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About Tenafly Public Schools

The Tenafly Public School District is at the forefront of education. With approximately 3,700 students attending our six schools - four elementary (K-5), one middle school (6-8), and one high school (9-12) - the district is known for its academic excellence and high student achievement.

Tenafly High School is consistently recognized as the top public school in Bergen County, and one of the most outstanding secondary schools in both the state and the nation. More than 95% of graduating seniors attend four-year colleges. It is consistently named one of the best high school in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine, an A+ school on, and is always highly ranked in national publications. The school’s program of studies currently features more than 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and a wide range of academic electives. These electives are taught on four levels of instructional demand:  Accelerated, College Prep A, College Prep B, and Non-Ranked.  

Tenafly High School students are also extensively involved in extracurricular activities. More than 50% of students participate in the athletic program, which includes 26 varsity sports. In addition, students participate in a variety of vocal and instrumental groups, more than 80 school clubs and organizations, as well as ongoing community outreach, and public service activities.

Tenafly Middle School is committed to providing the knowledge, skills, and values students need to be successful learners and leaders. Middle school students are grouped into interdisciplinary teams. Academic studies are supplemented by courses in art, music, public speaking, leadership, writing, and technology.

Our four elementary schools are Malcolm S Mackay Elementary, Ralph S. Maugham Elementary, J. Spencer Smith Elementary, and Walter Stillman Elementary.

Each school focuses on the best instructional practice in reading and writing, problem-solving, and the application of technology. The schools are communities dedicated to the development of the full potential of each student – academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.