b'Open HouseCome On In!Check out the open house schedules for our private schools and preschools and read the advice from their school leaders. Please note those that are virtual vs. in person.SCHOOL/CONTACT OPEN HOUSE DATES ADVICE FROM SCHOOL LEADERSAcademy of Saint Elizabeth Open House Dates "We are thrilled to welcome our students back full-time, in-person 2 Convent Road, Convent Station October 18, in person, space isthis fall. Register for an open house to learn about how the faculty Deborah Kane, Annmarie Gallo, Admissions limited and staff are best meeting the needs of our young womenacademi-973-290-5225 October 22, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.cally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually."aosenj.org interactive Zoom open house Admissions TeamNovember 6, 12:00 -1:00 p.m. interactive Zoom open houseRegister at aosenj.orgThe Childrens Academy November 21, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00Come explore the Montessori classroom and meet teachers with 37 Church Mall, Springfield p.m.over 20 years of experience. Gain an understanding of our Montes-973-379-3524 January 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00sori beliefs, open door policy and our love for what we bring to our Debra Smith, Director p.m. childrens learning experience.973-379-3524 Debra Smith, Directorthechildrensacademy@comcast.netchildrensacademy.netFar Brook SchoolVirtual Open House Dates: Although the admissions process looks different this year, the student 52 Great Hills Road, Short Hills October 20 (Nursery &experience remains a key consideration when looking at independent Emi Ithen, Director of Enrollment ManagementKindergarten) schools. See if you can connect with current parents, check out the 973-379-3442 October 21 (Grades 1 - 3) schools social media channels, and visit virtual open houses. Whether farbrook.org October 22 (Grades 4 - 8) remote or in person, students should be joyful and excited to go to RSVP: farbrook.org/openhouse school every day! I would also recommend asking to see the schools reopening plans for this year. You can tell a lot about a schools values by examining how this unpredictable time has been handled. Are schools considering the social emotional well-being of students as es-sential to reopening? Are there opportunities for social connections for a student who has opted for distance learning?Are schools utilizing their outdoor spaces wisely and creatively? What will your childs experience be?Emi Ithen, Director of Enrollment ManagementKent Place School Virtual Open House Dates: During an open house, ask yourself: Do students seem engaged and 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit October 4, 1:00 -3:00 p.m.excited about their school? Do the teachers seem to be experts in their Julia Wall, Assistant Head of School for(Preschool - Grade 11) field and passionate about their work? Does the school seem invested Enrollment and Strategy November 14, 9:30 -11:00 a.m.in resources that allow for innovation and creativity to thrive? These 908-273-0900, ext. 254 (Preschool) are critical markers of an excellent school community. kentplace.org/admission/dates November 14, 10:00 a.m. Julia Wall, 12:00 p.m. (K - Grade 11) Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and StrategyDecember 2, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Preschool - Grade 5)December 3, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Grades 6-11)Montclair Cooperative School Please check website for details onThe Montclair Cooperative School is a communitythat65 Chestnut Street, Montclair virtual information sessions. supports each other and works together to create a safe and exciting Ana Younghusband, Co-Head of School, Programlearning environment for its students. We will be holding virtual & Education information sessions and we encourage you to connect with current 973-783-4955 parents to learnmore about all aspects of the Co-op experience.montclaircoop.org Ana Younghusband, Co-Head of School, Program & Education 46/ matters magazine / fall 2020'