Side Door

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Side Door: All recess, all the time

 2:15-5:00 PM Fridays

 Reopened Sept 20, 2013

All Montclair middle school student are invited to register (with parental approval) and hang out at The Side Door, a supervised space at Union Congregational Church for socializing. Meet new friends, play pool, ping pong, foosball, play DDR or Rockband, try a craft, play ball, watch a movie, have some pizza. It's good times for all!! Free snacks and water plus pizza and soda are available for purchase but there is no fee to attend.

We're open from 2:15 to 5:00 PM most Fridays during the school year. We are not open on half-days and holidays. A completed registration form (see link below) signed by a parent must be on file for each attendeeafter the 2nd visit.  Parents can register their children ahead of time or simply complete and return the registation form which will be mailed to home address after the child attends for the first time.

FAQ's for parents and students

Registration Form

Latest Newsletter

Press Release January 2014

The Side Door, Montclair’s only drop in program for middle school students, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Montclair Foundation. The Montclair Foundation’s grant program is intended to support a broad range of activities and organizations that contribute to the quality of life in Montclair and its environs. The grant, which supports our ongoing efforts to provide Montclair middle school students with a safe and supervised place to be with their friends on Friday afternoons. We are honored to receive the continued support of the Montclair Foundation.

Susan Johnson
Director, The Side Door