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 [...]
Thank you to all who attended the Forest Street Festival. What a delightful day! […]
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.
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.
Click here to 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. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]