Welcome to Willow
Welcome to Willow, a leading Age 3-Grade 8 private school serving 160 students from Gladstone, Bedminster, Maplewood, Mendham, Far Hills, Morristown, and 20+ communities in Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris, and Essex counties in New Jersey.
Willow is a school for families seeking a more progressive elementary or middle school experience. See what sets us apart:
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Joy Makes Us Brighter
All of our classes are infused with joy. As a private school in New Jersey, Willow has the independence to create a more dynamic curriculum, and engage students in Systems Thinking and many Academic Innovations unique to our school.
Virtues Make Us Kinder
Our Virtues program sets us apart from other public, private, and alternative schools. The active practice of virtues such as kindness, courage, responsibility, respect, and service is embedded into every aspect of school life.
Community Makes Us Stronger
We set higher standards for learning and for our day-to-day relationships with one another and our natural world. Our Unrivaled School Culture teaches students how to advocate for themselves and lead others.
Our maximum class size is 16. This ensures a more personalized education, allowing dedicated Willow faculty to teach students the way they learn best.
Willow’s outdoor learning program is built into our mission, giving us over 20 years of experience teaching students in and about nature.
Willow intentionally creates a learning environment that combines imaginative play with exploration and hands-on experiences. As students progress through Willow, the joy, creativity and inquiry that guides play-based learning is integrated into the curriculum.
A Better Way to Learn
Willow students are expected to acquire knowledge and demonstrate their capacity to analyze, evaluate, apply, and explain their learning to others. Through our unique Academic Innovations, Our students have every opportunity to learn with purpose and lead with character.
Whether you are exploring kindergarten, middle school, or the grades in between, Willow will open your eyes to all education can and should be. Use the form below to start a conversation with Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen.