Montclair Cooperative School

Montclair Cooperative School is an independent, non-profit, co-educational school committed to experiential learning located in Montclair, New Jersey.
Founded in 1963, it is one of a handful of cooperative schools nationwide.
Each year we graduate poised, articulate, empathetic, creative, and intellectually flexible young adults who enter the finest private and public secondary schools in the area, the strongest evidence for the positive impact of our program.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 132 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1963

Student Body

Total Students
132 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Montclair Cooperative School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
11 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is charged according to grade level.
% on Financial Aid
12%
Admissions Director
Emily Kohan

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
BIPOC, Fitness Club, Girls Learn International, Queer Straight Alliance (QSA), Robotics Team, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir

School Notes

  • The Montclair Cooperative School is a community of learners (Nursery through 8th Grade) in which children are invited to take risks, question, explore, discuss, interpret, and create. They discover ways to apply learning effectively in solving problems and constructing new knowledge. We value diversity and understand that the world is composed of different people, cultures, and ideas. We arecooperativein that everyone - teachers, students, and parents - participates in the educational process. We areprogressivein that children learn by building on multi-disciplinary themes and experiences. The Montclair Cooperative School is a community of students, teachers, and parents who are dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and where they develop exceptional social skills along with a deep sense of community responsibility.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Montclair Cooperative School cost?
Montclair Cooperative School's tuition is approximately $22,000 for private students.
When is the application deadline for Montclair Cooperative School?
The application deadline for Montclair Cooperative School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
The children in our family have attended the Co-op for many years and are well-rounded individuals with a healthy appreciation for learning who are able to thrive in top-level academic environments. Our kids have graduated from the Co-op and were thoroughly prepared for math, science, humanities, and English classes - they can compete with the very best in the state. They have been able to successfully navigate a much larger student body, engage in school activities and athletics, and make great friends along the way. The Co-op teaches kids to give their best academically (they provide a top-notch education), to fully appreciate the value of community and empathy, and most importantly, to be the very best versions of themselves. We love this school!
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5  
Over the last 20 years, the children in our family have attended the Co-op and emerged as well-rounded and intelligent children who thrived at the top five NJ private high schools. Since graduating from the Co-op, our children have thrived academically, socially, and athletically. The Co-op thoroughly prepared them for honors-level math, science, humanities, and English classes. They have each been able to successfully navigate schools with a much larger student body and have made great friends along the way. The Co-op teaches kids how to succeed academically (they can compete with the best of the best), to fully appreciate the value of community and empathy, and most importantly, to be the very best versions of themselves. We love this school and community!
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5  
We have been so happy at school. There is great communication with the teachers and they are all very supportive. My daughter is in 2nd grade now and she is excited to go to school every day. The teacher makes learning creative with field trips and multi-sensory projects. The curriculum is strong with art, Spanish, music, and physical education. The kids have lots of outside time and great hands-on learning. There is a wonderful Orton -Gillingham reading specialist that has helped my daughter so much. She is so dedicated and knowledgeable. It is a wonderful place and I would highly recommend the school.
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5  
At the Coop, the children get a lot of individualized attention and the community is small and warm. The curriculum is thematic and project-based; very creative and focused on values like community and caring for the earth. My kid just loves going to school every day! She learned to write in PreK and read in K because she's so motivated by the fun teachers and involved projects. They do dramatic play, keep journals, build with blocks, garden, paint, and papier-mache.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 132 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, NJ is $19,757 for elementary schools and $28,128 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, NJ is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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