Montclair Cooperative School

65 Chestnut Street,
Montclair, NJ, 07042-0704
Tel: (973)783-4955
Grades: NS - 8 | 167 students
We are an independent, non-profit, co-educational school committed to experiential learning located in Montclair, New Jersey.
The school enrolls approximately 175 children from nursery through eighth grade.
Founded in 1963, it is one of a handful of cooperative schools nationwide.
Each year we graduate poised, articulate, empathetic, creative, and intellectually flexible young adults who enter the finest private and public secondary schools in the area, the strongest evidence for the positive impact of our program.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 167 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Montclair Cooperative School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 14 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,000
Tuition Notes Tuition is charged according to grade level.
% on Financial Aid 10%
Admissions Director Catherine W. Sweeney

School Notes:

  • The Montclair Cooperative School is a community of learners (Nursery through 8th Grade) in which children are invited to take risks, question, explore, discuss, interpret, and create. They discover ways to apply learning effectively in solving problems and constructing new knowledge. We value diversity and understand that the world is composed of different people, cultures, and ideas. We arecooperative in that everyone - teachers, students, and parents - participates in the educational process. We are progressive in that children learn by building on multi-disciplinary themes and experiences.  The Montclair Cooperative School is a community of students, teachers, and parents who are dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and where they develop exceptional social skills along with a deep sense of community responsibility.

  • Profile last updated: 08/31/2012

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Deron School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Deron School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Montclair Kimberley Academy (0.5 miles away)
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