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.   

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.

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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ESL visits American Museum of Natural History

On Thursday, January 12, the ESL department had the pleasure of visiting the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Eighty-three students attended this trip. For some students, it was their first trip into New York City. The first thing we did was watch Wonders of the Artic, a 3-D movie, which was also a new and exciting experience for many. Then the students began to explore the museum in amazement. They were intrigued by the exhibits found in the Night at the Museum film, as well as dinosaurs, African mammals, and various cultural exhibits. It was an unforgettable experience for all who attended.

Thanks to Neighbor Plus for their most generous gift to offset the cost of the field trip. A special thanks to Mrs. Munn and the teachers who chaperoned our trip.

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2016 - 2017 Palisades Park High School Math & Science Academy

Now in its 7th year, the PPHS Math Science Academy has proven that the students of Palisades Park can and will achieve greatness if presented with a challenge. We have watched as our Academy students thrive in biotech and medical internships and gain entrance to some of the most prestigious universities in the world.  

Interested 8th Grade students please log into your Google Apps account FIRST and then click the link below to begin the application process.  The link will take you to a Google Form that requires permission from your Google Account. Please fill out all sections of the form. 

Math & Science Academy Application 

Parents please click the attached form below to print and fill out the Parent Consent Form. Please have your child return the parent consent form to the Guidance Department or Main Office.  

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