University Partnership

Bradford's Partnership with Montclair State University (MSU)

The partnership with MSU enhances an elementary school that already offers top-notch technology and many other first-rate programs.

Bradford students visit MSU for weekly music recitals, dance and theater performances, health and physical education stations, behind-the-scenes theater tours, visits to the forensics lab, and a host of other learning experiences. MSU faculty also facilitate STEM learning stations in our classrooms, perform dance assemblies for our students, and serve as visiting professors to our classrooms to enhance instruction.

Each year, MSU physical education faculty and students facilitate an on-campus six-mile walk-a-thon for fourth and fifth graders and a three-mile walk-a-thon for second and third graders to raise money for a local charity. Also, MSU faculty and students organize field days for all Bradford students, which include physical education stations and team building games on MSU's campus.

Bradford's experienced teachers supervise many of the university's teachers-in-training in Bradford classrooms. These student teachers help Bradford maintain a lower student-teacher ratio, with greater opportunities for small group learning and differentiated instruction.

Bradford-MSU Partnership

Sample Learning Experiences
Kindergarten

  • Health and Physical Education Stations (College of Education)
  • Field Day at MSU (College of Education)
  • Theatreworks plays at MSU's Memorial Auditorium (College of Arts)
  • Visit to the MSU Photo Lab
1st Grade
  • Health and Physical Education Stations (College of Education)
  • Music Recitals at the John J. Cali School of Music (College of Arts)
  • Envision Math and Science stations with MSU students (College of Education)
  • Field Day at MSU (College of Education)
  • Solar System Presentation (College of Science)
2nd Grade
  • Health and Physical Education Stations (College of Education)
  • Music Recitals at the John J. Cali School of Music (College of Arts)
  • Field Day at MSU (College of Education)
  • 3-mile Walk-a-thon at MSU (College of Education)
  • Read Across America Day at Yogi Berra Museum
3rd Grade
  • Prof. Eric Weiner lesson in Writer's Workshop (College of Education)
  • Visit to Kasser Theater and Backstage Tour (College of Arts)
  • Health and Team Building Stations (College of Education)
  • Music Recitals at the John J. Cali School of Music (College of the Arts)
  • Field Day at MSU (College of Education)
  • 3-mile Walk-a-thon at MSU (College of Education)
  • MSU Dance Presentation (College of Arts)
4th Grade
  • Prof. Sumi Hagiwara teaches hands-on science lessons (College of Education)
  • Visit to Yogi Berra Museum
  • Field Day at MSU (College of Education)
  • 6-mile Walk-a-thon at MSU (College of Education)
  • MSU Dance Presentation (College of Arts)
  • Minecraft/Lenape Native American Village Project with Dr. Hagiwara
5th Grade
  • Forensics Lab visits with Dr. Sandra Adams (College of Science and Mathematics)
  • Dr. Krupa's (College of Science and Mathematics) engineering/architecture lessons through interactive math centers
  • Field Day at MSU (College of Education)
  • 6-mile Walk-a-thon at MSU (College of Education)
  • MSU Dance Presentation (College of Arts)
  • Dr. Shell (College of Science and Mathematics) Marine Biology demonstration

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