The 2023 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 2023 Preschool + Private School Guide!




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. Register for a tour now!

At Gill St. Bernard’s School, we believe in fostering a love for learning from the very beginning. Our Preschool through 12th Grade program is designed to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment where young minds flourish.

Beginning in our Early Childhood program (Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten), we recognize the significance of the early childhood years in shaping the future leaders of tomorrow. Our holistic approach of teaching the whole child emphasizes not only academic excellence but also the development of strong character, social-emotional development, and a love for learning that will last a lifetime.

Enroll your child today and be a part of the vibrant and supportive community at Gill St. Bernard’s School.

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Founded in 2005, HudsonWay Immersion School is a Mandarin and Spanish immersion school for students in preK to Grade 8, with campuses in Stirling, New Jersey and Midtown West, New York City. In our program, young children ages 2 ½ – 5 develop all the early childhood development skills such as fine and gross motor skill development, social-emotional skills, literacy and cognitive development in a traditional program – but they learn them in two languages! Children develop in English and either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. Studies show that children who develop bilingual skills early become better students, have better focus and understanding of other cultures.

For more information visit or call 908-598-8088.

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.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is an independent Catholic school for boys and girls in pre-K through grade 6 and girls only in grades 7-12 in Summit, New Jersey. Our Little Acorns early childhood program is a place where knowledge and growth take root, laying the foundation for a lifetime of success. Just like a majestic tree starts as a humble seed, Little Acorns nurtures your child’s curiosity and intellect in a warm environment. Our program combines excitement and education, fostering a love for learning that’s the cornerstone of their future. With a curriculum infused with Catholic values, Little Acorns guides young minds to aim high, paving the way for a future filled with boundless possibilities. Visit us for a tour today, and prepare for your Little Acorn’s love of learning to take root.

Presbyterian Church Nursery School (PCNS) is a licensed preschool in Morristown, New Jersey. We provide a nurturing and stimulating Christian environment for young children in the Morristown area. Classes are held from September-June in the Presbyterian Church in Morristown Parish House at 65 South Street in Morristown for children ages 2½ – 5 years. Our experienced staff build rewarding relationships with students and families. Classes meet in the morning with the option of a variety of enrichment opportunities in the afternoon. We have a 60-year history helping young children thrive. PCNS is a great place to start!

Discover our values-driven community of academic excellence at Saint James School. 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 Morristown, and boasts sparkling classrooms, advanced technology, a brand new state-of-the-art playground and small class sizes designed to elevate the educational experience for all students.

Students thrive in a values-driven environment guided by expert faculty and a rigorous, challenging curriculum. 100% of St. E’s graduates seeking admission to private Catholic high schools are accepted to their preferred institution.

Whether beginning your child’s journey or considering a transfer, explore how the School of St. Elizabeth ensures academic success while fostering the character and development of confident young leaders.

Call 908.766.0244 to schedule a private tour.

Welcome to Westmont, an AMS and MSA-CESS 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 59th 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!

When you step onto The Willow School’s natural campus and walk through our hallways filled with laughter and light, you’ll probably find yourself wishing that this had been your school experience. Every day, students skip down halls adorned with colorful projects and lined with muddy boots, ready for outdoor adventures and hands-on learning. They attend Morning Gatherings where they reflect on virtues and learn to be articulate, confident speakers. Twice a day, they go outdoors to recess, learning to collaborate as they build forts or play soccer.

Willow students are encouraged to get messy, ask “how” and “why,” lend a hand, discover who they are, and connect with their peers, teachers, and schoolmates of all ages. Willow students are joyful, curious, and kind because every aspect of their education has been designed to foster a passion for learning, ethics, critical thinking, and community.

If you are looking for a school that is designed to bring out the best in your child, from Age 3 to Grade 8, let’s talk! Visit to start a conversation with our enrollment team.

More Morris County + Somerset Hills Preschools


The Albrook School
361 Somerville Rd, Basking Ridge

Apple Montessori Schools of Randolph
470 Millbrook Ave, Randolph
(973) 328-7737

Ascending Trends Academy
60 Washington Street, Suite 107G, Morristown

Assumption School
63 MacCulloch Ave, Morristown

Bedminster Township Public School
234 Somerville Road, Bedminster

Bright Horizons at Parsippany
2 Dryden Way, Parsippany

Carousel of Learning
244 Kingston Rd, Parsippany
(973) 884-2052

Center Grove Elementary School (Preschool Program)
25 Schoolhouse Rd, Randolph

Chatham Methodist Preschool
460 Main Street, Chatham

Children On the Green
50 S Park Pl, Morristown

Crawlers 2 Scholars Day School
At Dewy Meadows Village
409 King George Road, Basking Ridge

Denville KinderCare
162 E Main St, Denville

Dickerson School
250 Rte 24 # 1, Chester

The Dogwood School of Chester
8 Dogwood Dr, Chester

Environmental Montessori School
190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge

