Emerson Community School
Emerson Jr-Sr High School
Emerson, NJ 07630
Ramsey Adult School
266 E. Main St.
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Ridgewood Community School
49 Cottage Place
The voters elect the Board of Education members annually each November. The three year terms of the seven members rotate to provide consistency on the Board. The Board of Education adopts its own budget annually after a public hearing held in April.
The Superintendent is appointed by and responsible to the Board of Education, and is the Chief Executive Officer of the District. He works closely with district and building administrators on issues concerning the instructional program and personnel, and with the School Business Administrator on matters of finance and operation of physical plant.
Nearby institutions of higher education include:
- Bergen Community College located in Paramus
- Fairleigh Dickinson University with campuses in Teaneck and Madison
- Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah.
Montvale is also in close proximity to the excellent universities and colleges located in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area.
The Montvale Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit community based organization that promotes the enhancement of educational excellence in the Montvale Public Schools. The Foundation operates independently from the school district. The MEF website is: www.mef4kids.org.
There are many elementary and secondary private and parochial schools located conveniently near the Borough. St. Joseph's Regional High School is a Catholic high school for boys in Montvale. Saddle River Day School is a coeducational K-12 independent school located in Saddle River. Don Bosco Preparatory High School is a Catholic high school for boys in Ramsey. Immaculate Heart Academy is a Catholic High School for girls in Washington Township. Our Lady of Mercy Academy is a Catholic primary school pre-K to 8th grade in Park Ridge.
The Board of Education of the Borough of Montvale provides education for all pupils in kindergarten through eighth grade, while the Pascack Valley Regional High School District provides education for all pupils in the ninth through twelfth grades. The Local Board and Regional Board operate as Type II Districts under the Education Law, codified as Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
The Local Board has seven elected members who are residents of the Borough. The education facilities consist of Memorial Elementary School (391-2900), for grades K-4, and Fieldstone Middle School (391-9000), for grades 5-8.
The Regional Board operates two high school facilities to serve the students from Hillsdale, Montvale, River Vale, and Woodcliff Lake. The original high school, Pascack Valley High School was built in Hillsdale in 1955. In 1963 a second high school was built in Montvale, the Pascack Hills High School, with additions to the facility constructed in 1967. Montvale students attend the Pascack Hills High School (358-7020).