A unique learning community

At Willow, we believe a fulfilling school experience is measured by what’s learned both inside and outside the classroom. Parents choose Willow for our welcoming environment, which is nurturing and inclusive of everyone in our community. We accomplish this through mindful programs such as Willow Gatherings—twice-weekly meetings for our children and parents to enjoy each other’s company and reflect on their day. There is also Harvest Soup, a fall tradition where students and parents practice gratitude by harvesting the produce from our garden and turning it into a special soup shared by the whole community.

Willow also has an intentionally small class size, with a maximum of 16 students per class, and an 8-to-1 student-teacher ratio. This allows students to be known not just by their classroom teachers, but by the entire school. Small classes also mean that students cannot fade into the background. They learn to develop and manage relationships with their peers and others. Lower and Middle School students have recess together each day, and students from different grades work together in buddy classes throughout the year.

Our innovative curriculum and community-building programs lead to collaboration, teamwork, and good communication skills that deepen our connections.

Willow Gatherings
Willow Gatherings

A cherished tradition, Willow Gatherings allows all of us to come together to deepen our exploration of the virtues, as we enjoy each other’s company and a mindful moment.

Harvest Soup
Harvest Soup

Each November, this community-wide tradition engages students and parents in the practice of gratitude. Everyone helps harvest the produce sowed in the garden and turn it into a special soup shared by the whole school community.

Earth Day
Earth Day

Every year, the entire Willow community honors Earth Day with meaningful environmental service projects on- and off-campus

Talent Show
Talent Show

Open to all students, the annual production is 100% organized and directed by Middle School students.

Grandparents & Friends Day
GrandFriends Day

A special day that gives grandparents and grandfriends the opportunity to experience Willow, including breakfast, visits to classrooms, musical performances and more.

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Willow Gatherings

A cherished tradition, Willow Gatherings allows all of us to come together to deepen our exploration of the virtues, as we enjoy each other’s company and a mindful moment.

Harvest Soup

Each November, this community-wide tradition engages students and parents in the practice of gratitude. Everyone helps harvest the produce sowed in the garden and turn it into a special soup shared by the whole school community.

 

Earth Day

Every year, the entire Willow community honors Earth Day with meaningful environmental service projects on- and off-campus.

Talent Show

Open to all students, the annual production is 100% organized and directed by Middle School students.

GrandFriends Day

A special day that gives grandparents and grandfriends the opportunity to experience Willow, including breakfast, visits to classrooms, musical performances and more.

Our Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen is a valued Willow community member. Contact her at (908) 470-9500, ext. 1100 or via email.

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Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen is here to help! Contact her at (908) 470-9500, ext. 1100 or via email

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