Welcome to the Edgewater School District! For information on employment, curriculum and other important aspects of our district, please use the links to the left. To learn a bit about Edgewater's history, be sure to check out the "History of Edgewater" link to the left.The Edgewater School District, located in Edgewater, New Jersey, is governed by a five-member Board of Education. Members are elected to rotating three-year terms. The fastest growing school system in Bergen County, the district currently serves 922 students in Grades Pre-K to 6 in two schools. The George Washington School, built in 2012, houses our Pre-K to Grade 2 students, and the Eleanor Van Gelder School serves Grades 3 to 6. Edgewater students in Grades 7 to 12 attend the Leonia Public Schools in the nearby town of Leonia, New Jersey. Of the district’s approximately 85 teachers and administrators, 65% have Master’s degrees and 100% are deemed Highly Qualified, according to New Jersey Department of Education guidelines.
The Edgewater School District delivers a high quality education to all students, meeting them where they are, and nudging them forward to meet their full potential. The district’s curriculum is fully aligned with the most updated state standards in all content areas: 21st Century Life and Careers, Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, and Mathematics.
The mathematics program in Grades K- 6 follows the GO Math! series, which includes options for varying levels of ability. In the area of literacy, the district partners with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP), which provides site-based staff development in the teaching of reading, writing, and content area literacy. The integration of STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math—is a district focus across all grade levels, and research is underway for the selection of a new science program to align with the Next Generation Science Standards.
A dedicated, professional faculty and administration offer all students an opportunity to succeed. Additionally, the Edgewater School District offers an extensive array of technology teaching and learning tools to support our 21st century learners. Each school has a large collection of iPads for student and teacher use, and homerooms at each school are outfitted with short-throw projectors and digital media players. A one-to-one Chromebook initiative for Grade 6 students launched in January 2016, and Chromebooks are also available for student use in Grades 3-5.
The Edgewater School District has earned a reputation of excellence because of a strong partnership with parents and the community, the dedication of our staff, and a commitment to excellence by all stakeholders.