Princeton Montessori School, located at 487 Cherry Valley Road, Princeton, NJ has an environment conducive for learning with developmentally appropriate materials, created to experience firsthand the Montessori philosophy and practices within classrooms, and considerate of needs with necessary comforts. View our campus here.
The school building is situated amidst farmlands and trees creating a campus-like setting. The inside is spacious and open to appreciate this beauty and includes modern conveniences. The facilities were created out of Maria Montessori’s reflection, “We must create a favorable environment that will encourage the flowering of a child’s natural gifts.”
Teaching and learning take place in rooms that are large and comfortable with tables for group interaction and writing. Princeton Montessori School is centrally air-conditioned. All classrooms have individual climatic controls as well as large operable windows that provide fresh air and natural lighting. The school has three kitchens. All of them offer stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator conveniences. Restrooms are centrally located in the building and offer access for the physically challenged. The building is designed on one level to accommodate wheelchair access. There are no steps involved in gaining access to the building.
When you first walk into Yuki’s Garden your first words will be wow! The garden is as much of a work of art as a place for reflection. The beauty transcends the plants, the rocks, the waterfalls, the bridge, and the teahouse, all perfectly placed, to create this serene, almost surreal environment. The fenced garden, located behind the Primary wing, is a memorial garden designed in Japanese style and landscaped with perennial flowers and a fishpond.
Marsha Stencel, Head of School, conceived of this idea as the first step in helping children and their families process the loss of a loved one, consistent with the school’s philosophy to develop the whole person and provide a strong foundation for leading purposeful, responsible and fulfilling lives. The garden is a beautiful and tranquil space for children and their families, faculty, and staff to sit, reflect, and remember someone who has touched them in a special way.