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22 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042


Nishuane School

32 Cedar Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042

Grades: K-2
Map and directions
Theme: Gifted & Talented

Jill McLaughlin, Principal

Evan Kozak, Assistant Principal

Calendar Events

The following are upcoming events for the next 14 days. PTA events in red. See full calendar for all schools.

9:30 AM
PTA Meeting
3/5/2015 PARCC (performance-based) - ELA, Gr. 4, 6, 10
7:30 PM
Board of Education Budget Workshop
@ MHS Auditorium
3/9/2015 PARCC (performance-based) - ELA, Gr. 4, 6, 10
3/10/2015 PARCC (performance-based) - ELA, Gr. 3, 7, 9
6:45 PM
PTAC Meeting
7:00 PM
PTA/SAT Meeting w/ 8th Grade MHS Orientation 7 p.m.
3/13/2015 PARCC (performance-based) - Gr. 5, 8/Algebra 2 Math
3/16/2015 PARCC (performance-based) - Math, Gr. 5, 8/Algebra 2 Math
7:30 PM
BOE Mtg.
@ MHS Auditorium
3/17/2015 PARCC (performance-based) - Math, Gr. 4, 6/Geometry Math
7:00 PM
SEPAC meeting
@ Northeast

Mission: Nishuane School is a vibrant and welcoming community with an emphasis on academic leadership, love of learning and an appreciation for the arts.
Vision: Nishuane School grows creative and engaged leaders who value friendship, fairness and fun through academic exploration, healthy relationships, and exposure to the arts to navigate a diverse and global community.

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.

We had our Jazz Celebration Assembly on February 20th. Parents Monifa Brown and Bruce Williams engaged students to explore the origins of jazz- a unique art from born out of the African American experience that has traveled the world and is now played by all cultures around the globe. The presentation included a musical performance by Bruce Williams along with musicians Mr. Ector and Mr. Schwartz! They had students participate and join in the fun!

Check out some pictures of this event over on the Nishuane News page.


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 Meetings for Nishuane School SAT:




Page Updated: Feb 26, 2013

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