The Willow School

  • The Willow School, an independent day school for students in preschool through eighth grade, is committed to combining academic excellence, the joy of learning, and the wonder of experiencing the natural world.
  • Willow is dedicated to maintaining an environment where respect for the individual, an outstanding faculty, and an understanding of place foster independent thinking, creativity, responsibility, and integrity.
  • A Willow education enables children to develop an ethical approach to all relationships, realize their full potential, and believe in their power to effect positive change.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students108 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeThe Willow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Collared shirts, no jeans)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,000
Tuition NotesTuition includes organic lunch program
Admissions DirectorPatricia Walter
Admissions AssociateSusie Delaporte

School Notes

  • The Willow School is an independent, coeducational day school for grades K-8, located on 34 wooded acres in Gladstone, NJ. The Willow School is built on the belief that children thrive in a setting that embraces the joy of learning and the wonder of the natural environment. The curriculum maintains a deliberate balance of rigorous academics and creative projects and emphasizes the school's unique commitment to environmental sustainability. This program, in the hands of talented teachers, fans the flame of each child's natural curiosity and desire to learn. Our small classes create an atmosphere of trust and allow teachers to focus on children's individual strengths and needs. Through the school's virtues program, children become knowledgeable and wise, curious and creative, responsible and confident. For more information, please visit our website at www.willowschool.org or call (908) 470-9500.

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