition, each school is involved in Character Education Programs fostering respect for self and others. Overall, students will develop a caring and honest culture for ongoing responsible citizenship.

Our educational philosophy emphasizes teaching students through interconnected educational experiences. The development of these goals provides our students with a foundation that will serve them for a lifetime. Our educational programs stress the acquisition of academic skills that promote creative thinking and the development of higher level problem-solving abilities. Students are encouraged to make connections between acquisition of previous mastered skills and new learning experiences. They are able to transfer and apply these skills across the spectrum of subject areas. The district is committed to addressing the needs of each individual learner across the content areas. Students receive instruction based on standards and have the opportunity to select electives that maximize individual interests. We encourage career exploration and readiness.

The Saddle Brook School District continues to improve facilities creating safe and conducive schools where students are made to feel welcomed and secure. Essential to the success of the overall instructional program is the active involvement, close collaboration, and support provided by Saddle Brook’s parents and community. Support groups such as the PTA, Education Foundation, SEPAC, and various booster clubs collaboratively work with the schools to enhance academic offerings for students though the donation of supplemental materials, resources, volunteerism, and school beautification projects. Ultimately, the goal is to create an ongoing partnership with schools, home and the Saddle Brook community.