The Academy For Children

Tel: (973)263-1818
  • The Academy for Children is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-sectarian, educational organization and school which encourages the extraordinary and phenomenal potential of each child through programs for the development and education of children, parents and professionals.
The Academy for Children encourages the extraordinary and phenomenal potential in each child by encompassing each area of a child's development, within an enriched, positive, and exciting learning and play environment; providing education and expertise to parents empowering them in their life-long quest towards advocating for and facilitating the potential in their children; and encouraging, developing and mentoring professional excellence, empowering each child to achieve his/her potential.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Differentiated education
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 60 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Flexible schedule. Tuition is annual with 5 installments. Tuition based on number of half / full days selected
% on Financial Aid 10%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Barbara C. Frey and Marjorie McCabe-Peacock
Admissions Associate Marjorie Peacock

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Dance Caravan / Tuesdays and Action Adventure Program M-F Dance Caravan / Tuesdays and Action Adventure Program M-F,

School Notes:

    The Academy Builds Your Child's Foundation for a Lifetime of Excellence. Children Ages 2-6 are immersed in learning with trained teachers.
    • Academic Readiness: Building Cognitive & Verbal Skills: Offering-*Math & Reading for Me(c)--*Science and Geography-*MacComputer Lab-*Interactive French & Spanish
    • Social, Creative & Physical Development: Building Social & Motor Skills: Offering: *Kindness & Character Building Skills-*Creative Writing & Handwriting (c)- *What I See & Draw Art (c)-*All That Music & Movement (c)
    • Environment: Positive, Nuturing & Structured Setting: Offering: *Large Gymnasium-*Outdoor Play & Play Stations-*Bright & Sunny Classrooms-*Modular Daily Schedule-*Learning Centers-*Large Library-*Serving Mountain Lakes and Surrounding Communities
    • Faculty: Trained, Team Based: Offering: Over 130 Years Combined Experience-*Founding Directors on Site-*Full Time Faculty-NJ Certified N-6-*CPR-First Aid Certified-*Exceptionally Small Student-Teacher Ratio
    • Parent Education and Support: Ongoing, open door policy: Offering: Parenting Classes and Advice, Assessments twice a year Guiding child's Full Potential-*Early Drop Off & Late Pick Up Available-*Extra Days Available as needed

    Profile last updated: 02/05/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chancellor Academy (5.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Wilson School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Learning Tree Dc & Nurs School (3.7 miles away)
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