At Montclair Kimberley Academy, our students are encouraged to be innovative and insightful. They are constantly stimulated with exciting activities, both in and out of the classroom, with the goal of inspiring them to be thinkers and problem-solvers, adventurers and leaders. As a community, Montclair Kimberley Academy values good character as a means to true success.
Montclair Kimberley Academy was once three separate schools. It began with Montclair Academy, a boys’ school established in 1887. Then, in 1906, the Kimberley School for girls was founded; and in 1925, the coed Brookside School was established. Today, all three campuses function as one cohesive unit— a beautiful private school whose mission is excellence in education for boys and girls. One campus is for the primary students in Pre-K through 3rd grade; another campus houses the middle school students in the 4th through 8th grades; and the third campus is home to the upper school, made up of teens in the 9th through 12th grades.
Advantages and Special Programs
Students of Montclair Kimberley Academy have access to global travel and fifty-five student clubs. The school offers athletic team championships, and there are opportunities to get involved in student-led community service projects. Students plant, grow, and harvest a variety of herbs, vegetables, and fruits for the school. For students interested in computers, there is also a student program for testing new technologies.
At Montclair Kimberley Academy, the arts are deeply integrated into every part of the students’ education. Music, dance, visual arts, and theater arts classes are all part of the curriculum. Performance opportunities include plays, musicals, improv, dance recitals, band, choir, and much more. Visual artists display their creations in various areas of the school, and the students who love to write have the opportunity to participate in the school’s literary magazine. Every year, the third graders design and perform an original play.
In the fall, Montclair Kimberley Academy holds various open house events, for its primary school, middle school, and upper school. Check the website or call to find out the times and dates for these open house opportunities so that you can visit and explore everything that Montclair Kimberley Academy has to offer. You can also contact the school’s Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for important information about admissions, tuition, and financial aid options.
Montclair, New Jersey 07042