Co-op CoBots Return to Action

2015 Robot Games The Co-op’s robotics team, the CoBots, will be participating in the FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament at Clifton High School on Saturday, November 21. The robot game is scheduled for 1:00PM – 4:00PM and will be open to the public. Coached by parents David Aristizabal and Jose Del Rosario and mentored by alumni Clara Devine Golub and James Lukenda, the CoBots have worked every Sunday afternoon since school began to build and program an autonomous robot that [...]

By |November 16th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off

Book & Artisan Market this weekend at the Co-op!

The Montclair Cooperative School’s annual book fair takes place this Saturday, November 14th. In partnership with watchung booksellers, this year’s book fair will offer a wonderful selection of children’s books (focusing on ages 3 to 14), curated by teachers and our local independent bookseller, along with great titles for adults. This year’s festivities will also host 20 extraordinary local artisans who will sell handmade crafts and goods. The bookworm café will offer savory and sweet, homemade takeaway meals and treats. [...]

By |November 10th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off

Co-op’s Girls Learn International Chapter Educates through a Bake Sale

The Co-op’s chapter of Girls Learn International, one of the very few middle school chapters in existence, is now in its 4th year. Girls Learn is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about the lack of girls’ education in parts of the world and to fundraising to help provide as many opportunities for them as possible. The Co-op group, open to students in grades 6-8 and this year led by 8th grader Alara Kilic, held a bake sale on Thursday [...]

By |October 21st, 2015|News|Comments Off

Alumni Reunion 2015 – October 17th

Calling all alumni, alumni parents, teachers past and present: You are cordiality invited to Come Back to the Co-op on Saturday, October 17th from 11am to 4pm. Grab classmates, your parents, your own family, or come on your own. Reconnect with old friends. Enjoy a casual lunch and a game of kickball. Meet our new Head of School. Take a tour if it’s been a while and find out what the kids are up to. Come on back to where [...]

By |September 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Summer Mailing 2015-2016

Attention all Co-op members. The Summer Mailing has arrived and can be found by navigating to our Community Pages or by clicking here.

By |July 25th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Co-op seventh and eighth grade students featured on Baristanet for their work on the global INSIDE OUT project.

“Montclair Cooperative School Students Bring International Art Project to Montclair” Baristanet.com | June 8, 2015.

By |June 8th, 2015|News|Comments Off

2nd – 8th Grades Open Chess Tournament – June 14

The Montclair Cooperative School will host an open chess tournament on Sunday, June 14th. The unrated tournament will be directed by Mike Somers and Steve Moctezuma. All students from any school in grades 2-8 are eligible to participate in this unrated five-round Swiss tournament. Click on the flyer below to print and register now!

By |June 5th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Grade 8 Students Return Enriched by The Republic of Ecuador

Our 8th grade students have returned from their excursion to the Republic of Ecuador. For a quick look into all that they learned and experienced, have a look at their travel blog.

By |May 5th, 2015|News|Comments Off

The Co-op’s Kinetic Sculpture program, funded by the prestigious NJ Council on the Arts Grant, is in the news!

Recent media coverage about the Co-op’s Kinetic Sculpture project, a cross-disciplinary arts project involving fifth through eighth grade students, showcases the integrated hands-on learning our students are experiencing. Click on the links below to read more. “Artists-in-Education Residency Grant Program Allows Students in 3 New Jersey Schools to Create 3-D Sculptures and Original Theatrical Productions!” | YoungAudiences.org | March 11, 2015. “Nationally Exhibited Artist Guides Montclair Coop Students Using Science and Technology To Create Kinetic Sculpture” | NorthJersey.com | Feb. [...]

By |February 26th, 2015|News|Comments Off

A Place of Joy, Learning, and Achievement.

Last week, incoming Head of School Namita Tolia attended the Co-op’s General Membership Meeting and introduced herself to parents with an inspiring speech, outlining her vision for the future. The following is an excerpt. Good evening. I’m honored to join you tonight at the Montclair Cooperative School. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone and each of your children. As a start tonight, I’d like to share some thoughts that I hope will help you begin to get to [...]

By |February 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off