School Hours

8:00 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.


New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)



Class Size


Student-Teacher Ratio of 8:1

Founded in 2000

Independent, co-educational day school for Age 3-Grade 8 in Gladstone, New Jersey

Our Students

160 students from about 30 communities in Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris, and Essex counties

Our Faculty

Willow classrooms are led by master teachers; about 75% of our faculty members hold advanced degrees. 

Our Campus

34 acres of woods, fields, streams and working gardens is a learning laboratory for curiosity, exploration, and discovery with our robust outdoor learning program.

4 buildings built for educational achievement with natural light, fresh air, and other amenities for optimum learning. 3 of our campus buildings are LEED-certified, including one that is classified as a Living Building.

Before and After School Programs

We typically offer before care, afterschool enrichment programs, and athletics. This year, we are offering our Extended Day program and sports in the fall and winter. We hope to return to our afterschool enrichment classes this spring! 

Extended Day:
3:25 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sports Program:
3:25 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lunch Program

Locally sourced and healthy, our lunch program is included in the tuition. During the pandemic, lunch will be served in reusable containers in the classrooms in the Lower School. Middle schoolers will be served in the Dining Hall. Students eat outdoors in good weather! Typically, lunch is community-oriented; students in different grades sit together with a faculty member and enjoy each other’s company. We look forward to returning to our community lunch program as soon as we can!

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