The 2022 Preschool + Private School Guide - Morris Bernards Moms

We are so fortunate to live in an area that offers so many school options for families. Whether you are looking for faith based education, preschool focused, all boys, all girls or co-ed we’ve curated a list of the areas greatest preschools & private schools in our 2022 Preschool + Private School Guide!

Located in picturesque Convent Station, the Academy of Saint Elizabeth is the oldest Catholic school for girls in New Jersey. Boasting an unparalleled legacy of success rooted in traditional Catholic values, the Academy builds a strong sisterhood and a foundation for college and future leadership. Young women strive for excellence while being part of a vibrant, nurturing community. Expert faculty, modern innovation and a mission of purpose create the ideal educational experience for girls. With a steadfast commitment to academic rigor, community service and athletics, AOSE graduates in the Class of 2022 received over $10 million in scholarships to premier colleges and universities.

We invite you to visit our campus and discover how our spirit of sisterhood distinguishes the Academy from other college preparatory schools. Begin your journey at

From the moment you walk through our front door, you can feel the warmth of our school community. At Chatham Day School, every student is known, valued, and celebrated. Interests are fostered. Meaningful relationships take center stage. Our teachers believe that all students hold the power of greatness and they seek to nurture them in that process. Here success is defined as a love of learning, a commitment to personal growth, and hard work. Chatham Day School graduates leave our campus with a strong sense of self, purpose, and possibility. We can’t wait to show you around and watch your future Hawks take flight.

Early childhood education is so much more than learning letters and numbers. It is children learning about themselves and about others in the community. It is expanding empathy and learning how to care for the needs of others. It is learning to wait your turn and to choose a second choice while you’re waiting.

It is solving problems creatively and resolving conflicts peacefully.
It is developing healthy self-esteem based on real accomplishments, not artificial praise.
It is celebrating our strength and learning how to recover from defeat.
Early childhood is a time to experience the fullness and wonder of life.

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Gill St. Bernard’s School is a coeducational, nonsectarian, independent school that prepares students academically, socially, and ethically for college and a meaningful life. Located on 208 beautiful acres in Gladstone, NJ, Gill St. Bernard’s offers an intentionally balanced learning approach that combines a rigorous academic curriculum, impressive arts and athletics program, experiential learning opportunities, and an ever-growing list of extracurricular activities that allows our Preschool to 12th grade students to discover new passions while building their skill sets in the classroom and beyond.

To learn more about Gill St. Bernard’s School, please visit and join our upcoming open house events.

The Haven Collection is an innovative, new familycare club which offers childcare from ages 0-5 years old, fitness, and coworking spaces all under one roof for our members. They have taken the notion of traditional childcare and turned it on its head. Inspired by the approaches of Montessori and Reggio Emilia, their fully licensed childcare program has a play-based curriculum allowing children the opportunity to explore, collaborate, and build confidence. Parents are not required to stay on premises but are welcome to use the gym or work in spaces which are designed to feel calm, familiar, and comfortable, enabling maximum productivity.

At TLE we make early education and daycare joyful, engaging and fun so children are happy to learn, play and grow. From our Infant program through Kindergarten our L.E.A.P.® (Learning Experience Academic Program) curriculum uses fun, hands-on activities throughout early education to help children develop intellectually, socially and cognitively. Along with our beloved characters that help make learning even more fun we create an environment where kids feel comfortable and where their curiosity and creativity are rewarded.

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Ensuring the growth and well-being of every student has always been the cornerstone of the philosophy at Morristown Beard School, an independent, coed school for grades 6 to 12 in Morristown, N.J.

Every student is empowered to discover an intellectual pathway that excites and inspires them. Signature academic programs offer students a wide range of options for learning as well as the support and structure needed to succeed in their individual academic journeys. Balanced with a commitment to experiential learning and social-emotional development, these programs provide a robust learning experience that engages each student.

Visit our website to learn more about MBS and to see a list of our admission events.

Mount Saint Mary Academy is a Catholic, independent college-preparatory school for young women rooted in the Core Values of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Since 1908, the mission of Academy has been dedicated to challenging each student to develop her fullest potential in a Christian atmosphere of love and caring. We are committed to academic excellence with special concern for women.

Mount St. Mary will host its Open House on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 2 to 4:30 pm. Visit our website for registration details.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a Catholic independent school for boys and girls in pre-K to grade 6 and girls only in grades 7-12. Our youngest learners are part of Oak Knoll’s Little Acorns program, which celebrates the gifts and talents of each child through guided and self-directed learning. Our beautiful 11-acre campus in Summit, New Jersey, provides the perfect backdrop for our students to explore the outdoors, and our intentionally designed programming sparks their creativity and critical thinking, and fosters the development of their independence and self-esteem.

Register now for a small group tour on campus to learn about why a quality pre-K program makes all the difference.

The mission of Saint James School is to develop Christ-centered academic excellence in all of our students, and the entire St. James School community shares in this mission. Our students learn to live a life of virtue. We promise to provide a safe, engaging and fun learning environment to nurture your child’s emerging skills.

We believe in using our gifts and talents in the service of others and the importance of conversation as a means to growth. We believe in the power of love to help us realize our God-given potential and the importance of seeking truth, beauty, and goodness. We believe in a community where all members are respected and where we celebrate the accomplishments of one another.

School of St. Elizabeth is the premier choice for private education in the Catholic tradition of excellence, offering personalized instruction for Pre-K – 8th Grade. Their convenient Bernardsville campus is just minutes from Mendham, and boasts sparkling classrooms, advanced technology, and small class sizes designed to elevate the educational experience for all students.

Their traditional learning model boasts expert faculty and rigorous, challenging curriculum—enabling students to achieve ahead of their peers and find success at even the most competitive high schools.

Contact them today and find out why St. E’s is the ideal, affordable choice for parents looking for a faith-based environment that stimulates intellectual curiosity, encourages creativity, and fosters kindness and self-respect.

Call 908.766.0244 for a private tour.

Welcome to Westmont, an AMS and MSCHE Accredited School!

Flash forward a year from now…a decade from now…what will your child have in common with today’s most remarkable innovators, such as the Google co-founders and the creator of The foundation of a Montessori education!

The Westmont Montessori School, now celebrating its 58th anniversary, is a unique learning environment, alive with an atmosphere that embraces and nurtures children, along with a strong community of parents, students, faculty, staff and board members dedicated to one common goal: providing life-long academic, social, and emotional skills to support each child in the ever-changing world.

Discover Westmont for your child!

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