Welcome to Garfield Middle School

Hello, this is Garfield Principal Richard Rigoglioso. Just a reminder for upcoming events with you:

Tomorrow on Saturday, December 9th, from 8:30 to 11 am …Garfield Middle School will be hosting breakfast with Santa. It's $10 for an all-you-can-eat feast, including eggs, pancakes, home fries, bacon, sausage, juice coffee and more. Kids under 5 eat free. Holiday carolers, and holiday workshop for kids as well as Santa will be here for holiday pictures, so bring the whole family for this fun and festive morning.


Another important announcement regarding a wonderful initiative: the Garfield Middle School Strangers Helping Strangers club. Our  GMS students will be collecting sensory toys this Saturday from 1 to 3 pm in front of the middle school.

Please consider contributing to make this initiative a success and bring joy to students in our community.

Finally, don't miss our annual winter concert on December 13th, featuring the world-renowned Garden State Ballet's company performing "The Nutcracker." Following that, our talented students will showcase holiday dances, songs, and music. This incredible event is free for all.

We look forward to seeing you at these festive gatherings. Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday season.

Thank you to all who donated food for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! With these donations, many families were able to have a great Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones. Congratulations to following homerooms for bringing in the most donations:
6th grade - Ms. Espinosa (117)
7th grade - Ms. Notar (204)
8th grade - Mrs. Dunker (312)
Students from these homerooms earned a free dress down day for Monday, December 11th. 

Winter Events


Lunch Application for the 2023-2024 School Year

gms uniform guide 2023-24

Garfield Middle School Uniform Update 2023-2024

Attention, Garfield Middle School families! The vibrant colors for our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders this year are here. Our budding 6th graders will don green, our diligent 7th graders a classic gray, and our soon-to-graduate 8th graders a bold blue. Ensure your child is ready for the new academic year by purchasing the school shirts from YNK Uniform Store. Visit in-person at 125 Getty Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011 or conveniently shop online at YNK Uniform Store. Let’s start the school year in style!

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Recent News & Upcoming Events


Rich Rigoglioso- Principal
Amy Sabani- Vice Principal
David Gray- Vice Principal
Anna D'Agostino- Language Arts Curriculum Supervisor 
Liz Mierzewjewski- Math Curriculum Supervisor 
Lisa Porco- Guidance 
Jessica Piskuloski- Chair
Christian Cipollone- Co-Chair 
Frannie Schoch- Language Arts
Kelly Notar- Language Arts
Jon Piela- Math Teacher
Mark Pieklo- Math Teacher

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Dean of Students

Christopher Caiazzo
[email protected]
973.272.7020 ext. 3284

GMS Anti-Bullying Specialists

Nadia Kotsev
[email protected]

David Gray
GMS Vice Principal
[email protected]

District Anti-bullying Coordinator

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Jessica Ribaudo-Piskuloski
500 Palisade Ave
Garfield, NJ 07026
973.340.5000 ext. 2150

State School Safety Coordinator

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