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7th and 8th Grade Experience Heifer’s Global Explorer Program 

This past summer our Co-op 7th and 8th grade students, in preparation for their Global Issues curriculum, were assigned the task of making a business plan to raise money for Heifer International, a charity dedicated to ending poverty while caring for the Earth.  Heifer International provides livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of people who struggle for reliable sources of food and income in 25 countries including the US. Their work aims to help families and communities to become self-reliant. Students took on the summer challenge by coordinating and [...]

2018-10-25T14:24:53+00:00October 25th, 2018|

The Co-op is Hiring!

The Montclair Cooperative School has open positions in the following roles: Early Childhood and Primary Spanish Teacher Receptionist Substitute Teacher We seek a talented teachers who can inspire students, be inspired by our mission, and create a nurturing classroom with high educational expectations.  Visit our Employment page for details about these openings and information on how to apply.

2018-08-06T08:22:26+00:00June 25th, 2018|

New Camp Added! – Sam’s Film Intensive

Sam's Film Intensive is a 2 week offering for students entering grades 5-8.  Taught by Sam Friedman, a Co-op alum, currently attending film school at the the prestigious Pratt Institute in NYC. Browse on over to our Summer Programs page to view more information about all of our summer camps and to register.

2018-07-03T10:58:24+00:00June 22nd, 2018|

Co-op Lifelong Learner Series – Our Kids. Our Screens. What Can We Do?

Montclair Cooperative School Lifelong Learner Series Welcomes Gaia Bernstein Director of the Institute of Privacy Protection, Seton Hall University School of Law Our Kids. Our Screens. What Can We Do? Join us on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm to discuss the impact of technology on our children and on our families. Are you worried your child is spending too much time on smartphones and screens? Will your child's online activity affect her/his future?  How can parents help empower our children and youth to make good choices when it comes to technology? Please join us as we discuss the detrimental [...]

2018-04-09T08:18:35+00:00March 19th, 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 [...]

2018-04-09T08:20:00+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Open House – POSTPONED TO JAN. 11TH

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 admissions@montclaircoop.org. Looking forward to seeing you there!

2018-01-11T09:34:35+00:00December 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+00:00December 3rd, 2017|
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