Scholars in Residence

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In the photo above, a Xylem Inc. water expert is assisting students in conducing a turbidity test.

Scholars and Artist-in-Residence:

In addressing a commitment to provide unique learning opportunities, experts from different professions collaborate with students and teachers through our Scholars and Artist-in-Residence Program.  Our partners include:

  • Center for Civic Education, Project Citizen 
  • The New Jersey State House (Mini Model Congress Program) 
  • Liberty Science Center's Science and Technology Labs
  • NJ Bar Association's Mock Trial Program
  • Classroom Inc., a program merging technology and literacy
  • Rutgers University's Public Policy Initiative
  • Xylem Water Technology Company, providing experiences in S.T.R.E.A.M.
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • Bergen Performing Arts Center
  • Carnegie Hall Music Education
  • Local Artists and Scholars
  • Montclair Film Festival 
  • Writer's Inc. Program

By having the opportunity to learn from professionals in the fields of science, medicine. engineering, law, government, video production, and other visual and performing arts areas, our students engage in authentic, real-world learning,  The unique experiences gained through these partnerships not only maximizes learning , but also makes the learning process engaging and fun.

Our partnership with Xylem, a water solutions technology company, is a prime example of how students learn from experts/scholars. Through hands-on activities and by conducting experiments, our students become aware about the world’s water challenges. Recently, first graders learned about water as a valuable resource and created a water filtering system. Sixth grade students participated in the World Water Monitoring Event, a program developed by Earth Echo and implemented by representatives of Xylem Inc.  The students visited Yantacaw Brook Park in Montclair and tested pond water temperature, turbidity, PH and dissolved oxygen level. They then recorded the results in a worldwide water monitoring data bank.

Through lessons in the school's STREAM program, the students then continued to research water challenges around the world, as well as developed engineering prototypes and awareness campaigns in addressing solutions.  As a culmination of learning, the students will participate in the Archdiocese of Newark STEM Fair in the spring. 

Pictured below, a Liberty Science expert leads students through a dissection.

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