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Parent Community

Parents are an integral part of the MKA community, and their involvement is welcomed throughout the school. Working in partnership with the administration, parents have a special opportunity for participation in school life through PAMKA, the school's exceptionally active Parents' Association.

Hundreds of parent volunteers run events and programs devoted to fundraising, serving the local community, supporting the faculty, and bringing together families for social and educational events. From being involved with organizing the largest school Book Fair in the country, to helping chaperone a class trip, there is something for every parent to help with in enriching the MKA educational experience.

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Hear From the Community

Middle and Upper School Parent

While the 2019-2020 school year didn't end as anyone could have expected, we are sure we made the right decision to choose MKA for both of our children.

Middle and Upper School Parent

On Remote Learning, Primary School Parent2

Teachers have been incredibly responsive, providing useful and encouraging feedback. They are also quick to respond to any questions/problems we as a family might have and to come up with creative solutions.

On Remote Learning, Primary School Parent 

On Remote Learning, Primary School Parent

Pre-K teachers are doing an amazing job of designing creative, engaging lessons for the kids and keeping everyone connected.

On Remote Learning, Primary School Parent

MS Parent on Remote Learning

Having a check-in with every teacher has resulted in more structure and has helped her establish a more regular routine. Also, she appreciates the live contact with the teachers.

On Remote Learning, Middle School Parent

Upper School Parent - Remote Learning

The quantity of remote instruction has been fabulous. 

On Remote Learning, Upper School Parent

MS Student

The day’s go by much quicker than my old school and learning is fun at MKA.

Fourth Grade Student 

Kevin Bednar, US Parent

Words really can’t describe how happy we are with our son's and our experience with Montclair Kimberly Academy. The staff – administration – coaches – teachers – advisors – all amazing.  Beyond competent.  It’s truly a special place. 

Upper School Parent

Elizabeth Clothier, Us Parent

The thoughtfulness and professionalism of the faculty, staff, and administrators has consistently impressed us and has further proved to us that our decision to send our daughter to MKA was the right one! She has had a great year, and has developed some terrific friends, engaged with her teachers, and played on two terrific teams. All good things!

Upper School Parent

John Randolph, Ps Parent

It has certainly been a wonderful and memorable year. Throughout the year, we have been so happy with the school, the teachers and administrators, and the MKA families. We are looking forward to watching our child grow and thrive at MKA. We couldn’t be happier with the school. MKA is a welcoming and wonderful place!

Primary School Parent

MS Parent 6th Grade

I am extremely impressed by MKA’s diversity... The school has delivered on that beyond our expectations. We are so delighted to be part of the community. 

Middle and Upper School Parent 

Student Quote, Potash- MS

I’m so happy I chose MKA. Thank you to my friends for making this the best school year of my life.

Middle School Student

MS Parent

MKA is truly a special place and we are thankful to be part of it. I look forward to the many incredible days ahead!

Middle School Parent

Barbara Sakovits, Upper Parent

Our daughter had a fantastic year at MKA! Everything exceeded our expectations. It’s hard to believe she will soon be a sophomore… we are all looking forward to the next few years, and we are excited for what she will accomplish!

Upper School Parent

Jen Marshall, Upper School Parent

My daughter has had a wonderful experience. I’m so glad we sent her to MKA because her teachers have really seen and appreciated her.

Upper School Parent

2019-2020 School Year Photos

Information Regarding Remote Learning

We aspire to return to all school activities on our three campuses in fall 2020. Specific decisions and plans regarding our return to school are continuing to be finalized. Our Roadmap Back to School, linked below, will serve as a dynamic communication, reflecting with more specificity over the weeks ahead, the evolving plan for our return to school.

Current Parents

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