SummerQuest Toddler - 18 months through 3 years
Whether enjoying the beautifully-designed classrooms, singing, playing in the sandbox, or hearing a story, it’s all summer fun! Each day features stimulating daily activities for Toddlers led by experienced Princeton Montessori School teachers who are developmental specialists.
Fun in the sun! Abundant outdoor play time and water activities
Appreciation of the outdoors – Frequent nature walks to pick flowers or care for their own garden
Consistent and familiar daily schedule
2013 Toddler Schedules
Full-Day: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-2:30 pm (3 & 4 full-day options available. Call for details.); Part-Day am: 8:30 am-11:00 am; Choose 3-Day (Mon, Tue, Wed) or 5-Day; Part-Day am+Lunch: 8:30 am-12:00 pm; Choose 3-Day (Mon, Tue, Wed) or 5-Day; Before-Care Available: 7:30-8:30 am; After-Care Available: 2:30-6:00 pm
Session A June 19-28
Session B July 1-3
Session C July 8-12
Session D July 15-19
Session E July 22-26
Session F July 29-Aug 2
Session G August 5-9
Session H August 12-16
SummerQuest Primary - 3 through 5 years
This Summer, let your child’s imagination run wild with opportunities for fun and exploration centered around this year’s theme, “Pets, Pets, Pets!” Each session focuses on a specific pet and is filled with enriching activities such as art, music, science, cooking and nature, as well as planned field trips and special guests. Fitness activities, outdoor games, splash-fest days, group sports, and creative dance add to the excitement. Experienced Princeton Montessori School teachers who are developmental specialists lead each class on wild adventures. Full-day students participate in swimming lessons twice a week at the YMCA. Allow your child’s creativity to soar whether you register for one session or the whole summer.
2013 Primary Schedules
Full-Day: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-2:45 pm Part-Day am: Mon-Fri 8:30-11:15 am; Part-Day AM plus Lunch: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12:15 pm; Before-Care Available: 7:30-8:30 am; After-Care Available: 2:30-6:00 pm
Session I June 19-28
Session J July 1-3
Session K July 8-12
Session L July 15-19
Session M July 22-26
Session N July 29-Aug 2
Session O August 5-9
Session P August 12-16
SummerQuest Elementary - Entering grades 1-5
Elementary SummerQuest offers an exciting array of opportunities for children entering grades one thru five at the Princeton Montessori School’s state-of-the-art facility. Each session is centered around a unique theme that will spark the child’s imagination and curiosity and a specific sport training. Learning takes place with hands-on activities, outdoor fun, arts, crafts, field trips, special events, and swimming lessons at the Princeton YWCA. SummerQuest memories last a lifetime.
Session Q June 19-July 3
Art in Nature meets the Digital Age; Golf and Swimming
While exploring in nature, children can construct their own worlds by collecting stones, sticks, leaves and other natural materials to create art. They also love to learn to use the latest technology. This session is an exciting fusion of these two very distinct art forms and how they interact and compliment each other. Children will take digital photographs of their natural creations and manipulate them in new and original ways to document their imaginative works. Young artists will enjoy recognizing and exploring art in nature, with all its beauty and grandeur, and then exploring that world through the lens of digital photography and technology. The nature-based work of artist Andy Goldsworthy is the inspiration for this session, which nurtures children’s innate love of the natural materials of the earth. During the session, each child will create a digital book of his or her artwork to keep. Students will enjoy Golf lessons three times a week at The Learning Center at Neshanic Valley Golf Course.
Session R July 8-19
Physics Exploration for Young Scientists; Swimming and Gymnastics
Children, who are scientists by nature ask questions like this all the time: “ Why don’t I fall up?” or “Why do things spin and swing?” In this session your young scientists will discover the answers as they explore the fields of aerodynamics, friction, momentum, and elasticity. Each day will excite their budding curiosity as they conduct experiments to learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion, centrifugal and centripetal force, puzzling pendulums, air-resisting eggs, balancing acts and other attributes of physics and motion. The session is designed to deliver hands-on learning in a fun and fascinating way while teaching the foundations of inquiry-based science. Science, here we come! In addition to their physics exploration, students will enjoy gymnastics and tumbling lessons 3 times per week. Gymnastics instruction will be provided by Motion Gymnastics, Pennington, NJ.
Session S July 22-August 2
Artful Architecture: Design & Build; Swimming and Tae Kwon Do
Ever look around and wonder why some buildings are tall, some are short, some big, and some small? Why do some walls have no windows, and some are all glass? This hands-on session will engage student’s bodies, minds, and imaginations to explore how buildings and cities are designed and built. Any child who likes to build things will enjoy discovering the principles of architecture and the built environment through hands-on activities, field trips, and special guests during the session. Your young architects will learn about world-renowned architects as we visit the Princeton University campus to see the works of Frank Gehry, I.M.Pei and Michael Graves. They will unleash their creative ideas as they design a floor plan of their “dream” room and create their own 3D artwork. What better way to learn than to have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the architect responsible for designing the Princeton Montessori School structures. Artful architecture is sure to give the children a new appreciation and respect for the built environment that surrounds them. Students will enjoy Tae Kwon Do instruction 3 times per week, provided by Princeton Martial Arts Center.
Session T August 5-16
Save the Animals; Backyard Ball Games and Ice Skating
Is your child an animal aficionado? Save the Animals is the perfect opportunity to nurture children’s love of animals and discover some of the major environmental threats affecting endangered species today. Students will learn about different endangered animals from around the world – some familiar and some new and exotic. What are they like? What is their habitat? Why are they endangered? Our young environmentalists will learn about natural and man-made hazards that affect entire ecosystems and what extinction means. They will research habitat shifts that are affecting certain wildlife today, gaining an understanding of what they can do as “stewards of the environment” to protect more species from extinction. Parents will be invited to a Wildlife Café festival as a culmination to this session. Each day will be full of animal discoveries and old-fashioned outdoor play-time with great games such as Frisbee, kickball and soccer and ice skating.
Summer Music Lessons
Piano and Suzuki Violin lessons are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the summer. Summer music lessons begin on June 25 and end on July 23, 2013. (Includes 5 lessons. One make-up lesson the week of July 30, 2013.) Cost is 30 minutes.$230 45 minute lesson$325. Contact Mary Beth Evans, Director of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org