Montclair Kimberley Academy’s (MKA) challenging, engaging and innovative academic program provides students with a vibrant and transformative education. The faculty’s deep and genuine understanding of students as individuals and learners fosters their ethical development, intellectual growth and personal success.
DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND COLLABORATION
This fall, the school will welcome a record-breaking number of students. MKA families appreciate the school’s friendly and inclusive community and strong commitment to diversity, the quality and reputation of an MKA education and supportive faculty and staff who serve as role models for students.
As stated in the school’s mission, MKA’s diverse, collaborative and inclusive community inspires students to lead lives of noble character, purpose and distinction.
The school offers 24 interscholastic sports and 64 teams each year for student athletes in grades 6-12, in addition to a thriving fine and performing arts program and 20 different affinity groups and clubs for students, parents/guardians and alumni to explore their identities and shared experiences. “These groups offer the opportunity to connect, build community and construct positive relationships,” says Head of School Nigel D. Furlonge.
MKA teachers emphasize both individual and collaborative processes in the journey of each student, while the school’s active and engaged alumni community embodies the school’s core tenets of knowledge, vision and integrity.
In partnership with the community engagement coordinator on each campus, the Parents’ Association of MKA (PAMKA) helps run community-wide engagement drives to support local nonprofits such as Toni’s Kitchen and The Human Needs Food Pantry. Throughout the school year, students also have the opportunity to support their local communities through activities such as performing at homes for senior citizens, creating welcome bags for newly adopted pets at the local shelter and planning the annual Fleming 5K.
“An integral part of an MKA education at every level, ethical leadership is rooted in the belief that all students transform through education and experience,” says Furlonge. “It centers around helping our students to develop the moral and intellectual habits of good character in order to serve as leaders who make positive change in their communities.”
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