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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
201 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042
Telephone
(973) 746-9800
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
December 13
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,620
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Montclair Kimberley Academy

Welcome to Montclair Kimberley Academy and thank you for your interest in our school. We encourage you to thoroughly explore our website as an introduction to our award-winning and exceptional Pre-K-12 coeducational independent day school. If you want to learn more about attending MKA, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office - admissions@mka.org.

MKA is a robust school community with over 1000 students on three campuses (Pre-K-3rd, 4th-8th, 9th-12th). We function as one school through a clearly articulated curriculum whose hallmarks include our unique and longstanding Pre-K-12 Signature Programs: the Culture of Ethics, The Writing Challenge and The MKA Core, as well as a nationally recognized program for integrating technology in the curriculum. At MKA, the work of our teachers and the lives of our students are shaped by our Mission Statement and the ideals of our motto, “Knowledge, Vision, Integrity.”

Montclair Kimberley Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1360
142 responses
Average ACT
31
100 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • The annual Gathering of all three campuses.
    20%
  • Field Day
    20%
  • Winter musical
    15%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • House Competitions
    8%
  • Basketball games
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,034
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    74%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
    Poll
    78%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $113,293
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,518
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $604,200
    National
    $184,700

    Montclair Kimberley Academy Reviews

    100 reviews
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    I can’t rave enough about the MKA primary school. My daughter was a new student in the first grade and struggled academically in the beginning of the this school year. By the end of this school year, she has improved tremendously in her reading, writing and math skills. More importantly, my daughter’s mindset has improved too. She now believes that she is competent and does not become easily discouraged. I think MKA has a good balance between nurturing and providing the students with challenging curriculum. The faculty really got to know my child very well and paid close attention on how to help her. I really appreciate the faculty’s candid and thorough evaluation of my daughter and recommendations for improvement. Please contact the school for any questions about the curriculum. The faculty and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. MKA is a very special place and I am so happy that my husband and I chose to send our daughter to school there.
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    So I am currently in 8th grade finishing up the year, I have been going to this school for my whole entire life, since kindergarten to 8th grade. I was planning at the beginning of the year to continue my time at the Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School (High School) but since 7th grade, I really have been struggling majorly in this school. The Academic level at this school is way above the average public school. It is roughly two to three years ahead than any other average 8th grader in public school. My parents are wonderful, they pay all this money for me to go to this school, and unfortunately, this school just really has not been for me, I mean I am sure other students and kids will find this school to be amazing and just right for them, but I would guess that for the majority of average income kids will find it to be way over the top for them. There is so much more I have to write but unfortunately, I am running out of words so I'm gonna cut this short.
    The Montclair Kimberley Academy is a highly ranked academic school in Montclair NJ. With an average-to good diversity rate this schools teachers for the most great. There are many opportunities for clubs, and safety is outstanding. This school is sometimes considered to have a greater work load than college so it does prepare you for harsh college conditions. Though both for girls and boys MKA culture seems to favor conditions for female students, though MKA changed the boys dress code to more casual where like the girls.