Wanaque School District

Shaping the Future...One Student at a Time

Ms. Donna Cardiello
Welcome to the Wanaque School District!

Wanaque is a student-centered pre-kindergarten through grade eight school district. Our district serves approximately 960 students in both the Haskell and Wanaque Schools. We are extremely fortunate to have a Board of Education that is committed to providing the highest quality education while being mindful of the economic needs and concerns of the community.

Our school district features an integrated pre-school program, a full day kindergarten program, state of the art technology, high academic standards, and a strong support staff.  Upon graduation from the 8th grade, students attend Lakeland Regional High School, also located in Wanaque.

Integrating technology into the classroom is a key component of learning. The use of chrome books, laptops, iPads, and SMART Boards support student engagement, collaborative work, and connections to real-world experiences. Students continue to be involved with cognitively complex tasks designed to best prepare them for the PARCC assessment as well as careers in the twenty-first century.

Central to the district’s success is the active involvement of the many volunteers who contribute their time to our schools. Through organizations such as the Haskell and Wanaque Parent Teachers Association and the Wanaque Haskell Education Foundation, which support and enhance the educational opportunities afforded to the students enrolled in our school district, students receive a variety of unique programs and activities invaluable to their cultural experiences.  

Keeping parents and other stakeholders informed is another essential element in maintaining support for our schools. We hope our new website will assist in this effort to communicate with our parents and the Wanaque community. As we strive to provide easily accessible and up-to-date information, please feel free to contact us about how we can improve our website to better serve your needs.

We have much to be proud of here in Wanaque. However, it is crucial that we continue to work with an eye toward our future. With the continued support of our parents, teachers, and community, I believe the best is yet to come. Thank you for allowing us to serve your family and children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 973-835-8200, ext. 1537 or by email.

Donna L. Cardiello
Superintendent of Schools