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|

Congratulating our Newest Graduates

Presenting Montclair Cooperative School's Class of 2018! Gwendolyn Baily Ezra Berrian Kaie Bismal Milo Blake Cecilia Crowe Julianna Del Rosario Lucas Fink Marcus Forbes Lucas Hunkins Chase Kriens Kathryn O'Keefe Domenick Pandiscia Jacqueline Preuninger Leila Roschitz-Scammell Nolan Rosser Alp Uygur Congratulations and best of luck as they move onto the following schools this fall: Gill St. Bernard's School (1) Glen Ridge High School (2) Montclair High School (7) Montclair Kimberley Academy (1) Morristown Beard School (2) Pingry School (1) The Hudson School (1) Verona High School (1) [...]

2018-06-22T12:28:01+00:00June 22nd, 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|

Washington Post Features Lifelong Learner Series Speaker Gaia Bernstein

The Washington Post recently featured the work of last month's speaker in our Lifelong Learner Series, Dr. Gaia Bernstein, director of Seton Hall Law's Institute for Privacy Protection.  To read this timely story about protecting children's privacy when it comes to social media, click here.  

2018-09-04T14:53:05+00:00April 11th, 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|


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+00:00December 4th, 2017|
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