Montclair Public Schools
Nishuane School
Principal: Jill McLaughlin
Assistant Principal: Evan Kozak
32 Cedar Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Montclair Public Schools


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Click here for the School Pictures Ordering Information 

Check out the new Sound Bites feature on our Mandarin webpage! 


Please remember to send any changes in dismissal procedures to your child's classroom teacher in writing.  Changes that are made late in the afternoon cause disruptions to a smooth dismissal. Exceptions, of course, can be made in the event of emergencies. Thank you for your understanding and partnership. 

Click here to view our Nishuane School Improvement Plan.  

Click here for the latest Nishuane News. 

Click here for the latest newsletters from the classroom teachers.

Please visit the Educational Resources page of this site for information on how you can help your child become a better reader.

School Action Team for Partnerships (SATp)

Upcoming Nishuane SATp meetings:

Dec.16th - 4pm
Jan. 27th - 7:30pm
Feb. 17th - 4pm
Mar. 16th - 7:30pm
Apr. 20th - 4pm
May 18th - 7:30pm
June 8th - 4pm 


Upcoming PTA meetings:                       

Jan. 6th - 9:30am
Feb. 3rd - 7:30pm
Mar. 2nd - 9:30am
Apr. 6th - 9:30am
June 1st - 9:30am



Around Our School

Week of Respect

Montclair Students Celebrate Walk to School Day

More news about our school.

School Information

Mission: Nishuane School provides students with the foundational skills to develop their talents and interests to ensure academic success in a diverse environment; actively engaging families and partnering with the community. 

Vision: Nishuane School is a diverse school that develops creative, curious, and confident learners through academic exploration, healthy relationships, and exposure to the arts.

Open: 9:20 a.m.
Close: 3:35 p.m.
Dismissal Time on Abbreviated Days: 2:10 p.m.

Full Day K-2 Program
Half-day Kindergarten Option: 9:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (T & Th, or M-F)

Nishuane's curriculum presumes that all children have special gifts and talents, which the school has a responsibility to identify and nurture. Through "Aesthetics" courses, students discover and develop new interests and knowledge. These require no special talent, just a willingness to learn and sample new experiences and challenges. "Creative I" (CI) modules support students' interests and talents, allowing them to pursue ideas in greater depth and providing outlets for them to excel. Students are selected to participate in CIs based on recommendations and assessments. Both Aesthetics and CIs are offered in a wide range of disciplines, including leadership, computers, and all the visual and performing arts.

14-Day Calendar

Thursday, November 26

District closed - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27

District closed - Thanksgiving

Monday, November 30

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

Tuesday, December 1

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

Wednesday, December 2

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

BOE Workshop
7:30 PM

Thursday, December 3

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

Holiday Staff Luncheon ●

Cycle 1 CI/A end

Friday, December 4

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

Grading Cycle 1 ends

Saturday, December 5

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

Sunday, December 6

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

Monday, December 7

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

Tuesday, December 8

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

Wrap & Roll  ●
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 9

Holiday Gift Giving  ●

Abbr. Day

PTAC mtg. ●
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

● PTA events

Page Updated: Oct 26, 2015