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.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDifferentiated education
Year Founded1979
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesAll fees listed on website. 8 week program M-F, 9 to 3pm, half day option until 12. Early care, 8-9
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students41 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade The Academy For Children Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size9 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesAll 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 DirectorMarjorie McCabe-Peacock
Admissions AssociateBarbara Frey

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsDance, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, TennisDanceIndoor Soccer,
LacrosseTennis,

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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