Montclair Public Schools
Renaissance @ Rand
Principal: Dr. Barbara Weller
176 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Montclair Public Schools


 Upcoming Field Research Trips

November 12/13 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip (All Classes)


November 13 - 6th Grade - Iselin (Jordan/Smith) 

November 13 - 7th Grade - Sleepy Hollow/Philipsburg Manor (Cullen/Khan)

November 20 - 6th Grade - Iselin (Dunn/Gazillo)

November 20 -  7th Grade - Sleepy Hollow/Philipsburg Manor (Thomas/Garzon)

November 20 - 8th Grade - 9/11 Museum and Memorial (All Classes) 

Of Special Note...

 Picture Day 11/11/15

8th grade students - Preparing for your Freshman Year

Incoming 6th Graders: Vaccination requirements

•   Call for Volunteers


•  School Action Team Page

•  Principal's Bulletin

•  Renaissance PTA Link

Renaissance School Safety Team 

Barbara Elder Weller, Principal

Anthony Colon, Teacher

Betty Strauss, School Nurse

Degra Aulderman, Secretary to the Principal

Gerard Citro, Student Assistance Counselor

Richard Page, School Security

Sam Angelo, Head Custodian

Ghana Hylton, Parent



School Information

School Hours
     Monday-Thursday:  8:20-4:05
     Friday: 8:20-2:35 
     Abbreviated Days: 8:20-1:10

Our Mission

The mission of the Renaissance at Rand Middle School is to mold individuals to think critically, responsibly, and empathetically. At the heart of our school are students, faculty and staff who continually investigate ideas, become deeply immersed in subjects, and develop a passion for learning.

We believe that all students can learn. We put appropriate programs in place to support learning.

The school makes full use of community resources including classes at the Soccer Domain and the Montclair Public Library. We teach students to value and contribute to their world through participation in Community Service classes. Our community partners provide us with service sites that include local nursery and elementary schools, the Township Attorney’s Office, the Red Cross, IHN, Toni’s Kitchen, and our own gardens whose harvest is frequently donated to community feeding programs.

As necessary tools for learning, computers are available for student and staff use in school and on field research. We also offer an ever-expanding range of STEAM courses which lead to natural applications of technology in a wide range of subjects.

We value learning from the world. Our units of study at all grade levels include field research and investigation. Field sites vary from museums and concert halls to outdoor wilderness and historical sites.

We strive daily to support students’ growth in all areas of learning.

14-Day Calendar

Wednesday, December 2

BOE Workshop
7:30 PM

Tuesday, December 8

Wrap & Roll  ●
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 9

Abbr. Day

PTAC mtg. ●
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, December 10

Abbr. Day

Glenfield Winter Concert
7:00 PM

Glenfield Winter Concert
7:00 PM

Friday, December 11

Abbr. Day

● PTA events

Page Updated: Oct 08, 2015