South Orange Country Day School

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

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1950
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students117 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade South Orange Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$820
Tuition NotesTuition is for full day 8:45am-3:30pm. Half day and extended care available.
Admissions DirectorAnnemarie 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Millburn
    Grades: NS | 71 students
    4 miles
    5 Bleeker Street
    Millburn, NJ 07041
    (973) 379-4710
    4 NS
  • Irvington
    Mont-vail Daycare Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 37 students
    1.7 miles
    865 Sanford Ave # 71
    Irvington, NJ 07111
    (973) 374-2118
    1.7 PK-K
  • Montclair
    Trinity Academy
    Grades: NS-1 | 31 students
    4.4 miles
    68 Church Street
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    (973) 783-1010
    4.4 NS-1
  • Bloomfield
    Grades: PK-8 | 184 students
    6.6 miles
    1350 Broad Street
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    (973) 338-9646
    6.6 PK-8
  • East Rutherford
    Grades: NS-K | 180 students
    9.6 miles
    144 Boiling Springs Ave.
    East Rutherford, NJ 07073
    (201) 896-0280
    9.6 NS-K

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The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $9,552 for elementary schools and $18,653 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Jersey is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).