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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

John Porcelli, Acting 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.

10/12/2015 Schools closed - Teacher workshops
6:45 PM
PTAC mtg.
@ Central Office, 2nd floor conf. room
7:00 PM
Family Leadership Academy
9:00 AM
Pancake Breakfast
9:00 AM
Book Fair Kick off
10/19/2015 In School Book Fair
7:30 PM
BOE Meeting
@ GIA Atrium
7:00 PM
Community Partners Meeting
4:00 PM
Book Fair Late Nite
6:30 PM
Parent Palooza Family Workshop
10/22/2015 Abbreviated Day
7:00 PM
District All-SATP Committee Mtg.

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.

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!

Click here to see the 2015-2016 Welcome Letter. 

Click here for the Week of Respect letter. 

Click here for a link to the Affirmative Action 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 Nishuane SATp meetings:

Oct. 28th  - 4pm                                    

Nov. 18th - 7:30pm                        

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:                         

Oct. 8th - 7:30pm                                  

Nov. 4th - 9:30am                              

Dec.2nd - 6-8pm (Craft Swap)                  

Jan. 6th - 9:30am                                    

Feb. 3rd - 7:30pm                                  

Mar. 2nd - 9:30am                                  

Apr. 6th - 9:30am                                      

June 1st - 9:30am




Page Updated: Feb 26, 2013

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