The Ramsey community shows strong support for its school district, as evidenced by voter approval of plans to expand to All-Day Kindergarten, upgrade security, modernize science labs, expand space for Performing Arts programs, and more. The schools show mutual respect by sharing facilities with community interests and welcoming the public to events such as a STEM Showcase, music concerts, and Parent Academies. Ramsey School District is a driving force in the character of the community

The Ramsey Community

Ramsey Borough (Bergen County, northern New Jersey) has a population of more than 14,000 people, and it is just 20 miles from culture-rich New York City. Our PreK – grade 12 district enrolls about 3,000 students among two Pre-K-3 elementary schools, one 4-5 elementary school, one 6-8 middle school, and one 9-12 high school. In addition to children from Ramsey, we welcome students from the neighboring Saddle River community of about 3,000 residents. They begin with us in 6th grade and can choose to stay through high school graduation.

The school district is a hub of this endearing community with historical roots in strawberry production, a healthy dose of shade trees and park land, a thriving Main Street, and caring residents who proudly call it home. As much as we love Ramsey, we accept that our students will live in a global society. We equip and encourage them to do so! We take that effort way beyond traditional academics to include:

  • Digital citizenship lessons that are critical for our 24/7 "connected culture.”

  • On alternate years, High School students have the immense opportunity to travel internationally and grow personally through an epic World Challenge experience.

  • Students in grades 3, 5, 8, and 12 complete Profile Projects that challenge them to apply what they have learned and demonstrate the key competencies of the Profile of a Ramsey Graduate. The senior year project is a multifaceted capstone experience that enables a student to explore a passion, personal interest, or curiosity,

  • Teaching for Understanding as a guiding principle to put an emphasis on what students can do with what they know.

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