The Ramsey Public Schools have a well-earned reputation for excellence and have received recognition at the county, state, and national levels. Ramsey’s 2,600 students are educated in two K-3 primary schools, one 4-5 upper elementary school, a middle school for grades 6-8 and a 9-12 comprehensive high school. In addition to serving the residents of Ramsey, the District educates the students of Saddle River in grades 6-12 through a send-receive relationship.
The Ramsey Public School District remains committed to providing its students with a strong academic background while constantly adapting its curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of students as they face life in the 21st century. Technology integration throughout the curriculum enables teachers and students to access a wealth of educational resources beyond the four walls of the classroom. We empower students to become autonomous learners who will continue to recognize and solve problems throughout their lives. We focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, self-direction, creativity, and innovation. Our Profile of a Graduate captures these competencies and more, highlighting what our community expects from Ramsey students, and it serves as our "north star" for curriculum, instruction, and assessment. An emphasis on using and applying content thoughtfully and productively, thinking critically, and demonstrating social and civic responsibility make a Ramsey Education a source of excellence and pride.
One of Ramsey’s greatest assets is the tremendous level of support provided for our students by the PTOs (Parent- Teacher Organizations) and the extended community. The PTOs generously seeks to enrich the lives of students both in and out of the classroom. Allowing parents to share in their children’s educational experience is an enriching and positive part of a child’s academic growth. The Ramsey Public Education Foundation supports District programs yearly. Recently, the school community passed a 43 million dollar referendum to update learning spaces across the district. This includes new spaces for the fine arts, STEM, and wellness.
Ramsey is a special place---a great place to live and a great place to raise a family. It is a community where the town officials work cooperatively with the school district for the benefit of young people. A community that is supportive of its schools yet holds those schools to high standards. A community whose schools and community-based programs offer its young children and teens a wealth of opportunities to grow and flourish.
4-5, John Y. Dater School - Main Office
PK-3, Mary Hubbard School - Main Office
PK-3, Wesley D. Tisdale School - Main Office