The mission of the Clifton Public Schools is to provide all students with a quality education to develop the 21st Century skills necessary to become literate, life-long learners, who are responsible and productive citizens contributing to a democratic society in an ever-changing world. In a partnership with parents, community, students and staff, we offer a comprehensive NJSLS based, STEAM enriched curriculum allowing each of our students to progress along the path of becoming college and career ready.
As the 16th largest district, of over 11,000 students across 17 schools, Clifton is a diverse community with 66 languages spoken at home. Clifton's diversity is a strength that fosters tolerance and an understanding of the global community in which we all live.
Clifton is a vibrant learning community providing high-quality instruction differentiated to meet individual student needs, using many approaches, programs, and modalities.
From Preschool and Elementary programs through diverse High School offerings including award-winning Fine and Performing Arts, varied hands-on Science, and Engineering offerings to Criminal Justice and Robotics, students are immersed in 21st Century ready programs of study.
Balanced Literacy, research-based Reading interventions, literacy skill-building across all curricular subjects, constructivist Math, hands-on Science and Arts integration across the curriculum provide a rich academic foundation. Technology is infused throughout the school district through Google classroom, Moodle, Smart Boards, Chrome Books and a menu of state of the art applications that facilitate learning and seamless integration of technology in instruction. Each of these initiatives teaches critical thinking for all students and encourages active student engagement throughout the school day rounded out with robust extracurricular and varied sports offerings to address the whole child. We provide our students with an excellent education to prepare for success in a complex global economy.