Voices

Matthew Rubenstein '17
Student

Since I've my freshmen year here, I've been lucky enough to participate in a lot of what the school has to offer.


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The job of the Grade Dean here is to understand, support and enhance the student experience. The hope is to get a picture of the whole MKA student; to see them laterally across disciplines and commitments and to find new and creative ways to support them. Cort Bosc, Director of Global Experiences
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Savannah Fusaro '14
Alumni

I was a lifer, so I definitely learned a thing or two, and had endless opportunities throughout my time at MKA.


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MKA undoubtedly influenced my path toward a career in higher education. As an MKA student, I was always encouraged to be my best self and pursue whatever dreams my heart desired. Chris Smith '84
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With a busy schedule, I have to find time to work on each of my disciplines, but at a school like MKA, I feel I am supported to explore many different areas of interest. Nico Espinosa Dice '18


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Karen Gulliver
PAMKA President and Current Parent
Since relocating to Montclair, and joining the MKA community in 2010
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Tony Jones
Faculty

As accomplished as our seniors are, I have been most moved by their commitment to growth.


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The value MKA placed on cultivating student's intellectual and socio-emotional growth allowed me to become a well-rounded individual and prepared me for future successes. Elise McMullen '08
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Jolie Curran '18
Student

MKA has a lot to offer in many different fields. As a freshman, I enjoyed performing in all the theatre at MKA and anything that had to do with the arts, such as co-editing our arts newspaper The Informer.


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At MKA we are put outside our normal comfort levels and encouraged to try unique and different activities. Before MKA, I would never have imagined myself joining a chorus or taking a dance class. These experiences have helped me to become a more diverse and balanced person. Emily Talkow '20
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Dillon Carroll '16
Class of 2016

I arrived to MKA in 9th grade as a relatively shy, yet determined student, who had no clue as to just how incredible, and impactful, the MKA faculty was.

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Mira Rajani '19
Student

In addition to having a superior academic curriculum, MKA promotes students to participate in activities outside the classroom that help develop social and emotional skills.


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My favorite thing about MKA is the library. I get to go there every day to read and write! Amari Phillips '29
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Jack MIller '17
Student

I transitioned to MKA in my junior year which I was kind of nervous about because that was a weird time to transfer.


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My education at MKA left me prepared to face the challenges of running a construction business, and the lessons I learned during that time, I still use today. Dan Carson '83
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Ross Turkington '16
Alumni

I remember during my sophomore year French class, Doc (the nickname of Dr. Michael Houston) told the class he had an extremely interesting video to watch...

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Erin (Culbreth) Hotchkiss '02
Alumni

I graduated from MKA in 2002, and frequently reflect on the education I received there and how it prepared me for both college and my career...

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Michael Braun '01
Alumni

My biggest piece of advice to current students regarding their May Term experience is this...


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Mitch Decter
Class of 1994 & Current Parent

Last year, I attended my 20-year reunion at MKA. It was great to reconnect with many friends that I lost touch with over the years...

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Laura Jackson
Class of 2005

When my parents told me that I had an interview with Montclair Kimberley Academy after being away at summer camp, I knew that my life would never be the same...


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The type of educational environment I experienced at the Upper School, I believe, is unique to MKA, and I want to make sure the school upholds its tradition of attracting and maintaining the very best faculty so that it can continue to be an extraordinary place to learn and develop. Jennifer Ladda
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Salem Belay '16
Alumni

Moving in the middle of high school is not easy—especially if the move is across the globe and into a completely different academic environment...

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Tom Holt
Faculty

Thanks to MKA's ongoing investment in professional development, I was able to attend the Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Oregon...

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We all have an inherent bias and have to intentionally examine our curricula to look for ways in which we can transform them to be multicultural. Carlaina Bell
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Amy South
Parent

This year, I have had the pleasure of witnessing volunteers banding together to make things happen and developing new friendships along the way...

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All my teachers taught me with their unwavering support and unfailing patience that I can do anything. I could be an art kid and a science geek and an English nerd all at the same time, that I can do the impossible and get straight A's, but that I am also valued as a person, regardless of my grades. Emma Bruce '16
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Alex Langbein
Class of 2003 & Faculty

I wake up every morning happy and excited to go to the Primary School...

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Caylie Marden
Faculty

Going to Reggio Emilia, Italy and visiting the preschools there and seeing the outstanding achievements of the students completely changed my life...

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