The Montessori Children's Academy

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  • The Montessori Children's Academy (MCA) is a private Montessori school which is committed to inspiring and motivating children ages 2 1/2 to 6 to learn by providing the finest Montessori educational experience. We respect, nurture, and expand the academic, social, and emotional gifts of each student while preserving the true spirit and purpose of childhood.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
94%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Average Class Size20 students
Advanced CoursesN/A
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorMelissa Scuderi
Admissions AssociateJeanine Christiana

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
After School Enrichment Program

School Notes

Using traditional Montessori methods, The Montessori Children`s Academy (MCA) provides a developmentally challenging, yet appropriate, learning environment that engages children`s natural curiosity and helps them to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Our programs are enhanced by exposure to foreign language, health, the arts, and environmental education.

Our Kindergarten and Elementary students also enjoy technology and physical education classes, as well as a variety of enrichment experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Opportunities to plan and participate in community outreach and service projects align all of our students with the skills they will need to position themselves as future leaders in our global community.

With campuses in Morristown, Chatham, and Short Hills, MCA offers:
  • Full- & Half-Day Preschool Programs,
  • Full-Day Kindergarten,
  • Before & After School Extended Hours,
  • Montessori, My Child, & Me for children 18-30 months with their caregivers,
  • MCA Summer Camp, and
  • LEAF Approach to Enrichments.
  • Our Short Hills campus also is home to our Elementary Program.

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