Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School

1 Veterans Plaza, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Phone: 201.941.1100 
Fax: 201.941.1280

Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School is a public school of approximately 675 students in grades 7 through 12. We strive to provide our students with a safe learning environment to promote a nurturing and academically challenging setting. Situated just under 5 miles miles from New York City and in one of the most densely populated areas in the world, we are uniquely diverse in our student population. We embrace the challenges and rewards of students from many different cultures coming together with the singular purpose to develop intellectually. The faculty, staff, and administration of Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School are steadfast in our pursuit to prepare our students for the next phase of their lives. Whether they choose to enter the military, workforce, or continue their education, we are dedicated to our students and developing future leaders. 

Our Academy Program for entering 9th graders has evolved over the past decade and now includes three separate courses of study: Medical, Engineering, and Humanities.  Students apply as 8th graders and commit themselves to a rigorous, highly competitive program, which includes at least 6 Advanced Placement courses. Since our first graduating class in 2014, students who have successfully completed the Academy Program have gone on to attend Yale, Princeton, Northwestern, Cooper Union, Johns Hopkins, Vassar, and many more of the world’s best universities.

Students, grades 9-12, not enrolled in the Academy Program do have the opportunity to enroll 14 Advanced Placement courses and many other Honors-level courses. All students, grades 7-12, benefit from 2 computer labs, a Media Center/STEM room, classrooms with interactive SmartBoards, and iPad or computer carts available on each floor. Our student-to-computer ratio is currently 2:1.

We feel our Middle Schoolers benefit from having access to the high school resources. In addition to Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts, students in grades 7 and 8 choose from Korean, Spanish, and Italian. They also take courses in the fields of Fine Arts, Music, Computers, Geography, Video Production, Robotics, Astronomy, and Civics. Exposing these students to a variety of courses during 7th and 8th grade serves them well as they begin to prepare for the rigors of high school.

In addition to the aforementioned academic programs, we offer a variety of afterschool clubs and athletics to ensure the complete student experience. At Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School we are committed to creating a strong foundation upon which our students can build a solid future.   

PPHS Purses With Purpose Collection Drive

The Palisades Park Girl's Volleyball team is beginning its annual charity drive, Purses with Purpose.  Two years ago we began this drive and each year it continues to grow. Please click the links below to read more about this great cause. 
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Purses with Purpose's goal is to collect as many new & lightly used purses, as well as various types of new toiletries, that the community can spare.  Donations will be accepted until November 17. At the end of the collection period, the girls get together and stuff the purses with the items, tie them with a red bow, and attach a small note.  The purses are then brought to Rochelle Park to the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter our Sisters).  From there they are dispersed to the women that have found refuge in their program.  These ladies have fled volatile home lives, sometimes with only the clothes on their backs, and the hope of this drive is to give the women something that they may not need, but rather may wish they had - especially during the holiday season.
 
Jaclyn Rovetto
Head Coach Palisades Park Volleyball

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Palisades Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017

The Palisades Park High School Hall of Fame Committee is proud to announce this year's inductees into the Palisades Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The following individuals remind us of our unique traditions and history while encouraging all to always wear our school colors with pride.

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Inductees for the Class of 2017

Nicole Brown

Rory Tennant

Mike Ryan

Donna Santos

Jim Nichols

Bobby Bell

John Biango

1995 - 1996 Boys Cross Country Teams

1976 Baseball Team

 

 

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