Montclair has a magnet school system. That means that you don't have to go to your "neighborhood" school. Instead, any child in Montclair can go to any school in town (depending on space and availability). Each school has a magnet "theme" (global studies, environmental studies, Montessori, etc) which is threaded through the essentially same core curriculum. I'd be happy to send you more information about how it works if you'd like.