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21 Cutler Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 539-7853
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August 03, 2015
Not good in the higher grades. Better in early years where real montessori education is taught.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2015
My son has been attending the Red Oaks School for 6 years, starting from pre-school. He has had some of the most outstanding teachers. They are not only very well versed in subjects and methodology, but are extremely dedicated and attentive to the individual needs of the children. Whenever there are any issues at all, the teachers let us know immediately so that we can attend to them before any problems develop. The curriculum is truly engaging so that my son enjoys learning. He learned to read at age three (without any pressure) and is doing advanced math for his age through the school's Singapore Math curriculum. The math is excellent, well structured so that the children really try to master their lessons. Reading and creative writing are emphasized. In 3rd grade, my son has learned chemistry and electronics. He has taken apart and put together machines and has learned about atoms, etc. The art and music teachers have also been excellent. In art, the children have learned about great artists and their social and historical influences. In music, the children actively learn to play different instruments and to perform together. Red Oaks is run by the former head of the American Montessori Society, who is genuinely concerned about education and extremely knowledgeable about the latest research in education and child development. While academics are highly focused, the school is devoted to developing the "overall" child - as healthy, creative, inquisitive, and productive individuals. The teachers are the single most important part of a child's education. The Schools Head has over the years worked to recruit great teachers. The school also listens to the parents. Unlike other schools - both private and public - communication with the parents is important and welcomed. We know, because we have had our children enrolled in other schools. We had lived in NYC before. When we moved to NJ we were concerned that we would see a drop in the quality of education. When we found the Red Oaks School, we were thrilled to find a school with such an excellent and devoted staff.

- submitted by a community member

April 27, 2015
Red Oaks School is very unique; a hybrid of the best educational programs. It partners a Montessori philosophy (exceptionally high values and standards for behavior) with 21st century teaching practices (hands-on, constructivist lessons). It's early childhood program uses a more traditional Montessori approach, though the curriculum expands as the children get older. The head of school is visionary, but also is engaged with every family and keeps close watch over every child's progress. The parent population is composed of kind, dedicated people who care about their children growing into kind, thoughtful, confident lifelong learners.

- submitted by a teacher

April 29, 2014
Fabulous school and worth every penny! Academic excellence in a nurturing environment. My children love to come to school every day. Excellent Singapore math program.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2013
Why would you pay $17,410.00 a year for your 3 year old go to this school. By the age of 3 your child is 80% done with the core of who they will be. A $17,410.00 school will not change that.

- submitted by a community member

March 02, 2013
Both of my children attend this school and our experience has been outstanding. The teachers and staff are incredibly dedicated to the children. They seek to create a community and environment that supports the children's growth. In the early years that school follows the Montessori method closely. As the kids get older, the educational philosophy retains key elements of the Montessori approach such as multi-age classrooms, student-led learning, experiential learning, but also blends in other leading educational approaches, including Singapore Math.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2012
If you are looking for a real Maria Montessori school with real Montessori values, this is not one. This is a high pressured private school focused on academics.

- submitted by a parent

December 31, 2010
My wife and I chose Red Oaks based on its accreditation with AMS, combined with the stellar reputation of the head of the school. This school is truly a special institution of learning, and offers children every possible advantage. I recently attended my first parent/teacher conference, and was blown away at the detail and depth that the teachers covered. Most importantly, they covered the high points, as well as areas of opportunity (some schools in this echelon can put the "everything's GREAT" spin on to placate the hoity-toity clientele). Social functions are executed thoughtfully to blend fun with education, and encourage parent involvement. The layout and design of the school campus is very charming, and creates an environment where even very young children will run out of bed in the morning to go to class. Three cheers to Red Oaks for offering a unique educational oasis to parents who want the very best for their children.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2010
ROS is truly a unique and exceptional school. The teachers are excellent, the principal is a strong and engaging person that creates a desire to want to not only be your best but to also do your best whether you're a parent, student or faculty member. Their programs for the students are challenging and progressive.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2009
I have two children in the Red Oaks School and I am very happy with their development and current performance. The teachers are excellent and the director always has her eyes on the latest and greatest in education research. If you are looking for a 21st century education for your child, a place where learning the basics is just as important as learning critical thinking skills and creativity, then visit Red Oaks. There is a strong, diverse community comprised of families who really care about their child's' education and overall development.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2009
Parents: My two grandsons attend Red Oaks. This school is far from a joke. The earlier grades are emphatically based upon Montessori principles, which lay a time-tested superior foundation in reading, math, science, history, languages and writing in elementary grades. A 1965 charter parent of this school, attended by both my children who entered pubic second grade after three years at this school, I stress that children who do that must make a transition from the individualized Montessori approach to the lock-step, desks-in-a-row approach of public schools. As a teacher/department chair retired after 36 years of teaching public secondary school English in Ohio, Indiana and New Jersey, I urge parents at Red Oaks to have initial/follow-up conferences with the public school teacher concerning the adjustments your child will make. MANY public elementary teachers still have the totally erroneous view of the Montessori approach and misinterpret the self-starting behaviors of transfer students.

- submitted by a community member

April 02, 2009
ROS is a wonderful, nurturing, progressive environment - everything a parent could want. My son, now in 2nd grade, started in Kindergarten and I have a daughter in their primary program. All the teachers have been warm, but not afraid to challenge my kids. It is a fantastic community for the parents as well. We love it!

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2009
This place is a joke. My daughter transferred to public school (after doing really well at Red Oaks) and now she cannot keep up. The education is inferior to local public schools.

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January 26, 2009
Excellent school. The teachers are very good and use the best teaching strategies. The prinicpal is visionary and is always on top of new developments in the field of education. I have two kids that go to this school. They have learned to become independent learners and respect people around them.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2006
This is a fantastic progressive school that is not founded on some montessori principles but ensures that the most current and appropriate methods of teaching are being utilized. The teachers are unbelievably talented and committed to the school and the children.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2006
This is a great school. My daughter is now in 1st grade and it just keeps getting better and better. She loves going to school. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly, very loving. The academic level is very high, and the children have personalized study plans. They really do soar!

- submitted by a parent

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The Red Oaks School
21 Cutler Street, Morristown, NJ  07960
(973) 539-7853
Last modified The Red Oaks School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
The Red Oaks School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top