Fast Facts

Founded 1965
Serves 180 students age 3 through 8th Grade

American Montessori Society (AMS)
   *Accredited with non-traditional Montessori age groupings.
International Baccalaureate World School: Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)

Faculty Student to teacher ratio of 9:1
10 years average tenure
90% with Montessori or International Baccalaureate training
70% with advanced degrees
Mission The Red Oaks School develops each child's gifts by inspiring personal and intellectual growth, graduating high-achieving students who are happy, confident, resilient, and ready for the challenges ahead.
Curriculum We offer two internationally recognized educational programs – Montessori in the early years and International Baccalaureate in the middle school. Our curriculum is designed to reflect best practices in education, including: experiential learning, emphasis on higher-order thinking and problem-solving, deep study of topics, attending to the needs of the whole child, and collaborative learning.
Our Graduates Red Oaks graduates gain admission to the region's most competitive high schools, including:
  • Berkshire School
  • Blair Academy
  • Delbarton School
  • Gill St. Bernard's School
  • Kent Place School
  • The Lawrenceville School
  • Montclair Kimberley Academy
  • Morris County School Of Technology
  • Morristown-Beard School
  • Morristown High School STEM Academy
  • Newark Academy
  • Oratory Preparatory School
  • Academy of St. Elizabeth
  • Seton Hall Preparatory School
  • Peddie School
  • The Pingry School
  • Princeton International School of Mathematics & Science
  • Proctor Academy
  • Villa Walsh Academy
Standardized Testing Our students consistently outperform national, suburban, and independent schools on the rigorous Educational Record Bureau exams, as measured by median percentile scores.
Community Our community of families is regionally and globally diverse. They reside in 5 different counties within a 30-mile radius of the school.

Our families originate from 6 different continents and more than 26 different countries:
  • 20% of our students and 50% of our families originated from outside of the United States
  • 35% report a primary racial identification as non-white and 15% report more than one racial identity group
  • 30% of our students hold citizenship or dual citizenship in another country
  • 50% of our families speak another language or dialect (other than English) in their homes, with more than 30 different languages represented.