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October 26, 2016
  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    October 26, 2016

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  • Middle School Insight Tour: Next Year and Beyond

    October 26, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 10:15 am

    All elementary parents are welcome to attend.

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  • Soccer Fitness - LE, UE, MS

    October 26, 2016
    Outside Field

    UE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am LE: 1:30-2:15pm MS: 3:00-4:00pm Rain Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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October 28, 2016
  • Halloween Parade Event (P-MS)

    October 28, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

    In celebration of Halloween, *Primary, Elementary, and Middle School students are invited to participate in our annual costume parade. Parents are invited to stay for the parade, followed by a short singalong for Primary and Lower Elementary students and parents. Primary, Elementary, and Middle School students may come to school dressed in costume. Primary children should wear their costumes over their clothes so that they can easily be removed after the parade, while Elementary children can *bring *clothes in a bag to change into after the parade. We request that costumes are tasteful and do not restrict a child's movement. No masks or play weapons of any sort, please! On this day, faculty will be present at the Elementary and Primary entrances for morning drop off as usual or feel free to park your car and walk your child into the building. (We ask you park in either the lower lot or at the church lot adjacent to ours. We would like to keep the upper lot open for our Toddler families so they can walk their little ones into the building.) Upon arrival, students should proceed to their classroom. Parents are welcome to have a cup of coffee in the main foyer while waiting for the parade to start.

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  • MS Biking Trip

    October 28, 2016

    Each year, the Middle School students enjoy a biking trip to Princeton on the day of the Halloween parade. In keeping with tradition, this year's trip is planned for Friday, October 28, 2016. On this day, the bus will leave for the D&R Canal towpath in Rocky Hill at approximately 10:00 am, following the Halloween parade. Bicycles will be delivered via truck to this location. Students will ride to Palmer Square and enjoy lunch on their own before returning to school at 3:00 pm.  On the day of the trip, students should bring:      -$30 - $40 to buy lunch (no more than $40 please)       -Gloves and a water bottle are recommended.     - A helmet is required.      -Students should be dressed for the weather (rain gear packed in a light backpack. No sport bags with thin straps, please.)      -Everything should be labeled with the student's name  On Wednesday October 26, we will be doing a safety inspection of all bicycles. On this day, students should bring their bicycles, helmets, and bike locks to school and place them in the gazebo adjacent to the Elementary/Middle School parking lot. Bikes should be in good condition with tires inflated and brakes checked. The bicycle should be the correct size for the student and the student's helmet must fit snuggly with no cracks. Bicycles must be taken home following the field trip. Please send us your online permission by Friday, October 21, 2016. By completing the online permission form, you are offering your consent to allow your child to participate in this activity and also your agreement to release Princeton Montessori School from all liability.

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October 31, 2016
  • School Closed - Open for Addl Days (I-E) - Faculty In-Service

    October 31, 2016

    Faculty In-Service

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Montessori Education

A unique approach for 21st century learning

An approach based on children's intrinsic desire to learn

The Montessori method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered approach to learning based on scientific observations of children from birth through adulthood. It dates back to 1907 when Maria Montessori opened the “Casa dei Bambini,” or Children’s House in  Rome. Her unique philosophy sparked the interest of educators worldwide, and in the following decades Montessori schools opened throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

At the core of Montessori is the belief that the work of education is to shape the future of humanity, and that the human spirit is a precious and limitless thing to be nurtured and inspired.

Dr. Montessori’s method is time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.  Her tenants and practices, now popular in many of today’s educational models,  have been promoted by noted educators and scientists across time and place.

“An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.”

Maria Montessori

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Benefits of Montessori Education

Montessori education offers our children opportunities to develop their potential as they step out into the world as engaged, competent, responsible, and respectful citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life.

Montessori students enjoy freedom within limits. Working within parameters set by their teachers, students are active participants in deciding what their focus of learning will be. Montessorians understand that internal satisfaction drives the child’s curiosity and interest and results in joyous learning that is sustainable over a lifetime.

Students are supported in becoming active seekers of knowledge. Teachers provide environments where students have the freedom and the tools to pursue answers to their own questions. This fosters learners who value asking questions as much as answering them, and revel in the excitement of learning something new.


What Sets Princeton Montessori Apart

Accredited at the highest level by the American Montessori Society

Led by a dedicated Head of School and engaged Board of Trustees

Staffed by a passionate team of faculty that surpasses the recommended teacher-to-student ratio set by the American Montessori Society (AMS)

Connected to PCTE, a world-renowned Montessori teacher training center as a lab school, ensuring the highest standard of a Montessori education

Set in a beautiful, natural, safe setting with state of the art learning environments

An experienced institution and a model for Montessori learning for nearly 50 years

Attended by healthy, happy, engaged, and connected families who strive to give their children the very best educational and developmental experiences available

Committed to providing the best in Montessori education and 21st Century Learning

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