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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.

The Lower School (first through fourth grade) builds upon the knowledge and habits of mind gained in students’ early years, increasingly challenging children to be active problem solvers, creative thinkers and innovative learners. Small class sizes and experienced faculty ensure that learning is personalized to both challenge and support students, allowing them to achieve their greatest potential. We focus on building core academic skills while integrating multiple subject areas wherever appropriate. Innovation Alley allows for the incorporation of all of the elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) within a multi-use, state-of-the-art space. Character education through our 4 C’s (courtesy, consideration, cooperation, and compassion) is reinforced in this division through service projects that capitalize on young students’ capacity for empathy and leadership. Instrumental music lessons, offered four times a week to third and fourth graders, is a unique part of our program.