About CA

Christopher Academy offers an exceptional learning environment, tailored to the individual child from ages 2-1/2 to Grade One. With homelike classrooms, the Montessori Method is filled with hands-on materials, each with a lesson to learn and a problem to solve. Our students enjoy a prepared environment designed to recognize and propel each child to learn, to grow, to achieve at the most appropriate pace to the best of his or her own ability.

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Christopher Academy serves children in full-day, half-day and part-week programs. We offer an extended day program and a lunch program for our half-day children. All programs are staffed by Montessori-certified teachers.

A torch-bearer of excellence in Early Childhood and Montessori education, Christopher Academy helped to found the New Jersey Montessori Association Corporation and established a high-quality Montessori teacher education program in the state.

Graduates of Christopher Academy are regularly welcomed into the finest private elementary schools in the area. Others transition to their neighborhood schools with equal success. Christopher Academy guides the child to build his or her own foundation by providing challenging academic materials within a comfortable, child-directed environment.

Christopher Academy ensures the quality of its program from classroom to classroom by supporting professional, career teachers. With the average faculty tenure approaching ten years, Christopher Academy provides a tradition and continuity of exceptional care. Each of our Lead Teachers is university educated, with many holding advanced degrees. Our Lead Teachers are all fully Montessori certified.  Our school's history includes professional teachers who have served children in our community for decades.


New Jersey's oldest Montessori school, now celebrating our 57th Anniversary.

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Please call the school to arrange an interview or tour.




Christopher Academy

510 Hillcrest Ave.

Westfield, NJ 07090

Phone: (908) 233-7447
Fax: (908) 322-4616

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