Montclair is a community of about 39,000 inhabitants. Never content to be merely a “bedroom community,” Montclair is nevertheless a family-centered town. Its heritage in education has been enhanced by its innovative public and private school educational programs and the expanded offerings at Montclair State University. The community remains a haven for artists, writers and business people. This is a seasoned community whose many old houses enhance its charm, yet at the dawn of a new century, Montclair remains alive to the spirit.
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Montclair has an innovative curriculum for its public schools. They use a Magnet system which uses theme based programming emphasizing various subjects. The schools have such themes as environmental sciences, gifted and talented, global studies, engineering and math etc. Based on the parent’s recommendation of where they think their child will flourish most, determines where they will go.
Educators feel that by having free choice for parents to decide which Elementary School and Middle School their child attends (there are 7 elementary schools and 3 middle schools) can have a very positive impact on the student’s success and accomplishments.
The Magnet system is also implemented as an effort to integrate the student bodies around the town. For more information on Montclair’s public schools and their rankings please click on the logo below For more information on Montclair, the community and schools click here.
Amy’s Favorite Places to Go and Things to Do in Montclair
Montclair offers its residents a variety of cultural activities, great restaurants, shopping and is also home to one of New Jersey’s top state universities – Montclair State University. Having a large university located in town brings an influx of young people and activities and services they like to participate in. For instance, Montclair has eclectic coffee shops, an independently owned book store, and has great rock concerts at the Welmont Theatre. Here are some of Amy’s Picks – for more information on them click on the images.
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Montclair real market insights demonstrate a very strong trend. Due to Montclair's commuter friendly location, appealing housing inventory and culturally rich sensibility, it remains very high in demand by city dwellers who want to move to the suburbs. Overall, the town experienced rising prices …