SOCDS is a culturally-diverse private preschool offering a Montessori learning experience for students from 2 1/2 years of age through Kindergarten.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 117 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $820
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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South Orange Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1950
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
117 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
64%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
South Orange Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Average Class Size
15 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is for full day 8:45am-3:30pm. Half day and extended care available.
Admissions Director
Annemarie Maini

School Notes

  • We strive to engender wonder and excitement about learning. Our students work with materials designed to appeal to a child's senses, especially touch and sight. Our classrooms are filled with stimulating and attractive materials arranged within easy reach. Each student is encouraged to investigate the world so that learning becomes natural and joyful. Special games teach science, mathematics, language, social skills and confidence. Child's play becomes serious learning! Classes meet from 8:45am to 3:30pm, M-F. Half-day programs are available. Attuned to the busy schedules of modern parents, SOCDS also offers supervised before-school care starting at 7:30am and after-school care until 6:30pm. The school features a full summer camp program with weekly themes.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 117 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $820
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, NJ is $21,968 for elementary schools and $18,036 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, NJ is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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