New School Of Monmouth County

301 Middle Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733-0773
     Tel: (732)787-7900
Grades: K - 8 | 52 students
At The New School of Monmouth County, memories are captured and shared for a lifetime.
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At The New School of Monmouth County, memories are captured and shared for a lifetime.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 52 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 100%
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline May. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,950

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Monmouth Christian Academy (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Goddard School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Ivy Hill Preschool (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • MiddletownThe Goddard School
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    209 Harmony Rd
    MiddletownNJ 07748
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1 mi | 50 students | Gr. K                      
  • KeansburgBaytul-Iman Academy
    311 Laurel Ave.
    KeansburgNJ 07734
    1.1 mi | 122 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • KeansburgSt. Ann School
      (Roman Catholic)
    285 Carr Avenue
    KeansburgNJ 07734
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.5 mi | 197 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • MiddletownCambridge Children's Academy
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    24 Cherry Tree Farm Rd
    MiddletownNJ 07748
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1.6 mi | 32 students | Gr. K                      
  • Port MonmouthIvy Hill Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    204 Wilson Avenue
    Port MonmouthNJ 07758
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1.6 mi | 30 students | Gr. NS-PK                      

School Reviews

4 months ago
The New School is incredible!! I could stop there but I want to take the time to try to explain why. I say try because it may take a visit to TNS to really understand what this amazing place is all about. TNS is far from new! Susan Chilvers founded it almost 46 years ago and is still the director of the school. She is unlike any school director you will ever meet always ready to share a story and always there to listen to yours! She is a hands on director walking into each and every class room being an integral part of their learning knowing each and every child and family personally. Her teachers have been with her for many many years. TNS is a welcoming family I am glad to call ours. The minute you walk in you will feel at home. If you happen to visit in February you may get lucky and visit on soup day! A delicious smell will come from the kitchen centered in this lovely house! This is one of the many traditions The New School has to offer. One of my favorites is Gingerbread Night in December and I am looking forward to our first Boat Day in the summer. TNS follows the traditional curriculum but in a non traditional way. There is no homework and there is no testing. At TNS Children learn because they love to learn not because they need to score high for a test. Children will have time to play and spend time with their friends and family instead of being worried about hours and hours of homework. At TNS there is time for outdoor play and an unhurried lunch with friends. There is time for the arts because it is an important part of learning. There is time for a talk at drop off and pick up because you and your child are important. There is room for parents to participate in their child?''s learning. At TNS children learn to LOVE learning and will do so at their own pace in a multi aged group. There are 3 classes: The little class (K-2nd grade ), the middle class (3rd ?? 5th grade) and the older class (6th ?? 8th grade). Each year a theme is chosen around which projects and learning evolve. This year?''s theme is community and culture. The children will work on projects within their own class but will also have a chance to connect with children from the other classes creating opportunities to learn from each other and to teach each other as well. Naturally while working with each other conflicts may arise. Conflict resolution is at the core of the school?''s believe system. Children will learn early on how to resolve conflict which will benefit them for the rest of their social and professional life. Even though our children have not been at the new school for that long, we can already see tremendous change. They are more confident and compassionate in the way they communicate with each other and with us as parents. They have become more independent, creative and passionate learners and thinkers. As a parent it makes me smile a big smile and I am thankful to have found TNS each and every day I drop the kids off. We are lucky to live close to TNS but I have seen people drive as far as an hour back and forth to have their children learn at TNS. I have seen people move for TNS. It is that amazing of a place.
- Posted by Parent
9 months ago
We love the New School. Our boys are growing into caring, intelligent, and thoughtful young men with the gentle guidance and atmosphere of curiosity here. We could not be more pleased that they are in such a safe and nurturing school environment.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Awesome, incredible, unusual curriculum where my children learned how to love learning, challenges and how to think for themselves, as well as how to take an active role in their learning process. Wish there were more "New Schools" around!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
The New School of Monmouth County is innovative in its hands-on, project-based and holistic approach to education, and allows children to explore learning far beyond the boundaries that traditional lesson plans dictate. Children are taught to learn with open minds and to care for those around them with open hearts. If you are looking for an educational utopia, this is a close as it gets. TNS fosters a life-long love of learning and allows children to follow their own path towards knowledge. Encouraged with enthusiasm, limited only by themselves, an ever-evolving and fluid curriculum allows children to continually and fully explore a wide variety of subjects. No arbitrary grading system, no tests to fret over, and no homework to impinge on family time or free play, the sky is the limit. Here at the The New School, children never cram to learn for the test, because life isn''t just about the test. Best of all, children truly love going here. The New School of Monmouth County teaches tomorrow''s leaders - today.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
The New School is a fabulous environment for kids to grow and learn. Its strength is it develops each child by emphasizing a love of learning (bootm up) instead of top down rote learning. As a result the children are incredibly well adjusted, very strong communicators, taught how to handle conflict resolution and allowed to become real people who are never affraid to engage adults directly and look to understand why and how. the instructors are excellent, the facilities are limited but this also adds to the group feeling from the students of "it''s our school." We''re thrilled and see this as a springboard for bigger and better things in our children''s lives.
- Posted by Parent

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