Princeton Montessori School
Princeton Montessori School, founded in 1968, is an independent, coeducational day school, dedicated to the highest quality education of children, from infancy through middle school,according to the values and principles of the Montessori philosophy. The teachers nurture the individual child’s innate abilities and self-exploration that provide children with the skills and foundation for leading full lives. Parents are supported through educational resources and classes and encouraged to be active participants in the school community. The recruitment, training and continued mentorship of talented teachers, along with the integrated curriculum and environments which are tailored to meet the developmental needs of the individual child, are the priorities of the School.
We want our students—and the adults they become—to consume the unknown like a favorite meal; to be able to gather, question, evaluate, and act independently and with confidence. So, in each act of transmitting knowledge, we are also seeking to encourage traits of self-awareness, sociability, self-motivation, active curiosity, discipline, responsibility, and self-reliance. These are the assets our students will come to rely on as they face new situations, in school and throughout their lives.
This, then, is the heart of our philosophy: to impart knowledge and provide opportunities to learn life skills, which together support the development of the whole person and provide the foundation for purposeful, responsible, fulfilling lives.
This philosophy, adapted from Montessori principles and tailored by developmental stages, is evident in all our programs, and is characterized by:
- Respect for the child
- A responsive environment prepared with multisensory, sequential, and self-correcting materials to support self-directed learning
- Observant educators trained to assess learning styles, paces, and trajectories
- Purposeful activity as the engine of growth of the whole person
- Freedom of movement to interact with peers and select activities
- Uninterrupted time to finish an activity successfully, thus building self-esteem
- A “personal best” approach, eliminating peer-competition in favor of self-motivation
Princeton Montessori School admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.