• Principal's Message

    To bridge the gap between elementary and high school, it is the mission of Roy W. Brown Middle School, together with the community, to develop self-directed, lifelong learners who display citizenship and leadership in a safe and nurturing environment.

    I am honored and privileged to serve to the Roy W. Brown learning community as Principal. As a former student, teacher and assistant principal at RWB, I have been blessed with the opportunity to meet and partner with so many wonderful families while educating the students of Bergenfield. I look forward to continuing our growth and development throughout this upcoming school year.

    RWB provides a safe, comprehensive learning environment to meet the needs of every student while preparing him/her for success at the high school level. Attaining high academic achievement, promoting positive social growth and celebrating our diversity is at the forefront of our daily mission. Our dedicated, talented faculty is committed to designing learning opportunities that develop the whole child, through interdisciplinary approaches that address the NJ State Learning Standards.

    Student learning is evaluated regularly through classroom discussion, written assignments, creative projects, focused examinations, as well as district and state standardized assessments. I encourage our parents/guardians to be active partners in the educational process, by monitoring the continuous updates in our Infinite Campus parent portal, homeworknow.com alerts, quarterly progress reports, report cards and parent/teacher conferences. Members of our teaching staff, Guidance Department and Child Study Team are always available to assist in making decisions or providing information about programs and services available. Additionally, all parents/guardians are invited to join our Parents’ Association, which meets the first Wednesday evening of each month.

    Our traditional academic offerings are complimented by a wide array of extra-curricular learning activities. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the community service and school leadership opportunities available through our Bears Club and League of Representatives. Our Interscholastic Sports Program, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track and softball, allows for team competition between RWB students and those in surrounding towns. Students may also contribute to our school newspaper or join one of our various other clubs to supplement the educational experience at RWB.

    Please feel free to contact our staff and administration with any questions or concerns that you may have. Together, we can guide our young learners in making healthy choices while supporting them in achieving their dreams.

    Shane Biggins