Due to inclement weather, NCCL will be closed on

Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Now Hiring:

Teacher – 5th/6th grade math/science/reading starting September 2018.                              Click here for more details.  

                                  Outreach & Financial Coordinator – Click here for more details.




What is Progressive Education?

Watch the Book Trailers by Group 4 students (7th and 8th grade).

Educating & Inspiring Children Since 1971

NCCL (Newark Center for Creative Learning) is an independent, progressive elementary and middle school with an enrollment of 80 students, kindergarten through 8th grade. Small multi-age classes are led by expert teachers  (10:1 ratio). Graduates leave as creative problem-solvers prepared to thrive in our complex, 21st-century world. Structured K-8 curriculum includes: mathematics, reading, writing, social studies, science,  Spanish, music, art, physical education, and full recess for all ages. Our Mission is to provide a rich academic & cultural foundation, which insures the joy of discovery in each child and fosters curious, creative, critical thinkers.

We Emphasize:

  • Guided, cooperative learning
  • Social and emotional skills such as inclusion, empathy, kindness and diversity
  • Connections across academics, such as math with history
  • Inquiry-based projects, short and long term
  • Positive discipline
  • Environmental sustainability

Our Philosophy is that children learn best when:

  • They are actively involved.
  • They use all of their senses to discuss, debate, explore, investigate, create, and gather their own information.
  • They study subjects in depth rather than in broad overviews, bringing in information and concepts from related areas.
  • They are interested in the topic, are challenged but not frustrated, and are having fun.

Our Curriculum is designed to:

  • Rely on non-competitive assessments, not standardized testing.
  • Be child centered.
  • Be developmentally appropriate.
  • Teach key concepts and skills, academic and social.
  • Include open-ended learning experiences which have many solutions to one problem.
  • Be integrated.
  • Respond to children’s needs and interests.

Interested in learning more about NCCL? Come visit us during one of our open houses or schedule an individual visit at 302 368-7772 or office@ncclschool.com. PEN

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