The Children's Institute

Tel: (973)509-3050
Grades: PK-12 | 286 students
The Children's Institute's mission is to provide the highest quality educational and therapeutic program for children facing learning, language and social/emotional challenges to achieve their maximum potential as responsible adults in society; to recognize and value students' unique abilities, learning styles and differences; and to serve as a leader in promoting innovative educational programs.
To accomplish our mission, TCI places a high value on excellence, communication, empowerment, personal growth/development, mutual respect and trust.
TCI offers students a model alternative program for children that nurtures their self-esteem and ability to resolve problems and express their feelings in positive ways.
Our program enables children to maximize their learning potential and social-emotional development.
TCI is committed to facilitating the successful return of our children, based on their potential, to their local school districts through programs of specialized education, care and counseling in a supportive environment.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students 286 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Children's Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Montclair Kimberley Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Montclair Kimberley Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Montclair Kimberley Academy (0.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Montclair
    Grades: PK-12 | 1037 students
    0.7 miles
    201 Valley Road
    Montclair, NJ 07042
  • Montclair
    Trinity Academy
    Grades: PK-1 | 31 students
    0.8 miles
    68 Church Street
    Montclair, NJ 07042
  • Montclair
    Grades: 9-12 | 173 students
    0.9 miles
    33 Cottage Place
    Montclair, NJ 07042
  • Verona
    Grades: PK-8 | 250 students
    0.9 miles
    22 Lakeside Avenue
    Verona, NJ 07044
  • Montclair
    Grades: NS-8 | 181 students
    1 miles
    65 Chestnut Street
    Montclair, NJ 07042

School Reviews

Our son who is 17 has been a student at TCI since he was 5 years old. We feel extremely fortunate that he has been a part of the TCI program throughout his school years. TCI has worked with us and our son to overcome his challenges and they work with him to reach his highest potential. Although there have been a couple of teachers who we weren''t thrilled with (over the 12 years he’s been at TCI), the vast majority of TCI’s staff are absolutely incredible. TCI does a great job of teaching each student based on their individual needs and potential. We are excited about their adult program, The Center for Independence, and the possibility of our son continuing to grow with TCI''s programs.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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