THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR!! See you in September! For more info email for more information.

Since 2004, Side Door has offered Montclair middle school students a safe space where they can spend Fridays after school with their friends. We remain committed to this mission, and so we are open and offering many activities.  As of 3/18/22 we have lifted our rule that masks be worn indoors, but individuals are always welcome to wear masks, and some volunteers may request that masks be worn in their area. 

Anyone who has had close contact with someone infected with COVID or who does not feel well should NOT COME TO SIDE DOOR until appropriate.

This spring we are planning on being open Fridays from February 4th to May 20th  (excluding March 11th, April 15th and April 22nd).  We will make a decision on future sessions (in-person or remote) later.

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Side Door gratefully acknowledges the $2,000 grant from the Montclair Foundation.  This grant will help further our goal of mentoring and supporting Montclair’s middle school students.

The Montclair Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to support not-for-profit organizations that meet health, educational, cultural, social service and quality of life needs in the greater Montclair community.  It offers concerned citizens a way to assure the continuing vitality of Montclair and serves as a permanent conduit for charitable giving.  For more information, please visit




Check out this video of the latest SideDoor Creation!



Susan Johnson

Director, The Side Door