Mendham Country Day School OverviewPo Box 167, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 , Tel: +1 (908) 766-3323
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Mendham Country Day School Ratings & Reviews
Brilliant school. Children have attended since pre-k and now entering 5th and 6th grades. I can’t say enough about how fantastic our experience has been here. Faculty and leadership is exceptional. Everyone cares deeply about each child and knows them on a close, personal level. All are always accessible and hyper-responsive. Student teacher ratio is 7:1. 6th grade is currently 6 students —all exceptional children. Academics are rigorous but fair. Students are taught at their level — all teaching is customized to a students interest and capability. For example there are a handful of students in 6th who are doing high school level math (geometry and algebra 1), and 5th grade students who are participating in pre-algebra. Reading levels are also advanced to students capabilities. My children have absolutely loved their time here — it’s like an extended family/home. Every year it gets better and better. In fact, this year, the school is investing heavily in expanding its technology and science programs. Each student at appropriate grade levels will receive laptops and expand their knowledge of coding, robotics, and computing proficiency. Science program is expanding to incorporate more lab work with a new science lab being installed. Social, extra curricular, and clubs are fantastic too (customized for each age-level and built around collective students interests). The school actively participates in a variety of competitions (ex science, math, health, spelling, chess) and adding several more categories this year (debate, music, robotics). The arts program is also fantastic. Instrumental music instructor is a force and has exceeded so many expectations —children so enjoy his class and teaching style. It’s really quite incredible. The families here care deeply about their children’s success / happiness and take an active interest in the school. They are quiet from a marketing perspective which in many ways has been great ... keeping it small, focused, and curated. There has been discussion about extending the program to 7th and 8th which would be a brilliant opportunity to prepare children for their high school experience wherever that may be (socially, academically and confidently). It’s truly a very special place. We couldn’t be happier.
My two boys have been attending Mendham Country Day School for seven years. The school offers a nurturing environment for all students. The program is academically advanced and allows children to move beyond their grade level when appropriate. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for their child to excel.
Wonderful school! I have 2 children who attend this school. I believe that they are learning beyond their years from knowledgeable teachers and staff. The environment is very friendly and someone is always available to hear your praises or concerns. My children are cared for as if they are their own. I could not be happier with this school.
Sent our infant daughter to this school for several months and had a significant number of observations where there was inadequate staff and unsanitary conditions. Awful
We have two boys at MCDS who have been there for several years now. My youngest (who is now 2.5) started in the infant room at around 14 weeks old. When I realized how wonderful the school is and how caring the staff is, I immediately moved my older son (now 5 years old) into the pre-school program. As a direct result, my 5 year old LOVES learning. He was reading at 4, and couldn't get enough of it. He also loves science and math, and we firmly believe that this school has set the foundation for a wonderful lifetime of learning. My younger son is developing the same love of learning and is intensely curious, so I am thrilled with all of the opportunities they give to children of his age to learn and explore. According to my pediatrician, my 2.5 year old has the vocabulary of a 5 year old and speaks as well. As a full time working mom I have some sneaking guilt about having my guys go to school from 8am - 6pm 5 days a week. MCD makes me feel great about this gift of education we have given them.
New Jersey Education Statistics
- No High School5%
- Some High School34%
- Some College20%
- Associate Degree6%
- Bachelor Degree22%
- Graduate Degree13%
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