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.

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. 


Vincent McHale

Vincent McHale
Superintendent of Schools
(201) 768.3001