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The Red Oaks School

Private | PK-8 | 206 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted March 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 6, 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


Posted 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.


Posted April 2, 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


Posted February 6, 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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Posted 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


Posted February 9, 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.
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Posted 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 9%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Black 3% 16%
Hispanic 1% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School start time
  • 8:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
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  • NAEYC
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21 Cutler Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 539-7853

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