Bradford School

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Bradford School, the University Magnet, continues its dynamic partnership with Montclair State University (MSU), our walking-distance neighbor.  This unique collaboration affords many opportunities to share resources, facilities, and teaching and learning experiences among Bradford's 400 students, their teachers, MSU faculty, and MSU students.

Mission Statement:

Bradford is dedicated to cultivating confident, curious and kindhearted citizens capable of asking thoughtful questions, navigating complex challenges, and connecting with the world around them. Through our rigorous university-backed academic and social-emotional curriculum and our deeply invested faculty, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of life-long learners.


We are Bradford. 
Here we think that kids should learn to be citizens of the world, not just members of their local peer group. That a warm community of parents, teachers, and administrators is integral to cultivating kids that thrive. That including kids in our classrooms who may not be like everybody else is not only the right thing to do, but also makes for a more open-minded, humane planet. We believe in exercising our bodies as well as our minds, and in eating healthy foods to fuel our growth. That being inspired -- not just required -- to master the skills we teach is the key to higher achievement. That opening your classroom door to all good things dwelling near and far -- to experience university resources first hand, to see a play, to hear jazz, to see the sky through a giant telescope, to chat with a pal halfway across the world -- makes us smarter, richer and ever more curious. We believe that teaching cooperation, acceptance, respect, responsibility, empathy and sharing alongside math and reading, science and technology, art and music makes for engaged kids who become exceptional, grounded adults that will change the world for the better.

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