FM Kirby Children’s Center
54 East Street, Madison

Gentle Shepherd Christian Preschool
350 Lake Rd, Basking Ridge

Gingham Giraffe Preschool
234 Southern Blvd, Chatham

The Goddard School
3175 Route 10 E, Suite 1, Denville

The Goddard School
311 Smith Road, Parsippany

The Goddard School
1570 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph

Gottesman RTW Academy
146 Dover Chester Rd, Randolph

Harding Township School
34 Lee’s Hill Road, New Vernon

17 Mendham Rd, Peapack and Gladstone

Heritage Children’s Academy
1360 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph

Hilltop Christian Nursery School
14 Hilltop Rd, Mendham

Hilltop Elementary School – Preschool Program
12 Hilltop Road, Mendham
973-543-4251, ext. 133

iMandarin School (Chinese Immersion School)
84 Somerville Rd, Bedminster Township

St John’s Nursery School
379 Mount Harmony Road, Bernardsville

Just Kidz Child Care
480 South Beverwyck Road, Parsippany-Troy Hills

Lafayette Learning Center
31 Hazel St, Morristown

Lakeview Elementary School-Preschool Program
44 Cooper Rd, Denville

Learning Care Group
1 Bradford Rd, Bedminster Township

The Learning Experience – Denville
3121 NJ-10, Denville

The Learning Experience – Parsippany
1159 Parsippany Blvd.

Little Footprints Learning Center
520 King George Rd, Basking Ridge

Little Learner Academy
89 US-46, Denville

Little Promises Academy
1176 NJ-10, Randolph

Little Village Country Day School
26 W Hanover Ave, Randolph

Long Hill Christian Preschool
525 Shunpike Road, Chatham

Madison Cooperative Nursery School
4 Madison Ave, Madison

Mendham Cooperative Nursery School
8 Orchard St, Mendham

Mendham Country Day School
204 Morristown Rd, Basking Ridge

Mendham Township Elementary – Preschool Program
18 W Main St, Brookside

Montessori Children’s Academy
6 Kahn Rd, Morristown

The Montessori Children’s Academy of Chatham
286 Main Street, Chatham

Ogden Junior Preschool
286 Main Street, Chatham

Primrose School of Randolph
2A Middlebury Blvd, Randolph

The Red Oaks School
21 Cutler St, Morristown

Rhyme & Reason Preschool
8 Myers Ave, Denville

Robin’s Nest Nursery School: A Christian Montessori
321 Mine Brook Rd, Bernardsville
(908) 766-7686

Shalom Yeladim Nursery School
177 Speedwell Ave, Morristown
(973) 538-8284

Somerset Hills Montessori School
173 Madisonville Rd, Basking Ridge

Sprout House
200 Main Street, Chatham

Stanley Preschool
240 Southern Blvd, Chatham

Suburban Hills School
41 Oakdale Rd, Chester

Sunshine Preschool & Infant Care
3575 Valley Rd, Basking Ridge

Temple B’Nai Or Pre-School
60 Overlook Rd, Morristown

Tiny Turtle Academy
Highlands Village
574 Allen Road, Basking Ridge

Tree House Child Caring Center
1 E Oak St, Basking Ridge

Union Hill Church Preschool
427 Franklin Rd, Denville

St Vincent Martyr School
26 Green Village Road, Madison

Zimmer Preschool
3048 Valley Rd, Basking Ridge

More Morris County + Somerset Hills Private Schools

Private Schools

Academy of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Rd, Convent Station
(973) 290-5200

The Albrook School (Grades PreK-6)
361 Somerville Rd, Basking Ridge

All Saints Academy
189 Baldwin Road, Parsippany

Assumption School (Grades PreK-8)
63 MacCulloch Ave, Morristown

Delbarton School (Grades 7-12, All Boys)
230 Mendham Rd, Morristown

Far Hills Country Day School
697 US-202, Far Hills

Fusion Academy Morristown (Grades 6-12)
182 South Street Suite 4, Morristown

Gottesman RTW Academy (Grades PreK-8)
146 Dover Chester Rd, Randolph

Mendham Country Day School (Infant – Grade 8)
204 Morristown Rd, Basking Ridge

Morris Catholic High School (Grades 9-12)
200 Morris Ave, Denville

Morris County School of Technology (Grades 9-12)
400 E Main St, Denville

The Peck School (Grades K-8)
247 South St, Morristown

The Pingry School (Grades K-12)
Lower School
50 Country Day Drive, Short Hills

Middle & Upper Schools
131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge

The Red Oaks School
Primary & Elementary (Pre­K–Grade 4)
21 Cutler St, Morristown

Middle School (Grades 5–8)
40 Speedwell Ave, Morristown

Saint Elizabeth School
499 Park Road, Parsippany
(973) 540-0721

St Patrick School
45 Chatham Street, Chatham

St Vincent Martyr School
26 Green Village Road, Madison NJ

Villa Walsh Academy
455 Western Avenue, Morristown

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