Overview

About

Princeton Montessori School is a spirited, independent, coeducational day school for children that seeks to ignite the innate and lifelong joy of learning. Established in 1968, the school follows principles of education developed from the research of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Over 200 children of diverse backgrounds, from infant through eighth grade, attend Princeton Montessori School at their state-of-the-art campus on Cherry Valley Road in Princeton, New Jersey. They are guided by over 70 dedicated and highly-qualified faculty and administrators. The School is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of distinguished members of the greater Princeton community.

Princeton Montessori School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the American Montessori Society (AMS) and  is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).  An AMS accredited school is a designation that the school meets well-defined standards of excellence as defined in the AMS School Accreditation Standards and Criteria. Currently, only about 10% of AMS international and members schools (national and international) are AMS accredited.

Five cornerstone multiage programs are offered: Infant (through 18 months), Toddler (through three years), Primary (through kindergarten), Elementary (through fifth grade), and Middle School (through eighth grade). Also, there are enriching before- and after-school programs and fun-filled summer programs.

The school’s core curriculum is enhanced by age-appropriate courses of study in music (including singing, listening, optional Suzuki violin, woodwinds, guitar and piano lessons, music history, performance, and opera); plus creative movement and fitness, art, technology, and world languages and cultures. There are a variety of after school clubs for upper elementary to join that have included cooking, chorus, ceramics, book illustration, rock climbing, sewing, photography, and technology.