Briarcliff Middle School


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Mountain Lakes School District  Accepting Tuition Students 
for 2019-2020 School Year

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In-coming 6th graders and new students, order your physical education uniform online. Click here.

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Briarcliff Middle School is a sixth through eighth grade school serving the children of Mountain Lakes, as well as the deaf and hard of hearing students in the Lake Drive School program. Our school and the community form a unique partnership with the common goal of providing for the changing needs of young adolescents in today's society. Parental involvement is key to the success of our students during this time of transition. 

The heterogeneous middle school's instructional program creates an academic atmosphere which enables all students to realize the joy of learning and, therefore, become life-long learners. This academic program includes English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language. Physical Education, Health, Music, Art and Graphic Arts, Self-Science, Computer Technology, Research-Based Learning, Communications, Reading, and Sign Language are also offered. The music program includes Chorus, Band, Jazz Band, and String Ensemble. 

In addition to the academic program, Briarcliff students are given the opportunity to choose individual activities through the Personal Enrichment Program (P.E.P.). This program encourages them to investigate, predict, invent, imagine, and compare. It also nurtures personal growth and development in making choices and teaches self-motivation and acceptance of others and their ideas.

Briarcliff Middle School

Briarcliff Middle School
2017 National Blue Ribbon School


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"Impact of Stress on Our Students & the Importance of Overall Wellness"
presented by Kaitlyn Mulcahy
Montclair State University Associate Director of
The Center for Autism & Early Childhood Mental Health 
Briarcliff Middle School
March 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. 
GOT STRESS-GET CALM with Kaitlin Mulcahy031419.pdf


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We are excited to introduce our New Teacher Spotlight!  Here is where you can get to know more about our new teachers, their teaching responsibilities and interests.  In the short time these teachers have been in session, they have already had a wonderful impact on our students.  We are so proud of all of our new faculty!

Click here to view the new teachers in our Spotlight!

NJ Parent Link is the State of New Jersey's web-based Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center and is a recognized best practice model for innovative IT/digital communication between government and citizens (National Association of State Chief Information Officers, 2011) Click on the following link for more information:

Transcripts, Recommendations, & School Records:

The procedure for requesting transcripts, counselor/teacher recommendations, and school records for applications to camps/programs and private schools is outlined below - 

  • All requests and paper work (including signed release) should be submitted to Mrs. Eileen Ludwig, School Counselor, a minimum of two weeks before the due date.
  • Mrs. Ludwig will distribute and collect all forms & recommendations from the teachers.
  • All materials will be mailed to the school, camp, program directly.
  • Please provide stamps for postage.


It's time to turn in the Box Tops for Education that your family has been clipping to earn hundreds of dollars for our school.  Please deposit them in the Yellow Box Tops Collection Pencil outside the main office. Put them in the slot for your grade to help your grade collect the most and earn a prize!


 No Idling At BC


Anti-Bullying Policy, Coordinator Contacts & Grade Report

Briarcliff HIB Score: 69/78

Briarcliff HIB Specialists:

Mr. Erik Carlson, 973-334-0342

Eileen Ludwig, 973-334-8716

District HIB Coordinator: 

Cara Pagan


Please click for further information

Upcoming Events

Recent News

RFP for Construction Management Company
RFP for Construction Management Company
Posted on 06/28/2018
The Mountain Lakes Board of Education, a district of approximately 1,700 students and an annual budget of approximately $38,000,000., is seeking propo ...
Referendum Update
Referendum Update: Wildwood and Briarcliff Phase 1 Bids Rejected
Posted on 06/05/2018
On May 8, we received bids for Wildwood and Briarcliff Phase 1. The lowest responsible bid for the combined projects, including the Wildwood restroom ...
Completed Water Test Results
Completed Water Test Results
Posted on 05/01/2018
Please be advised the water testing program for the presence of lead in drinking water has been completed in all four of our school buildings. The wat ...
Nominating Petition for Mountain Lakes School Board Candidates
Nominating Petition for Mountain Lakes School Board Candidates
Posted on 04/10/2018
The Mountain Lakes Board of Education will have four vacancies; (3) three year terms, and (1) one year unexpired term for school board candidates in t ...

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