Special Announcement 

New Jersey's oldest Montessori school, now celebrating our 56th Anniversary


We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Please call the school to arrange an interview or tour.


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Upcoming Open Houses

Please call the school office to schedule a prompt personal tour.  We encourage and invite all parents to visit either or both campuses.


Open House Dates:

December 3       9:30 AM     Westfield Campus

December 12     9:30 AM     Scotch Plains Campus






















My relationship with the Christopher Academy community started over 30 years ago, when I was a student at the Westfield, NJ campus. Throughout my childhood and adolescence, I can recall my parents commenting on how my Montessori education positively influenced various aspects of my development. Throughout my higher education, and later career in the education field, my personal respect and appreciation for this method of learning took on its own form; and when it came time to choose a school for my two children, I knew Christopher Academy had everything my husband and I wanted for them.    

Christopher Academy offers children an enriched and carefully arranged learning environment. Teachers at Christopher Academy manage to provide students with individualized attention, and really get to know each child and their respective developmental needs. This methodology not only helps with lessons and the acquisition of skills, but helps to build relationships. It is evident that the teachers genuinely care for their students-- and that the children have affection for their teachers, and enjoy going to school.

Christopher Academy recognizes that every child is unique and special, and the school fosters a nurturing learning environment that promotes kindness and respect. Children learn from one another, and it is amazing to see “little friends” helping “big friends” with various work and materials around the classroom.

Teachers and staff also go above and beyond to cultivate relationships with parents/caregivers. They always make themselves available to hear questions or concerns, and parents are frequently updated on their child’s progress in the classroom.

I’m proud of my decision to select Christopher Academy for my children’s early education, and grateful for the wonderful teachers and staff who have been supportive throughout the entire process.

  - Gabriella Hamilton