Montclair Kimberley Academy

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  • Montclair Kimberley Academy is a Pre-K-12 coeducational day school with an exceptional college preparatory program unified by the concepts of our school motto: Knowledge, Vision, Integrity.
  • Our vision is to engage each student intellectually and personally with the world; to graduate students who will excel in college and in their lives beyond MKA; and to recognize complexity and value empathy.
  • Our aim is to strengthen each student's intellect, character, and confidence; to promote each student's full and active citizenship and leadership; and to secure a life-long sense of honor through academic, athletic, and artistic achievement.
  • We are here to cultivate a love of learning in each student; to develop independent and autonomous learners; and to establish a foundation of academic excellence.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1887
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost Noteshttps://www.mka.org/parents/summerprograms/summer-skills
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1,054 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Montclair Kimberley Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers167 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants and collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost$40,000
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $21,610-$40,170
% on Financial Aid
16%
Admissions DirectorAlyson Waldman

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringClimbing,
Cross CountryDance,
FencingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Community Service, Performing Arts, Student Literary Magazine, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
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School Notes

  • Montclair Kimberley Academy is a Pre-K-12 coeducational day school with an exceptional college preparatory program unified by the concepts of our school motto: Knowledge, Vision, Integrity.
  • Our vision is to engage each student intellectually and personally with the world; to graduate students who will excel in college and in their lives beyond MKA; and to recognize complexity and value empathy.
  • Our aim is to strengthen each student's intellect, character, and confidence; to promote each student's full and active citizenship and leadership; and to secure a life-long sense of honor through academic, athletic, and artistic achievement.
  • We are here to cultivate a love of learning in each student; to develop independent and autonomous learners; and to establish a foundation of academic excellence.

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