Fort Lee

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Fort Lee Schools

Fort Lee public schools serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools include four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

• School 1

• School 2
• School 3
• School 4
• Fort Lee Middle School
• Fort Lee High School

Private and religious schools in Fort Lee and nearby communities like Englewood also serve students in preschool through twelfth grade.

• First Step Day Care Center (Pre-K)

• Fort Lee Education Center (7-12)
• Fort Lee Montessori Pre-School
• Fort Lee Youth Center Playgroup (Pre-K)
• Futures Best Nursery Academy
• Green House Preschool and Kindergarten (Pre-K and K)
• Happy Kids Pre-School
• Hooks Lane School (Pre-K)
• Les Enfants Day Care Center (Pre-K)
• Palisades Pre-School (Pre-K)
• Rainbow School DC (Pre-K)
• Small World Montessori School (Pre-K)
• Dwight-Englewood School (Pre-K-12)
• Elisabeth Morrow School (Pre-K-8)
• Moriah School of Englewood (Jewish day school serving pre-K - 8)
• St. Cecilia Interparochial School (Catholic school serving grades pre-K – 8)
• Yeshiva Ohr Simcha (9-12, postgraduate yeshiva program)
• Academies at Englewood (9-12)

The Academies at Englewood is a magnet public high school established in 2002 that offers five academies for students of exceptional merit. The five focuses are Law and Public Safety, Information Systems, Pre-Engineering Design, Finance and Biomedicine.

Fort Lee high school students also may apply on a competitive basis to attend the public Bergen County Technical High Schools in Teterboro and Paramus and Bergen County Academies in Hackensack. The latter includes seven magnet high school programs, each featuring a different career focus. Businessweek magazine has rated Bergen County Academies as the best high school in New Jersey.

Fort Lee Transportation and Commute

Fort Lee is conveniently served by the Palisades Interstate Parkway, New Jersey Route 4, New Jersey Route 5, New Jersey Route 67, Interstate 95/New Jersey Turnpike, U.S. Route 9W, U.S. Route 1-9, U.S. Route 46, and County Route 505. Many of these arteries meet at GWB Plaza, a crossroads at the northern end of Fort Lee. The George Washington Bridge crosses the Hudson River from Fort Lee to Manhattan.

New Jersey Transit and private buses run across the George Washington Bridge to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, averaging about 35 minutes.

The region’s three major airports - Newark Liberty International, JFK International, and La Guardia Airport – are within 45 minutes driving distance from Fort Lee. Also, China Airlines provides private bus service to JFK International Airport from for its flights to Taipei, Taiwan.

About Fort Lee 

The Fort Lee Recreation Department offers a variety of services and activities to improve the leisure time of residents of all ages. A wide variety of sports teams include soccer and football leagues.

The Fort Lee Public Library, part of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, allows town residents to access lifelong learning through books, cultural resources and other enriching information.

Fort Lee is home to at least 10 beautiful parks in which to enjoy recreational activities and natural scenery. The Palisade Interstate Park offers many hiking trails and stunning views of the Hudson River and New York City.

The Fort Lee Museum is located in the Judge Moore House, a renovated 20th century stone property reopened in April 1999. The building is occupied by the Fort Lee Historical Society, which displays valuable artifacts and documents.

The Fort Lee Film Commission preserves films made in Fort Lee and celebrates the borough’s role as the birthplace of the American film industry. The annual Cliffhanger Film Festivals in spring and fall recognize the contributions of the borough to motion pictures.

Fort Lee Entertainment:

The vibrant and dynamic downtown Fort Lee offers shopping from everyday needs to unique finds and diverse tastes of Asia. The area attracts shoppers with its small town charm and big city possibilities.

In nearby Englewood, the Downtown shopping and entertainment area includes more than 360 retail stores and delicious restaurants, all of which draw upon the diversity of Englewood.

New Jersey’s largest shopping mall, the Westfield Garden State Plaza, provides an upscale shopping experience in nearby Paramus.

Restaurant offerings in Fort Lee are plentiful, delicious and infused with a heavy focus on Asian cultures such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

The latest Hollywood blockbusters and thoughtful films play at the AMC Loews Ridgefield Park 12, and of course, the vast cultural and entertainment offers of New York City are just a short bus or car ride across the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee.

General Information

Town Name: Fort Lee
City Hall: Fort Lee Borough Hall
Address: 309 Main Street, Fort Lee NJ 07024
Phone Number: 201-592-3570
Land Area: 2.5 square miles
Distance to NYC: 1 miles
Town Website:
Library Website:
Water Service: United Water
Gas & Electric: P.S.E. & G.