Top private school in NJ The Elisabeth Morrow School of Bergen County
The Elisabeth Morrow School's shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.

FacTS AND FIgures

Here's how the numbers and data add up to an exemplary twos to eighth grade education for your child!



Our Campus

Facilities: 14-acre wooded campus includes nature trails, community gardens and athletic field, plus:

  • 3 Libraries
  • 3 Playgrounds
  • 3 Science Labs
  • 2 Art Studios
  • 2 Technology Makerspaces
  • Lower School Innovation Center

Bus transportation available for students who live in the Bronx, the Upper West Side and Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Safety: All buildings are equipped with fire detection systems, carbon monoxide detectors, updated security systems, door access control systems, video monitoring and a visitor management system. Each entry point in academic buildings have receptionists who identify all visitors to the school.

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Before & After Care

Before School: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - start of school

Child Care (early childhood and lower school): Monday-Friday, end of school until 6:00 p.m.

Library Hours (middle school): Monday-Friday, end of school until 6:00 p.m.

Enrichment classes: available after school for Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.

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School Hours by Grade

Twos

Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Threes or Fours

 Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  or 3:15 (depending on options)

Kindergarten

Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

First & Second Grade

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Third & Fourth Grade

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Fifth & Sixth Grade

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Seventh & Eighth Grade

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (includes sports practices)

Early morning care is available starting at 7:30 a.m.

Childcare for all ages is available daily until 6 p.m.

Diversity

Geographic Diversity: students from 51 different towns in New Jersey and New York.

Language Diversity: More than 20 languages spoken in addition to English.

Students of Color: 56%

Community Building

  • All-School Buddy System
  • Service projects in lower and middle school
  • G Day for passion projects and service work
  • School traditions including International Food Festival and Field Day

Uniquely Structured for Student Success

Chilton House - Twos through Kindergarten

Chilton House

Twos

The new 2s program, starting in fall 2020, is designed to precede the learning experiences offered in the 3s program. The 2s program includes a full-day, which is crucial to providing our youngest students with an enriched experience that integrates both active and restorative periods with specialized learning. The program was created in a way that recognizes both age-typical focus and stamina. Classrooms will encourage exploration, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Threes

  • 12 students per class on average
  • Two teachers in each classroom
  • Students change classes for music, physical education, gardening and library. These subjects are taught by specialists.

Fours

  • 16 students per class on average
  • Two teachers in each classroom
  • Students change classes for music, physical education, gardening and library. These subjects, in addition to Spanish which is taught in the classroom, are taught by specialists.

Kindergarten

  • 16 students per class on average
  • Two teachers in each classroom
  • Students change classes for music, physical education, gardening, science, technology and library. These subjects, in addition to Spanish which is taught in the classroom, are taught by specialists.

Little School - First through Fourth Grade

 

Little School

First to Fourth Grade

  • In the core subjects of math and reading, we increase the number of faculty to support each child with even more tailored instruction.

  • Students learn with 8 STEAM educators, 2 Spanish teachers, 3 fitness educators, and professional musicians, promoting problems-solving, creative thinking, and collaboration.

  • As naturalists, students garden, build snow sculptures, and stomp in the campus creek seasonally.

  • During our ensemble, the school transforms into small music studios led by professional musicians.

Morrow House - Fifth through Eighth Grade

 

Morrow School

Fifth Grade Through Eighth Grade

  • The students in grades five through eight are in learning groups that average 16 per class. The program is departmentalized starting in sixth grade and therefore, students have several teachers throughout the week for various subjects. Students meet in advisory groups of fewer than 10 students daily.