Ms. Donna Cardiello

Phone: 973-835-8200


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Ms. Donna Cardiello

Welcome to the Wanaque Public School District website.   If this is your first exposure to our school district, we hope that you find the information on our website useful in providing you with an overview of the Wanaque Public Schools.

Our website is also intended to offer you, the parents of our students, pertinent information that will serve as an effective resource to your child's education. Our website includes information about educational programming and identifies key personnel who will be able to assist you with any questions.

This website is just one tool in our district’s effort to fulfill our commitment to work collaboratively with our community stakeholders. We welcome your input on how we can further enhance the information placed on the website.

Wanaque is a student-centered pre-kindergarten through grade eight school district. Our district serves approximately 856 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.

Creating and maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning is a priority of our school district. Therefore, safety and security of the students coupled with a nurturing environment are stressed in the district’s two schools. Our effort to improve the quality of education is never ending and constantly evolving to ensure that we are always moving forward.  

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

As technology becomes increasingly important in our world, it continues to be a priority in the Wanaque Public Schools. The use of chrome books, laptops, iPads, and SMART Boards are traditionally incorporated into classroom lessons to enhance instruction. Our programs are developed to reflect current research and best practices.  As we move into the new school year, we will continue to actively engage all of our students in cognitively complex tasks designed to best prepare them for 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.   

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