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Our School

Mountain Lakes High School is a traditional high school thirty miles west of New York City in the residential suburb of Morris County, NJ. Mountain Lakes High School is accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education and is recognized locally and nationally as a premier educational institution. Mountain Lakes has consistently ranked as a top school district in New Jersey Monthly and U.S. News and World Report. The success of Laker students not only lies in their academic accomplishments, but over 90% of the student body participates in extracurricular activities and community service. Individual involvement and success includes athletics, the visual arts, drama, music, school government, and community service programs. Lakers are exceptional leaders and innovators in their school and community.

Enrollment and Faculty
  • Approximately 565 students; 157 seniors
  • 72 full-time faculty members; over 75% have earned advanced degrees

For more information please see the School Profile.

School Profile

Mission Statement

Building on a foundation of honesty, excellence, and strong community
involvement, Mountain Lakes High School promotes a supportive learning environment
where every student is challenged, inspired, and empowered to cultivate the intellectual
curiosity, skills, and knowledge needed to contribute as a responsible and productive
citizen of the global community.


At Mountain Lakes High School, we believe that every individual. . .

  • possesses inherent worth.
  • is entitled to a physically safe and emotionally supportive environment.
  • deserves an individually appropriate, comprehensive, and challenging education.
  • strives to think critically and creatively, as well as communicate effectively.
  • recognizes that forward thinking requires the motivation to take risks and accept
  • error as an integral and vital part of the learning process.
  • assumes responsibility for oneself and for the welfare of others within the school
  • community.
  • appreciates the unique level of personal freedom afforded to all at MLHS.
  • has opportunities for growth through a wide array of activities that complement and
  • extend the curriculum.
  • understands that self-esteem and personal achievement are interdependent.
  • plays an important role in developing a compassionate, inquisitive, and challenging
  • school environment.
  • values, respects, and celebrates diversity.
  • contributes to an environment of mutual respect.
  • understands the importance of academic and personal integrity.
  • helps to create a better community through volunteerism and service.