The Parkside Montessori School
53 Norwood Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Is a pre-school for children ages two and a half to five serving the families of Montclair, Glen Ridge and surrounding communities. Its directors have been operating the program for over 30 years. It is non-denominational and non-discriminatory.
The mission of The Parkside Montessori School is to cultivate curiosity, independence, social responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning.
•   We wish to sincerely thank all who answered our request for extra funds to be used to purchase air purifiers and other personal protective equipment as well as additional educational materials. Together we are making it through these challenging times.  
•    With NJ Covid cases significantly on the rise we want all of our children to wear masks during the school day except when outdoors, having snack or lunch, or resting.  Please help us do this by encouraging them at home and by practicing mask wearing at home  so that we may all continue to stay safe (and stay open as well).  Many students have been very good about keeping their masks on, but we would like to have all of them adhere to this recommendation.  Also, please send in extra masks for the children to keep here in case one gets lost or wet.  For those who have consistently done this, thank you so much.
•   If you are planning to send your child to Parkside for the school year beginning September 2021, the form with your schedule preference is due next Wednesday, December 9.  We cannot hold your space without this form.  If there are any special circumstances surrounding this request, please let us know. 
•   If you need to contact us during the course of the day about anything, please do it with a phone call (973-509-7379).  We are with the children most of the day, and we often don’t check our email until after 3:00.
School's Open
We have made a number of modifications in our classrooms, with our teachers, our scheduling and our playground.
We're looking forward to a safe and successful school year.
Our Calendar has changed!
Our Holiday Break has been extended from
12/21 to 1/4
12/21 to 1/11
as a COVID precaution.
We will also add a makeup week extending school to June 15.
NJ requires your child to have a flu shot by December 31. Please provide the documentation so we can inform the state.
Remember to label EACH piece of clothing in your child’s bag, INCLUDING underwear and socks, and also PLEASE LABEL the zip lock bag containing the extra clothes.
As we are all well aware, COVID-19 has required a number of modifications in the way schools operates.
Please review our
Prospective Parkside Parents
We shape our program individually for each child.
We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. 
Please call Annie at 973-509-7379
for information or (perhaps) to schedule a visit.
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