Montclair Public Schools
Nishuane School
Principal: Jill McLaughlin
Assistant Principal: Evan Kozak
32 Cedar Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Montclair Public Schools
Registration information for all new students for the 2016-17 school year is now available. Click here.


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Please see NEW PARCC information for School Year 2015-2016.

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2016-2017 Aesthetic/CI Registration Info (Current Kindergarten & 1st Grade Students: 

Registration took place April 4th-8th, 2016.

Please watch the Registration Video to learn how to register online.

Please visit our CI & Aesthetics page for further information. Click here for the registration flyer that was sent home.


 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:

Apr. 20th - 4pm
May 18th - 7:30pm
June 8th - 4pm 


Upcoming PTA meetings:

June 1st - 9:30am


School Information

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About our school: Virtual tour video

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

see full calendar

Friday, April 29

PARCC Window (Gr. 3-8)

Monday, May 2

Get Fit/Arty Party Begins ●

Teacher Appreciation Week ●

School placement forms available

Tuesday, May 3

Teacher Appreciation Week ●

Staff Spring Luncheon ●

Wednesday, May 4

Teacher Appreciation Week ●

BOE Workshop
7:30 PM

Thursday, May 5

Teacher Appreciation Week ●

District Family Advisory Council
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday, May 6

Teacher Appreciation Week ●

Tuesday, May 10

District All-SATP Committee Mtg.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday, May 11

PTAC mtg. ●
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

● PTA events

Page Updated: Oct 26, 2015