The Montessori Children's Academy

200 Hartshorn Dr
Short Hills, NJ 07078-0973
Tel: (973)258-1400
Grades: PK-8
The Montessori Children's Academy (MCA) provides meaningful, challenging learning experiences to children ages 2 through upper elementary grades in a traditional Montessori environment.
With campuses in Morristown, Chatham, and Short Hills, we are educating today's children for tomorrow's world.
For more information or to take a tour of our schools, please call (973) 410-9669 or email

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes

The goal of the Montessori method is to give students the skills, motivation, and direction to become independent, secure, andresponsible individuals who remain lifelong learners and caring, contributing members of society.

Teachers at The Montessori Children's Academy help to cultivate independent-thinking students. Using their acquired skills, they learn to navigate through our academic and enhanced curricular areas, and become able to transfer classroom learning to real world experiences.

Early education offerings:
  • Full-day and half-day programs
  • Full-day Kindergarten
  • Extended day care
Elementary education offerings:In addition to our early education programs, our Short Hills campus is also home to MCA's Elementary Program for students in grades 1-6. MCA's Elementary Programprovides traditional Montessori offerings in addition to the use ofour on-site outdoor classroom, cutting edge technology, and many opportunities for cultivating an appreciation for the arts andserving the community through charity projects throughout the school year.

Extracurricular and other offerings:
  • After school enrichment classes through LEAF Approach to Enrichment
  • Summer camp
  • Parent education workshops and a community speaker series
  • Speech and OT services through MCA for Creative Learning
The Montessori Children's Academy is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and is a member of the New Jersey Montessori Administrators Council (NJMAC).

Profile last updated: 04/07/2016

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5.0 Stars   07/24/15
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.
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