Montrose Alternative High School 365 Clark St, South Orange, NJ07079 The Montrose School (formerly an elementary school) houses Columbia High School's alternative program for students at…More risk of not graduating. It's currently undergoing renovations for roof and masonry repairs.
Columbia High School 17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ07040 Columbia High School (CHS) has students from South Orange and Maplewood. Dr. Lovie Lilly is the principal. Famous grads…More (and inductees to the CHS Hall of Fame) include Lauryn Hill ('93), Elisabeth Shue ('81), Andrew Shue ('85) and Paul Auster ('65). School statistics are taken from the state Department of Education's school report card for 2006-2007.
One of the most recent improvements to the school was converting the industrial arts section in the B-wing into a Black Box Theater used by the school's Parnassian Society for theater productions. Columbia competes in the Iron Hills Conference and is historically strong in soccer and track and field.
Maria Priadka School of Dance 50 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ07079 A graduate of the Dance Educators of America Teachers Training School, Maria Priadka promotes an environment where…More students learn creative movement and enjoy physical, intellectual and social growth that will last a lifetime. Priadka is a member of the Dance Masters of America and the Professional Dance Teachers Association. She has been running the school for over 30 years.
South Mountain School 444 W South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ07079 The student body of South Mountain School is comprised of grades two through five and two classes of full-day…More kindergarteners. An additional three classes of full-day kindergarteners and first graders attend the South Mountain Annex, but the administration is the same for the two schools. The principal is Tina Lehn.
Kumon Math & Reading Center of South Orange is an after-school math and reading program for students of all ages.…More Kumon schools have a unique, longer term approach to helping students. Their programs focus on core academic skills and also nurture strengths that are key to a child's success throughout their schooling. The South Orange center also has a Junior Kumon program for pre-school and kindergarten students.
John Lang, formerly affiliated with the Gallatin School of Individual Study at New York University, is a certified Kumon instructor and the owner of the South Orange center. Free placement exams are available, more information is available on their website.
Mickey Fried Nursery School of Oheb Shalom 170 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ07079 In addition to its regular staff, this nursery school has specialists who teach music, movement, science and…More yoga. Afternoon extended day classes for 3 and 4-year-olds include Creative Concoctions on Monday, Science on Tuesday, Yoga on Wednesday, Art 101 on Thursday and Fun with Literature on Friday. Fall classes typically fill up by the previous spring, but there is no registration deadline. This school also offers early morning drop off beginning at 8am.
Marshall School 262 Grove Rd, South Orange, NJ07079 Marshall School, which serves kindergarten through second grade students, is partnered with Maplewood's Jefferson…More School, which teaches third through fifth grades. The two schools share a PTA. Marshall's principal is Dr. Angelica Allen. Marshall has an after-school enrichment program and, inspired by its diverse student body, hosts international dinners as well as a movie night in January. It also has a large playground. Statistics are taken from the 2006-07 New Jersey school report card.