Registration Open for 2018 Summer Programs

Browse over to our Summer Programs page to view the lineup of programs being offered by the Co-op this summer.  Camps are open and available to all families and their children.  Stay posted as some additional camps will be added by the end of March.  Current offerings include: CAMP CO-OP with Hilary Fandel ZUMA CHESS with Steve Moctezuma YOGA FOR KIDS with Jennifer May CO-OP CODERS with Shelley Bedik MACHINE SEWING & HANDICRAFTS with Yasemin Esmek CRIME SCENE DETECTIVE with Nancy Bates GIRLS LEADERSHIP run by Send a message to if you have any questions.

2018-03-06T09:16:07+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

Co-op teachers to lead “Poetry in Motion” workshop at the Montclair Literary Festival

Join Co-op teachers Debbie Harner (Art) and Suzanne Nakamura (English) who will co-lead a poetry/art workshop at Montclair Art Museum as part of the 2nd annual Montclair Literary Festival (presented by Succeed2gether)! After being guided to write an original poem inspired by E.E. Cummings' poem who are you,little i, participants will have a lesson on how to illustrate a moment of the work using techniques in how to draw the human body in action and composition. Saturday, March 17 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in Studio B of the Montclair Art Museum Ages 8 to 14 (maximum 20 participants) The workshop is FREE and all [...]

2018-02-07T15:04:45+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Co-op primary students working with Artists In Education

Montclair Cooperative School's NJAIE (Artists In Education Residency Grant Program)* projects are off to a great start! Here are our third and fourth grade students are creating beautiful large puppets with visiting artist Zachary Green. They will use these puppets to perform plays written in conjunction with another visiting artist and storyteller, Eloise Bruce. Their plays will weave in information and facts they have discovered in their science curriculum. Third Grade science is studying the moon and our solar system and fourth grade is studying the New Jersey Meadowlands ecosystem. Performances will be on January 31st. Stay tuned for [...]

2018-01-11T09:55:52+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

Into Space – 8th Graders conduct successful near space experiment

Congratulations to our 8th grade students who on December 6th conducted a successful near space launch and retrieval of their interdisciplinary math and science experiment using Sent into Space materials.  "This project was a true example of Co-op progressive and collaborative student-led learning," said 8th grade math teacher Meredith Kates.  "Students self selected into small group teams to envision and carry out all aspects of prepping the experiment, materials, launch and retrieval with support from teachers and parents." The payload contained: radish seeds that will be planted adjacent to their terrestrial cousins to see how exposure to the upper atmosphere affects [...]

2017-12-11T09:26:06+00:00 December 9th, 2017|


Due to the winter storm expected tomorrow morning, the open house scheduled for Thursday, January 4th has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 11th.  Confirmed RSVPs for tomorrow's event will be notified by email.  If you haven't already RSVP'd and wish to join us next Thursday, January 11th, please let us know by registering on our events/tours page so we can be ready for your visit. If you have any questions in advance, feel free to call us at 973-783-4955 or by emailing Looking forward to seeing you there!

2018-01-11T09:34:35+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Thanksgiving Food Drive for St. Peter’s Haven

Congratulations to our sixth graders on their efforts this year in support of the Co-op's annual Thanksgiving food drive for St. Peter's Haven.  Thank you so much to all the families who donated. Each year when we arrive at St Peter's Haven, our 6th graders' first task is to weigh the food donations. This year we brought 598 lbs of food and 32 turkeys! St Peter's was truly grateful for our donations and for the hard work of our students, as they weighed, sorted and stacked without pause all morning. Thank you so much to Early Ages assistant Emilee who  [...]

2017-12-11T09:27:37+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|

Observe the Eclipse at the Co-op

On Monday, August 21st New Jersey will see a Partial Eclipse of the Sun! You are all invited to the Co-op that day between 1pm and 3pm to observe the eclipse, discover some fascinating facts with science teacher Nancy, and enjoy fun eclipse activities. We will begin gathering at 1:00 pm. The eclipse starts at 1:22 pm.  It  will be at its Midway point when maximum coverage is reached at 2:45 pm. In case of clouds, we will be live streaming the event. If the sky is clear, we will be outside observing through our eclipse glasses and pinhole views. [...]

2017-12-11T09:27:37+00:00 August 9th, 2017|

Winners of Co-op Father’s Day Chess Tournament

On Sunday, June 18, the Co-op hosted its Father's Day Open Chess tournament, co-directed by Mike Somers and Steve Moctezuma.  The event was open to first through eighth-grade students from any school. Overall top place winners received trophies, and winners within each grade level received ribbons. Overall top place trophy winners in the first through third-grade group were Francis McGrath, first place; Carter Convey, second place; Henry Dodd, third place; and Cash Loncar, fourth place. Overall top place trophy winners in the fourth through eighth-grade group were Luka Loncar, first place; Caoba Nichim-Luta, second place; Dash Day-McLeod, third place; and Enzo Whetton, [...]

2017-12-11T09:27:37+00:00 June 26th, 2017|
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