The Montessori Children's Academy

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  • The Montessori Children`s Academy (MCA) provides meaningful, challenging learning experiences to children ages 2 through upper elementary grades in a traditional Montessori environment.
  • With campuses in Morristown, Chatham, and Short Hills, we are educating today`s children for tomorrow`s world.
  • For more information or to take a tour of our schools, please call (973) 410-9669 or email themcacademy@aol.com.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students169 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeThe Montessori Children's Academy Student By Grade

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

The goal of the Montessori method is to give students the skills, motivation, and direction to become independent, secure, and responsible individuals who remain lifelong learners and caring, contributing members of society.

Teachers at The Montessori Children`s Academy help to cultivate independent-thinking students. Using their acquired skills, they learn to navigate through our academic and enhanced curricular areas, and become able to transfer classroom learning to real world experiences.
Early education offerings:
  • Full-day and half-day programs
  • Full-day Kindergarten
  • Extended day care
Extracurricular and other offerings:
  • After school enrichment classes through LEAF Approach to Enrichment
  • Summer camp
  • Montessori, My Child, & Me: a parent/child introductory Montessori program for children ages 18-30 months and a caregiver
  • Parent education workshops and a community speaker series
  • Speech and OT services through MCA for Creative Learning
The Montessori Center for Teacher Development (MCTD) conducts its comprehensive teacher education program at the MCA Morristown campus. MCTD prepares and empowers Adult Learners to become exceptional, effective future Montessori educators.

The Montessori Children`s Academy is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and is a member of the New Jersey Montessori Administrators` Council (NJMAC).

Profile last updated: 04/05/2016

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