School Leadership Announcement

The Board of Trustees of the Montclair Cooperative School is pleased to announce the appointment of two Co-Heads of School, Ana Younghusband and Donna Ellwood. Starting on July 1, 2020, Ana will serve as our Co-Head of School, Director of Education and Academic Program and Donna will serve as our Co-Head of School, Director of Finance and Operations. By implementing a Co-Head model, the Co-op’s is revisiting its roots, at least as far back as the 1980s when there was an Administrator and an Educational Director working together to lead the school. We [...]

2020-05-11T11:04:09-04:00May 11th, 2020|

Co-op@Home: Earth Day

Celebrate 50 Years of Earth Day With the Co-op! The Montclair Cooperative School has celebrated Earth Day in many ways over the past 50 years. As a community we are deeply committed to caring for the Earth.  Co-op kids grow up to be environmental stewards and activists.  This year, in lieu of our traditional Earth Day parade we invite you to join us at Co-op@Home: Earth Day Created by our very own teachers, our Co-op@Home Earth Day website is chock full of great ways to celebrate Earth Day at home.   Sing along with Hilary to "Turn the World Around" [...]

2020-04-21T22:34:44-04:00April 21st, 2020|

Honoring the Life of Lauretta Freeman

Dear Co-op Community, We are so sad to inform you of the passing of our beloved founder Lauretta Freeman. Lauretta passed away on March 24 after a brief illness. We at the Co-op are all mourning the loss of her vibrant spirit. We will keep you updated when arrangements for a celebration of Lauretta's life are finalized. Until we can gather in person to honor the force of nature that was Lauretta Freeman we'd like to share some thoughts from our community in gratitude for an exceptionally well-lived life. We are deeply appreciative of the many gifts that Lauretta [...]

2020-04-06T17:55:16-04:00March 26th, 2020|

Talking with Children about Race

Talking with Our Children about Race A Conversation with Frances Aboushi Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:00 pm We are excited to announce that educator and speaker Frances Aboushi will be joining us at the Co-op on June 6th to lead a conversation on race and children. We'll hear from Frances and discuss how we as care-givers, and educators can effectively talk about race with our children.  By engaging in this dialogue we will each walk away from the event with a more nuanced understanding of what informs our children's socialization around race and how to effectively speak to them about the [...]

2019-05-31T15:57:40-04:00May 31st, 2019|

Take the Kindness Challenge

Montclair Cooperative School, Montclair Film and Partners for Health invite you to celebrate compassion through a series of films, challenges and events that raise awareness and encourage compassion, empathy, and kindness.   Throughout the month of April, students are encouraged to perform and post acts of kindness to #MFKindnessChallenge -  and encourage others to do the same!  These can be simple acts like walking a neighbor's dog, volunteering at a food pantry, or simply writing a nice note to a friend or family member. One good deed can create a domino effect and improve the days of dozens of people!   [...]

2019-04-08T08:30:20-04:00April 8th, 2019|

2019 Co-op Community Benefit

The Co-op Community Benefit is the single largest fundraising event for the Co-op! Please join us in the spirit of cooperative giving for a night of community, fun, and good food. As you know, tuition does not cover the cost of a Co-op education in its entirety. We rely on your generosity to enhance the wide range of programs we offer to our students and faculty. Tickets for the event are available NOW on our event website at We look forward to seeing you on April 13th.

2019-02-07T12:33:36-05:00February 8th, 2019|
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