Creative Learning Center

Creative Learning Center is a unique progressive preschool, Kindergarten and first grade program emphasizing integrated learning experiences through creative hands-on activities.
Our philosophy is based on the teachings of Dewey, Piaget and Vygotsky as well as the most current brain-based research.
We educate the whole child by providing a loving and nurturing environment. Our learning activities are both engaging and challenging to stimulate all areas of cognitive development.
Our certified teachers are passionate about early childhood education and continually further their own education.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-1
  • Students: 101 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 1

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-1
Year Founded
1982

Student Body

Total Students
101 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Creative Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
May. 1
Tuition Notes
Tuition is based on the number of sessions and offerings selected.
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Bonnie Brief Pauska
Admissions Associate
Danielle Pauska Brenner

School Notes

  • Progressive early childhood curriculum based on Bank Street College of Education; Primary Learning K/1 program for advanced learners; creative arts and music curriculum with art specialist; science, cooking, field trips, and computers in each classroom; exciting afternoon enrichment programs and exciting clubs; certified, highly educated teachers; aesthetically pleasing classrooms; outstanding playground facilities.

School Reviews

5  
Our children have thrived at Creative Learning Center in every possible aspect. This school has provided such an incredible foundation for our children from its unique curriculum, philosophy, environment and methods of teaching children. Whether the subject be reading, math skills, foreign languages, sciences, cooking, computers, musical instruments, creative play, geography, the teachers of Creative Learning Center touch upon all aspects with an approach that young children soak up and understand. In our opinion, Creative Learning Center is a unique blend of traditional nursery school, montessori style nursery school and whatever is happening now in preschool education. The Director is constantly educating herself on the newest and perhaps best methods of educating young children. She is the most passionate person we know when it comes to educating children and her job! This is clearly evident in how the staff teach and the energy in the school. Creative Learning also fosters independence, respect towards others, taking responsibility for one's own actions and kindness. These traits are constantly emphasized in every classroom all day. Our children have carried their knowledge and experiences from Creative Learning Center to grammar school where they have entered at the top of their classes. We truly feel we owe where our children stand today in school to Creative Learning Center.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-1
  • Students: 101 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 1

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The average private school tuition in Monmouth County, NJ is $14,357 for elementary schools and $18,433 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Monmouth County, NJ is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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