Program of Studies


Mountain Lakes High School offers a superior education that focuses on academic rigor, social/emotional growth and college and career readiness. An outstanding and dedicated staff, expansive course offerings, and vibrant co-curricular opportunities provide the framework for every student to thrive and to reach their potential. The development and maintenance of our instructional program drives our decision-making and fosters a highly academic environment that permeates our school. Our Program of Studies is designed to stimulate the intellectual growth and curiosity of our students while preparing our young learners for success in their post-high school endeavors.
While partnering with the Mountain Lakes Community, our continued mission is to develop in each student a love for lifelong learning, self-confidence, ethical values and the technological skills to adapt to the challenges in our ever-changing world. 
Together, we will continue to prepare our students to meet the needs of the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century. 

Go Lakers!!

High School Administration

Rick Mangili, Principal
Lisa Cortese, Assistant Principal

Department Administration
Paul Henry - English & Fine Arts
Trina Moschella - Mathematics, Business, & Computer Science
Lisa Cortese - Science, Family & Consumer Science
Darrell Fusco - Social Studies & World Language
Kerry DiGiacinto - Special Services

Department of School Counseling 
Raymond Searles, Jr., Director
Zorica Alcott, Administrative Assistant
Anne Gregory, College & Career Counselor
Maria Lindsay, Counselor
Lauren Macko, Counselor
Cara Pagan, Student Assistance Counselor
Cara Pelchat, Counselor
Betsy Sullivan, Counselor


It is the policy of the Mountain Lakes School District to guarantee equal education opportunity to each child in the public schools. Equal education opportunity refers to all activities and programs conducted or sponsored by the school day or after regular school hours.

The district guarantees to all persons equal access to all facilities and all categories of employment in the district regardless of race, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, age, national origin or social or economic status.

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