Lunch with Mr. Baly

This is a picture of me with Mrs. Riley's class.  Ishan Walia won the Spring Fling "Lunch with Mr.Baly," and yesterday we took the opportunity to celebrate with some baked ziti, ice cream, and basketball in the courtyard today. ~Mr. Baly

Medieval Day tomorrow.

Just like olde tymes >> Getting ready for the 6th grade's Medieval Day tomorrow in Morrow House, featuring the Bromkas.


Congratulations, Mr. Cooper...

Yesterday, Head of School Aaron Cooper received his Masters in Education (MEd.) - Private School Leadership from Columbia University.  Congratulations, Mr. Cooper!


3rd Grade Raises Money for The Hackensack Riverkeeper

Inspired by a recent trip to the Hackensack River, an educational experience focused raising awareness and sensitivity of the people of the Hackensack River watershed, the third grade students and teachers organized a bake sale for the Lower School Community at EMS.

Empowering our students with real world experiences like challenging difficult problems facing their generation is an integral piece of our curriculum. During the trip to the Hackensack River, students, parents and teachers all participated in a nature walk and boat ride through this fascinating urban ecosystem right in our own backyard. Inspired to protect our water supply and the wildlife and fish living in and near the river, the students and teachers organized a bake sale held on campus. The proceeds will be directly donated to the Hackensack Riverkeeper Inc. www.hackensackriverkeeper.org


Bye Bye Butterflies (2)

Yesterday morning, the Three-Year-Old  and PreKindergarten had the opportunity to watch  C-1's butterflies being released.  Chilton House classes learned about and observed the life cycle of butterflies in their classrooms over the past few weeks.  The students are excited at the prospect of seeing "their" butterflies fluttering around our beautiful campus in the days to come.


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Helping Others: Elisabeth Morrow School students raise funds for Sandy Relief 

Liel Sterling (8th grade) and Ema Bandazian (7th grade) at The Elisabeth Morrow School (EMS) in Englewood, were recently treated to a private reception at the Governor’s Residence in Princeton recognizing their work to raise money benefiting those affected by the October 2012 hurricane. The students spearheaded an initiative that raised $3278.12 for New Jersey’s First Lady Mary Pat Christie’s Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

On Monday, October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy brought unthinkable devastation to parts of the state, destroying homes, businesses and some of New Jersey's most popular tourist destinations. The Fund was launched to aid the Garden State rebuild. To date, over $34 million from more than 27,500 donors world-wide has been raised. Click here to read the full article.


Mathematically Dominant

EMS Mathleague.org competitors raked in some serious hardware.  Read the story and results HERE>


2013 Spring Fling Event Photos

Courtesy of Shelly Kusntetz Photography, LLC:

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2013 Concert of the Chicks

Every year in May, EMS string musicians gather in Grace Muller Courtyard to serenade the newly hatched chicks from Mrs. Milne's science room.  It is a celebration of spring, of life, and a Lower School tradition.  Here's a sampling from this mornings performance; Mrs. Gold led the ensemble. Listen closely between songs and you'll hear the chicks peep their approval.


Appletree: 2013 EMS Secondary School and College Placement Re...

Appletree: 2013 EMS Secondary School and College Placement Re...: For over 80 years, The Elisabeth Morrow School has provided children with a foundation for academic readiness and achievement....

Kindergarten Animal Study

Kindergarten students have been researching about animals. They used both books and the internet to gather information including; habitat, diet, characteristics and offspring. Each child created a poster with interesting facts about their animals and shared what they learned in presentations to their classmates. They have also listened to true stories about unusual animal friendships including a dog and a deer, a gorilla and a cat, and a hippopotamus and a tortoise. As a culmination of our animal study kindergarten students will take a trip to Turtle Back Zoo.


Meeting the Master!

on 5/14/13, 70 EMS students met at BergenPAC for a pizza party and pre-concert discussion with the violin faculty to celebrate the violin performance of Itzhak Perlman. After the concert, EMS students met with Mr. Perlman and he graciously gave him his autograph. 


PreK @ Tenafly Nature Center

Both Pre-kindergarten classes visited the Tenafly Nature Center.  We observed different plants and animals as we followed the double triangle yellow trail.  Our guide taught us about barred owls, snakes and box turtles.  Touching the snake and box turtle was a highlight for many of the children.  
~Ms. McConville

Painting May Flowers

Taking advantage of the great weather....in these pictures, from last week, our first graders painted from nature using direct observation, (just like Beatrix Potter; they are currently reading Peter Rabbit).


Who Won Field Day?

Click here to find out who won the annual battle between Team Green and Team White !