The School Community
The Upper Saddle River School District includes the Borough of Upper Saddle River located in Bergen County, about 25 miles North of New York City. We are located off State Route 17, neighboring Saddle River, Allendale and Ramsey. Upper Saddle River is an above average socioeconomic suburban community with approximately 1400 students enrolled in its schools. In the past several years, we have experienced some growth. The school system consists of three facilities: Reynolds Elementary (Pre-K to 2), Bogert Elementary (3 to 5) and Cavallini Middle School (6-8).
We, the educational community in Upper Saddle River, believe that children are the most valuable resource for the future. This premise guides our efforts as we accept our shared responsibility to maximize each child's unique and individual potential in every area of development.
We are committed to helping students develop physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The USR school community accepts and respects the uniqueness of all children; we value their capacity for learning; we take joy in their total growth and development.
Our multifaceted curriculum provides a general interdisciplinary program for our students, which is guided by our state's goals and the needs of our community. We recognize the individuality of all children and prepare them to live in a diverse and democratic society.
The school community environment of USR fosters a positive, supportive, and caring atmosphere where ideas are encouraged, explored and developed, and learning is valued as a lifetime process. A true education can take place only in an atmosphere full of acceptance, understanding, trust, and above all, genuine respect for the special nature of childhood.
The mission of the Upper Saddle River School District is to develop in each student, intellectual, artistic, physical, and practical skills and knowledge; to allow each of them to have a strong sense of achievement and pride; to develop a life long love of learning; and to work well independently and as part of a team.
It is the expectation of this school district that all students achieve the New Jersey Standards for Student Learning at all grade levels.