The Academy For Children

The Academy for Children is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-sectarian, educational organization and school which encourages the extraordinary and phenomenal potential of each child through programs for the development and education of children, parents and professionals.
The Academy for Children encourages the extraordinary and phenomenal potential in each child by encompassing each area of a child's development, within an enriched, positive, and exciting learning and play environment; providing education and expertise to parents empowering them in their life-long quest towards advocating for and facilitating the potential in their children; and encouraging, developing and mentoring professional excellence, empowering each child to achieve his/her potential.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 48 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Differentiated education
Year Founded
1979
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
All fees listed on website. 8 week program M-F, 9 to 3pm, half day option until 12. Early care, 8-9
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
48 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Academy For Children Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
9 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
All fees listed on website, under "application" Prorated if starting later. Flexible schedule. Tuition is annual with 5 installments (see website) Tuition based on number of half / full days selected
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Marjorie McCabe-Peacock
Admissions Associate
Barbara Frey

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Cherub Choir - After School Program, Dance Caravan : Boys & Girls classes - Tuesdays

School Notes

The Academy Builds Your Child's Foundation for a Lifetime of Excellence.
Children Ages 2-6 are immersed in learning with trained teachers, within a positive environment and low student-teacher ratio:
  1. Academic Readiness: Building Cognitive & Verbal Skills: Offering-*Math & Reading for Me--*Science and Geography-*MacComputer Lab-*Interactive French & Spanish--
  2. Social, Creative & Physical Development: Building Social & Motor Skills: Offering: *Kindness & Character Building Skills-*Creative Writing & "Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum" - *What I See & Draw Art -*All That Music & Movement. Indoor Gym and Outdoor Playground.
  3. Environment: Positive, Nuturing & Structured Setting: Offering: *Large Gymnasium-*Outdoor Play & Play Stations-*Bright & Sunny Classrooms-*Modular Daily Schedule-*Learning Centers-*Large Library-*Serving Morris counties Mountain Lakes and Surrounding Communities
  4. Faculty: Trained, Team Based: Offering: Over 130 Years Combined Experience-*Founding Directors on Site-*Full Time Faculty-NJ Certified N-6-*CPR-First Aid Certified-*Exceptionally Small Student-Teacher Ratio
  5. Parent Education and Support: Ongoing, open door policy: Offering: Parenting Classes and Advice, Assessments twice a year Guiding child's Full Potential-*Early Drop Off & Late Pick Up Available-*Extra Days Available as needed
  6. Offering Before School "Early Morning Enrichment": 8:30-9:00 am
  7. Offering After School Programs:  2:30-4:00 pm: Action Adventures, "Dance Caravan", "Kids in Motion Tennis, Yoga, LAX, and Soccer".
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The Academy is an amazing school ! Both of my sons have attended this school for Pre School and Kindergarten. The faculty are mature, experienced and loving. The class sizes are small and the children receive a lot of individual attention. I highly recommend this school.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 48 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Morris County, NJ is $14,984 for elementary schools and $16,890 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Morris County, NJ is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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