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  • Allendale Receives $348,597 in SDA Grants

    Allendale was one of the first Districts in the State of New Jersey to receive New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) Grants in the current cycle. CEO, Charles McKenna, and New Jersey Department of Education Officials visited the Allendale School District on April 15th to announce the start of execution of grants. Grant execution signifies completion of the application process and the start of funding being issued to school districts through the SDA's Regular Operating District (ROD) Grant Program. Please click the title for more information.

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  • School Calendar Update

    REMINDER: SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN ON FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014. Click the title above to read further and access our updated calendar.

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  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    Every day, the millions of Americans living with autism and their families face unique and daunting challenges that many of us will never fully appreciate. During National Autism Awareness Month, we renew our commitment to better understand autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and improve the lives of individuals living with it.

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  • Curriculum Presentation

    The April 7th Board of Education Meeting included a Curriculum Presentation by Brad Siegel, QUAD Director of Instruction and Curriculum, and Amy D'Ambola, QUAD Professional Development Coordinator. Please click the title above to view the Presentation.

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  • Harlem Wizards Come to Allendale

    AFEE is proud to present a night of family entertainment with the world famous Harlem Wizards, Friday, May 30, 2014. For 50 years, the Wizards have entertained families with their blend of dazzling basketball skills and laugh out loud humor. Families are encouraged to attend and participate in a night of trick-hoops and alley-oops. Please click title for more information.

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  • Language Arts/Technology Presentation

    At Monday night's Board of Education meeting, Language Arts teachers and the District’s Technology and Literacy Coaches presented examples of Language Arts and Technology integration. The 21st century writer must connect, create, and communicate in today’s digital world. Please click the title to view the presentation.

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  • Modified Full Day Kindergarten Approved!

    Great news for the Hillside School community! The Allendale Board of Education approved a modified full day proposal for 2014-15. Review the kindergarten proposal by clicking the title above.

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  • Applications are being accepted for the AFEE Spring 2014 Grant Cycle

    AFEE is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Grant Cycle. Applications are due to the building principals no later than April 30, 2014. Click on the headline title to access the grant application and budget worksheet.

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  • New School Performance Reports Released

    The New Jersey Department of Education has recently released the annual performance accountability reports for schools across the state. The New Jersey School Performance Reports (SPR), reflect achievement on standardized tests administered in the spring of 2013. Please click for more information.

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  • New Jersey Garden of the Year

    Hillside School Named 2013 Best Nutrition Award - We are very excited to announce that Hillside's school garden has been recognized by the New Jersey Farm to School Network and New Jersey Edible Magazine with the 2013 New Jersey Garden of the Year Best Nutrition Education Award. Congratulations to Mrs. Heitman and the Hillside Garden Club for their great efforts and hard work in sustaining their garden! Click the articles title for more information.

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  • SWIFTREACH K12 Emergency Notification Sign-Up

    Please follow the instructions that were sent home via the mail. If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Fisher at 201-327-2020, ext. 1309. To sign in, please click the Swiftreach Title.

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Mission Statement

The Allendale K-8 School District seeks to promote an environment where all students can learn and achieve in schools that focus on high standards for academics, talents and behavior.
The Borough of Allendale is a Community of approximately 6,700 residents. Hillside Elementary School (Pre-K to Grade 3) and Brookside Middle School (Grades 4-8) provide exciting learning opportunities for discovery and academic challenges for our nearly 1,000 students. The District is proud of our talented students, history and tradition, supportive Board of Education, highly qualified administration and staff, wonderful facilities and helpful parents.
We have a well-earned reputation for excellence and we are proud of our staff members, all of whom provide lifelong learning for our students. Well-known for our spirit of collaboration, both schools enjoy the tireless support of our PTO, the Allendale Foundation for Educational Excellence (AFEE) and the Brookside/Hillside Music and Arts Association (BHMAA).

An ancient proverb once stated “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”  In Allendale, we focus on a lifetime of success for our students.


I am proud of our students and staff for their accomplishments and invite you to learn more about our district on our website.
Michael J. Barcadepone, Ed. D.