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 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 Opens
Monday, Sept. 13!
Currently we expect to return to our normal classrooms. However, we will adhere to State Guidelines and Protocols to insure a safe learning environment.
Please remember to mark all of your child’s outerwear, sweaters, hats, gloves, extra bags of clothing, backpacks, lunch boxes and also water bottles.  There are still many  of the above items that are unmarked or the stickers have come off.  It makes our transition times so much easier. 
Also, please don’t forget to mark any new clothing such as lighter jackets, sweaters, and hats.
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 2021-2022 school year. 
Please call Annie at 973-509-7379
for information or (perhaps) to schedule a visit.
We are back to our traditional classrooms while maintaining NJ Covid protocols
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