Dear Fellow Woodcliff Lake Parents:

Welcome to both new and returning families! Your children will have the opportunity to grow and learn at one of the best school districts in New Jersey.   One of the many ways Woodcliff Lake schools continue to be premier educational institutions is through the support of the Woodcliff Lake Educational Foundation, known as WCLEF.

What sets us apart from most local public school districts?

  • Imagination Lab at Dorchester
  • STEM Lab at the Middle School
  • 5th Grade Math Lab
  • Television Studio at the Middle School

These are just some of the recent grants provided to the Woodcliff Lake schools from WCLEF. 

WCLEF is a not-for-profit foundation and its mission is to promote academic excellence in the Woodcliff Lake schools by providing funding for innovative and creative educational programs that fall outside of the traditional school budget.  We believe that the people who know what our schools need most are our teachers and school administrators so we provide funds through a grant process which is open to all faculty and for all grade levels, pre-K through 8th grade.  WCLEF provides “over and above” resources to enable our educators to dream dreams about how to build an excellent school district and then, with WCLEF’s financial assistance, to follow that dream. 

In recent years, WCLEF has raised over $1.5 Million for the Woodcliff Lake public schools.  WCLEF raises money through a few big events each year, including the Charity Golf Classic (October 4), Family Bingo Night (January 25) and the Run for Education (June 9). 

We meet once a month at 7:30 p.m. and our meetings are open to all parents.  We welcome new members and have many opportunities for everyone to be involved from event chairs, committee members to volunteers who provide a few hours of their time.  WCLEF also provides ways for families and local businesses to share resources with the schools to enhance our children’s learning experience. 

Please join us at our first meeting of the school year on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. to learn more about what we do.  In the meantime, if you want to learn more about WCLEF, please check out our website at or send us an e-mail with any questions at info@wclef.comm.  We look forward to meeting you!


Annie Cohen
President, Woodcliff Lake Educational Foundation