Bergen County School Information


Fort Lee is proud of its public schools and challenges its students every day to be their best. Below we’ve listed public and private schools as well as links for colleges and universities to assist you in finding the right place for your children.



The Fort Lee School District is committed to providing challenging instruction for each student, differentiated to address his/her intellectual, social, and emotional needs; to use best practices that engage students in relevant learning activities to provide them with
the tools to become literate, productive, competitive, critical thinking members of our global society.

The mission of the Fort Lee Public Schools is to prepare our students to be life-long learners and to ensure that all achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and global skills through a safe, comprehensive learning environment that meets the unique needs of each individual, strong parent-community-school partnerships, and connections to the real world.

We believe that all students should have:
• The skills and ethics to meet any challenges in life in a manner that is personally satisfying and contributes to the community;
• A confident sense of self – an intellectually curious, enthusiastic, adaptive, creative, resilient risk-taker;
• A timely and timeless knowledge base and a clear sense of the interrelationship among the disciplines; and
• An awareness and respect for the diversity of our community, nation, and world and ownership for the quality of the interrelatedness of this diversity.
For a complete listing of public schools in the Fort Lee area, please visit:

Fort Lee, NJ nearby Private/ Charter Schools

Christ the Teacher Interparochial School
Pre-K-8th grade

Hooks Lane School

Fort Lee, NJ nearby Colleges/Universities

Columbia University (3 miles in New York)
From its beginnings in a schoolhouse in lower Manhattan, Columbia University has grown to encompass two principal campuses: the historic, neoclassical campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood and the modern Medical Center further uptown, in Washington Heights. Today, Columbia is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, conducting path breaking research in medicine, science, the arts, and the humanities. It includes three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, and a school of continuing education. Information from:

Barnard College (3 miles in New York)

Mission Statement
Barnard College aims to provide the highest quality liberal arts education to promising and high-achieving young women, offering the unparalleled advantages of an outstanding residential college in partnership with a major research university. With a dedicated faculty of scholars distinguished in their respective fields, Barnard is a community of accessible teachers and engaged students who participate together in intellectual risk-taking and discovery. Barnard students develop the intellectual resources to take advantage of opportunities as new fields, new ideas, and new technologies emerge. They graduate prepared to lead lives that are professionally satisfying and successful, personally fulfilling, and enriched by love of learning.

As a college for women, Barnard embraces its responsibility to address issues of gender in all of their complexity and urgency, and to help students achieve the personal strength that will enable them to meet the challenges they will encounter throughout their lives. Located in the cosmopolitan urban environment of New York City, and committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, Barnard prepares its graduates to flourish in different cultural surroundings in an increasingly inter-connected world.

The Barnard community thrives on high expectations. By setting rigorous academic standards and giving students the support they need to meet those standards, Barnard enables them to discover their own capabilities. Living and learning in this unique environment, Barnard students become agile, resilient, responsible, and creative, prepared to lead and serve their society. Information from:

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