The Red Oaks School is a progressive, independent, early childhood, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school located in Morristown, New Jersey. Our diverse community of families originates from over thirty different countries and resides in communities throughout Essex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties.
At Red Oaks, we hold “an inch wide and a mile deep” perspective as a guiding principle for curriculum design. As technology and knowledge grow exponentially, a 21st century education must teach students how to grapple with presently unforeseeable challenges; helping students to decode the process of how to learn and how to think. Our students delve deeply into areas of inquiry, learning what questions to ask and how to think critically, analytically, and creatively. They become thinkers, problem-solvers, and doers. And we nurture the whole child, because we know from research that emotional, physical, and social functioning are integrally related to academic performance and intellectual growth.
Long a proponent of 21st century learning, Red Oaks provides education that is dynamic, progressive, and embraces best practices in education. The well-researched and time-tested Montessori curriculum is enhanced and enriched by current and ever-evolving validated research in education and child development. It is designed to help students cultivate superior academic and life skills, aiming high while allowing children to get there at their own pace.
The Red Oaks School enjoys accreditation by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, American Montessori Society, and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our triple accredited curriculum achieves high standards of excellence, meeting or exceeding the New Jersey curriculum standards, and providing all students from early childhood through grade 8 with age-appropriate study of all the core subjects plus music, art, physical education, and foreign language.
• 210 Students; Age 3 – Grade 8
• Student to teacher ratio 9:1
• Multi-age Classrooms
• Singapore Math
• Thinking Maps
• Design Thinking
• Integrated technology program including SMART boards, iPads, Chromebooks, and Laptops
• Spanish, Art, Music and Physical Education for all students
• After School programs
• Strong school community
• NJAIS (New Jersey Association of Independent Schools)
• MSA (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools)
• AMS (American Montessori Society)
• (IBMYP) International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Candidate School
10 years average tenure
60% with advanced degrees
90% with AMS certification
Our integrated and individualized curriculum is designed to reflect best practice in education and a focus on global education and involvement, including experiential learning, emphasis on critical thinking, deep study of topics, fostering creativity and social responsibility, attending to needs of the whole child, and collaborative learning. Our curriculum is based on Montessori principles in the Primary and Elementary levels and International Baccalaureate in the middle school.
50% of Red Oaks families originated from outside the U.S. and speak another language or dialect in their home.
Families reside in over 35 different communities primarily in Morris, Union, and Essex Counties.
Age 3 through 4th Grade: 21 Cutler Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Grades 5 through 8: 340 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960