About Montclair

The Township of Montclair is a vibrant New Jersey community. Nestled at the foot of the First Watchung Mountain, Montclair is identified by its diverse population, grand old homes, proximity to New York City and its thriving arts community. The second largest university in the state resides in Montclair as well as an art museum, live theaters, art galleries and a wide range of boutiques. Montclair's lively business districts are flush with restaurants, movie theaters, shops and nightlife that attract visitors from all over the region.

Montclair is a model for Sustainable Communities – designated a Clean Energy Leader by the N.J. Board of Public Utilities and a Climate Showcase Community by the U.S. EPA – with vigorous recycling and home composting programs, Environmental and Conservation Elements in our Master Plan, active bike and walk advocacy, a thriving Farmers Market in its 25th season, a Green Business recognition program, and a hub of public charging stations for pluggable electric vehicles.

The Township’s public schools are dedicated to educational excellence for every child. The district serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade and comprises seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. The district’s award-winning magnet system has elementary and middle schools identified by the themes: global studies, science & technology, creating connections, Montessori, university, STEM, environmental science, and gifted & talented. Its academically challenging high school provides a diverse curriculum center for social justice and visual art and performance options.

Montclair also has excellent private schools for Pre-K through 12th grade, and for students with special education needs.