The Children's Academy is a Montessori school providing an excellent Montessori education for children ages 2 1/2 thru 6 1/2.
Each child is encouraged to work to their fullest potential, while providing a peaceful and nurturing environment throughout the school.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 66 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,700
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
66 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
The Children's Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Half day is the popular class of choice. All day provides a total Montessori experience.
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Debra Smith
Admissions Associate
Karen Sarno

School Notes

  • The Children's Academy has three classrooms each designed to create the true Montessori experience. The Little Room enriches children 2 1/2 thru 3 1/2. The Transitional Room creates the perfect environment for 3 to 4 year olds and the Big Room creates the ultimate Montessori experience for children 3 thru 6 1/2.end-->

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
5  
Our little one has been at the Children's Academy from age 2.5 through pre-K. I can not say enough wonderful things about the warm and supportive environment and the amazing academic progress we have seen. We especially enjoy the no advance notice required for flexibility to drop off early and stay later after the regular school day as things come up. We also really like all the extra afternoon optional activities such as the cooking classes, soccer and musical theatre. Having lunch provided by the school is also a huge convenience! But the best part of The Children's Academy are the amazing teachers! We were hooked from our initial tour, so definitely schedule one to check it out for yourself!
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5  
The teachers are kind and nurturing and provide a stimulating and loving environment.
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5  
We absolutely love the Children's Academy! My daughter went there from when she was 2 years old up until she was 6 (Kindergarten). She is now in the 1st grade and is reading above grade level! The teachers are so nice and really care for your children. Before and after care is available for working parents and they offer free lunches!
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5  
I feel like one of the biggest differences that make the Children's Academy at Springfield so wonderful is that feeling of closeness and family. The teachers and staff are always communicating with parents, and they allow parents to sit in and see exactly what the children are learning and doing. The Montessori way is a great learning process, and the school does an amazing job at it. Highly recommend!
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5  
We have absolutely loved attending The Children's Academy for pre-school and camp during the summer. My daughter has learned so much in her short time there. We can't wait to see her flourish more during her time there over the next few years. We hope to also send our son there when he becomes of age to attend. She loves her teachers, the students and the school. We would highly recommend The Academy to everyone!
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5  
We just finished up our second year with The Children`s Academy. Our five year old and three years old are enrolled and we`ve seen so much growth in both of them from their time here. They`ve picked up on things immediately at school that hadn`t been clicking when I worked with them independently. Colors and shapes, math, writing, fine motor skills, social skills are a few of the things I`ve seen my kids make tremendous progress within just a few hours a day. I really appreciate the Montessori method and it makes me happy to see my kids excited to go to school. They`re learning without even realizing it and having fun in the process. The Children`s Academy is giving my kids a strong foundation to not just be great students, but to be capable, independent, and confident people. Thank you for creating a safe, caring space my kids can thrive in. We are looking forward to the next school year!
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5  
Dedicated veteran teachers, an orderly yet warm environment, a steadfast dedication to the Montessori curriculum. My daughter has flourished here.
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5  
This preschool paved the way for my daughter. They guided her and aided her every step along the way. She looked forward to go to school every morning. At the end of the day she was able to communicate what she had learned and played. Now in Kindergarten, she frequently asks to visit her former teachers. I will be sending my son once he is ready.
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5  
Amazing school with amazing teachers! My children have thrived academically, emotionally, and socially. Its a really supportive environment with clear adherence to the Montessori method.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 66 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,700
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Union County, NJ is $5,625 for elementary schools and $9,713 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Union County, NJ is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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