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Meet The Principal

Welcome to Mount Arlington Public Schools.  We are a collaborative, friendly, warm, caring, and inviting school community. Our students enjoy coming to school as a result of the love of learning that we demonstrate and instill. Staff members demonstrate concern for all students and share responsibility for all students’ social and academic progress. We strive for excellence and challenge our staff to continuously look for ways to improve instruction and better their educational practices.  

As your principal, my main goal is to ensure a positive school climate that fosters the educational development of each student. I remain passionate about the art of teaching and believe there is no nobler profession. When visiting classrooms, I seek high levels of student engagement, creativity, meaningful assessment, and differentiated remediation and enrichment. Academic performance and achievement are met with hard work and dedication.

 Parents and community members are welcomed and participate in programs and classroom activities whenever possible. Your input will always be meaningful and valuable to me. Quality education is a key factor in providing all children with opportunity for their future. Learning does not stop once the school day ends. It must be followed with at-home support. I cannot stress enough the importance of the home-school connection.  Working together in unison will translate to student success.  

I always like to end my morning announcements by saying have a great day at MAPS.


Make Good Choices

Act Responsibly

Promote Kindness

Strive for Success.


So with that, I wish you much success on another school year. 




Jeff Grillo