At the Montclair Co-op, every aspect of a child’s development is important to us. Your child will experience an environment that encourages academic excellence, independent and diverse thinking, imaginative and innovate ideas, support for one’s passions, and active social responsibility. Co-op students’ minds are stretched in many ways. New intellectual discoveries are made every day. Our program emphasizes experiential, integrated, hands-on learning.
At the Co-op, our teachers go far beyond simply sharing information with students. They work diligently and intentionally to plan compelling, meaningful opportunities for authentic learning experiences. Using progressive ideals for learning, Co-op teachers measure their effectiveness by the growth and development of each student.
Including even our youngest students, children are encouraged to take risks as a natural part of their rich academic experiences. They are asked to explore, question, and hypothesize. We know, and wholeheartedly concur with child development experts, that children learn best when they are fully engaged in purposeful learning. Learning collaboratively, while also building on individual skills, helps each child solidly grasp age-appropriate concepts.