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North Cliff School
The North Cliff School provides challenging academic and social programs for students in Pre -Kindergarten through grade 2. Excellent parent support and communication with staff contributes to a climate where learning becomes a meaningful experience due to the common understanding that different learning styles exist and must be addressed accordingly. Staff and parents are dedicated to the goal of ensuring all students are given the tools to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

In an effort to enhance the district's commitment to providing quality education and to meeting the needs of its diverse community, we offer a Pre - K Inclusive Program at North Cliff. This program fosters language development, gross and fine motor skills, school readiness, and social interaction.
Small class sizes and grade level common preparation times enhance the implementation of the district's web-based curricula, Writers Workshop, and a standards-based mathematics program. Professional staff development, through partnerships with colleges and universities, provides our teachers with the resources to successfully implement these new programs in a purposeful and systematic way. Additional support classes in mathematics and reading and writing are offered to our students during an instructional support period and through Basic Skills support. These initiatives are supported by a well-trained staff that facilitates differentiated instruction in our classrooms so that all students' needs may be met within the general education setting. Special education services, speech, and language therapy are also provided for those who require them to access the general education curriculum.
North Cliff Schools positive educational climate is attributed to the importance placed on the relationships between students, staff, parents, and administrators. Excellent communication dedicated to student academic and social growth has made the North Cliff School an integral part of the community.
North Cliff School's student body is composed of diverse ethnic groups. Throughout the school year, the students are exposed to many cultures by participating in programs and events sponsored by community groups. These partnerships have contributed to the development of positive relationships among the students, staff, and parents. We continue to prioritize and highlight multiple cultural appreciation activities, assemblies, field trips, and holiday programs that foster the celebration of the wonderful diversity found in our district. As a Responsive Classroom district, we work hard to intertwine social/emotional competencies including cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control with a set of academic competencies that highlights perseverance, learning strategies, and academic behaviors. Strengthening these skills help create more well-rounded young people that have all the tools needed to excel beyond their time in Englewood Cliffs.
North Cliffs Elementary School 
700 Floyd St, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ 07632
Updated 8/17/21