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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.

Welcome New Families!

We are delighted to have you join The Elisabeth Morrow School community. Here are some resources that will help you begin your journey at EMS and learn a bit about how our community is remaining connected and informed during this challenging time. 

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  • New Parent Virtual Orientation – Friday, May 8, 2020 from 9-10 a.m.
    • Event Program
    • Thoughts from Head of School and Division Heads [available the week of June 1]
  • New Parents Virtual Spring Social – Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 8-9 p.m.
    • Pre-Event Video Welcome [new] 
  • New Parent Virtual Orientation Videos
    • "Foundations of Wellness" – Part I of New Parent Orientation
      • Ava Diamond, Director of Counseling and  Wellness
      • Desere Diaz, School Nurse
      • Betsy Tyras, School Nurse
    • "Learning at EMS: Beyond the Classroom" – Part II of New Parent Orientation
      • Michele Bower, Director of Curriculum and Secondary School Placement
      • Dr. Allison Egert, Director of Special Learning Services
      • Amelia Gold, Arts Department Chair
      • Dr. Rurik Nackerud, Lower School Technology Integrator
    • "The EMS School – Home Connection" – Part III of New Parent Orientation
      • Liza Hards, Director of Auxiliary Programs
      • Melanie Weinraub, PA President
    • "Staying Connected at EMS: Advancement, Communications, and Technology" – Part IV of New Parent Orientation [new] 
      • Sarah Rolle, Director of Technology
      • Laura Heffron, Senior Director of Institutional Advancement
      • Marissa Bholan, Associate Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing
      • Laura Adams Stiansen, Associate Director of Content Strategy and Storytelling

Foundations of Wellness

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Beyond the Classroom

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Home Connection

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Staying Connected

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In the coming weeks, we will be sharing additional division-specific content listed under the Division Head welcome videos (below).

Chilton House

Lauren Mactas, Director of Early Childhood and Kindergarten Programs

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Little School

Beth Brennan, Lower School Head

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Morrow House

Phil Cox, Middle School Head

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Contact Us!

As you begin your transition into the EMS community, please feel free to contact us with questions at any time. We look forward to a very positive and productive year together.