President’s Message

niedenthals2009The Majuro Cooperative School (“Co-op”), which opened its doors in 1975, offers our Pre-School through High School students one of the most unique educational experiences in the Pacific. Co-op is the only private secular school in the former Trust Territories that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

During the past several years, the Board of Directors’ goal has been to upgrade the facilities on campus, to hire highly qualified teachers and staff who speak English as a first language, and to obtain relevant textbooks and other educational materials. While the school is constantly striving to achieve these goals, adequate funding is our biggest obstacle to success. Fortunately, various governments, individuals and companies have been kind enough to contribute to our school over the years to help with our always challenging financial situation.

I encourage those who would like to assist our school to read through the donations page on this web site. Every contribution helps the school, no matter how small. We also accepte donations to help specially selected students with their tuition. If you would like to help a student please make sure you mention this when you make the donation.

The Majuro Cooperative School has always prided itself in its attempt to build an academic environment for our children that is free from prejudice. We encourage our students to form close relationships with teachers and children from many different ethnic backgrounds and we continue to strive to build an atmosphere at our school that takes advantage of one of the most important aspects of the Marshallese culture: The value of the extended family. Indeed, we consider our school a “Family” school. Because Co-op stresses dedication to and pride in our school from our student body and our community, it is my belief that the challenges of continuing this marvelous learning endeavor in the middle of the Pacific will continue well into the future.


Jack Niedenthal, President
The Majuro Cooperative School