Closter Public Schools

Closter Public Schools serves approximately 1200 students in prekindergarten through the eighth grade. Located in beautiful Bergen County, New Jersey, we enjoy the benefits of a quiet, family-friendly small town with all the amenities afforded by nearby New York City. From outstanding staff to innovative technological initiatives to family involvement at every level, we’re sure you’ll love being part of the Closter Public School community.

Coronavirus update - March 13, 2020

Dear Parents, 

On March 12, 2020, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco issued a mandatory closure of all Bergen County Public School Districts as of 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13. The closure will be for a minimum of two weeks. During this time, we will provide virtual learning for students through the use of technology. 

Information about how students will access online learning is posted on the Virtual Learning Day link above. During virtual learning days, students will be provided with approximately two hours of schoolwork, but they can complete the assignments at any time of the day. Students will have to register their attendance each day by 10:00 a.m. using a Google form that we will post on the school website. Students in grades K-2 may need parent assistance to sign-in their attendance. Please note that during the two-week closure, students should remain at home and only leave home with parental supervision. The idea is to limit exposure to coronavirus, and the best way to do this is through social distancing. 

Thank you for your continued support of the Closter Public School during this very challenging time! Together we will get through this! 

Sincerely,

Vincent McHale

Vincent McHale
Superintendent of Schools
(201) 768-3001

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Closter Community,

The Closter Public Schools provide a supportive, nurturing, and challenging educational environment for our 1,200 students. We are proud of our tradition of educational excellence and strive to meet the needs of all learners. 

Small class sizes, a research-based curriculum, and state-of-the-art resources foster the growth of our children’s social, emotional, and academic development. The Closter learning community includes teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and community members working together to ensure a superior educational experience.

Our faculty model lifelong learning as evidenced by their participation in continuous professional development. Our energetic parent-teacher organization provides a multitude of student and family activities that enhance the classroom experience.

We are very proud of our schools. If you have any questions about our school district, I invite you to contact me. 

Sincerely,

Vincent McHale

Vincent McHale
Superintendent of Schools
(201) 768-3001