The Montessori Childrens Academy

200 Hartshorn Dr
Short Hills, NJ 07078-0973
Tel: (973)258-1400
Grades: K | 14 students
The Montessori Children¡¯s Academy is committed to inspiring and motivating young children to learn by providing the finest montessori educational experience.
Using traditional montessori methods, we provide a developmentally challenging, yet appropriate learning environment that engages children¡¯s natural curiosity and helps them to develop a lifelong love of learning.
We respect, nurture and expand the academic, social and emotional gifts of each student while preserving the true spirit and purpose of childhood.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 14 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 50%
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kent Place School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Pingry School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Far Brook School (0.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Short Hills
    Grades: KG-5 | 256 students
    0.5 miles
    50 Country Day Dr
    Short Hills, NJ 07078
    (973)379-4550
    0.5KG-5
    256
  • Short Hills
    The Winston School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-8 | 47 students
    0.6 miles
    30 East Ln
    Short Hills, NJ 07078
    (973)379-4114
    0.63-8
    47
  • Short Hills
    Grades: PK-8 | 227 students
    0.8 miles
    52 Great Hills Road
    Short Hills, NJ 07078
    (973)379-3442
    0.8PK-8
    227
  • Livingston
    Grades: PK-KG | 43 students
    1.3 miles
    650 S Orange Ave
    Livingston, NJ 07039
    (973)758-1070
    1.3PK-KG
    43
  • Short Hills
    Grades: PK-KG | 323 students
    1.4 miles
    1025 S Orange Ave
    Short Hills, NJ 07078
    (973)379-3177
    1.4PK-KG
    323

School Reviews

This school is much larger than this web site suggest. It actually goes up to 6th grade and montessori education my children are receiving there is truly priceless. The teachers are genuine and provide as much feedback as a parent could ever as for. The classrooms are large, well maintained, with real montessori manipulatives. There is lots of parking, morning and afternoon care, 2 awesome playgrounds, a gym and they have summer programs.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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