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 it all began. RSVP and get your tickets here. Follow the event at our Facebook Alumni Group. Join today!
Attention all Co-op members. The Summer Mailing has arrived and can be found by navigating to our Community Pages or by clicking here.
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.
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!
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.
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. 16, 2015. "Montclair Cooperative Students Work On Wind-Powered Sculptures" Baristanet.com | Jan. 29, 2015.
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 know me and my vision for the Montclair Cooperative School. I’ve been a teacher and then a division head in [...]
The Co-op will be hosting our next open house on Thursday, March 12th at 9:30am. Interested families can register by visiting our admissions pages.
The CoBots robotics team were one of 60 teams that competed in the State championship last Saturday, where they were awarded first place for "Gracious Professionalism". We proudly add this award to the first place honors earned previously by our robotics team that include the "The Core Values Award" that the team earned at the Clifton Tournament a few weeks ago and the "Presentation Award" earned at last year's competition. The members of the 2014 CoBots include: Dante Levy James Lukenda Wil Devine-Golub Jack Correia Ella Parker Adin Petricoff Jules Max Julie Del Rosario Lucas Young Elliot Albright Congratulations to [...]
New Leader Joins the Co-op as its Seventh Head of School December 9, 2014. The Montclair Cooperative School today announced that Namita Tolia will assume the school’s top leadership position beginning July 1, 2015. Ms. Tolia, who lives in South Orange, NJ with her husband and daughter, comes to the Co-op from the prestigious Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School in Manhattan where she has served as the Principal of the Lower School since July 2008. “Namita is a rising star in the progressive education community and her skills and experience fit perfectly with the Co-op,” said Aaron [...]