Agenda | Next 7 Days

May 24, 2017
  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    May 24, 2017

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  • UE Camp Bernie Overnight

    May 24, 2017 - May 25, 2017

    Dates confirmed

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  • NO Golf Fitness (MS has golf course trip)

    May 24, 2017

    MS has off-site Golf Course Visit this day

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  • MS Trip to Golf Course

    May 24, 2017

    On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, MS students will be golfing offsite at Stonybrook Golf Club in support of the TGA Golf fitness program. On this day, the students will travel to Stonybrook Golf Club in Hopewell, NJ. They will depart from school at 9:00 a.m. and return at 12:00 p.m. Students will eat lunch upon their return to school. What to bring/wear: -Wear weather-appropriate golf attire and shoes. Boys should wear collared shirts/polos and non-gym shorts. Girls should wear tops without writing and fingertip length bottoms. -Bring a water bottle -Apply and bring sunscreen Please send us your online permission by Wednesday, May 17, 2017. 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. In the event of inclement weather, this trip will be rescheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Feel free to contact your child's teacher with any questions.

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May 25, 2017
  • LE Trip to Brookdale's Ocean Institute

    May 25, 2017

    On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the LE students will visit Brookdale's Ocean Institute to explore Sandy Hook and the surrounding national park. Using seining nets, students will have the opportunity to collect a variety of coastal creatures from the bay, observe them, and safely return them to their home. Students will be able to make real-world connections to the Biology curriculum while discovering the geological and environmental treasure that exists in their own backyard. On this day, students will travel to the Ocean Institute in Sandy Hook (Highlands, NJ). Please note the early dropoff and late pick up times for this trip: Students MUST arrive at 8:00 am on this day. The bus will depart from school promptly at 8:15 AM and return to school at 3:00 PM. What to bring/wear: (please note the attire needed for this trip) Bring disposable lunch Bring water bottle Weather appropriate clothing (Shorts are preferable if the temperature is warm enough. Students may get wet up to their ankles/knees) Comfortable shoes that can get wet (No flip flops and no boots) Change of clothes and shoes (suggest a pair of sweatpants to put on afterward to dry off) Please send us your online permission by Thursday, May 18, 2017. 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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May 26, 2017
  • School Closed - Open for Addl Days (I-E) - Faculty In-Service

    May 26, 2017

    Faculty In-Service

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  • Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

    May 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    R Summit

    make sure those working with children get relieved to eat FIRST

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  • MS Basketball Club Practice

    May 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    R Crescendo

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May 29, 2017
  • School Closed - All Programs - Memorial Day

    May 29, 2017

    Memorial Day

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Elementary

Six through 11 years (Grades 1-5)

Overview

Our Elementary program is designed for children ages 6 to 11 and consists of Lower Elementary, which includes grades one and two, and Upper Elementary, which includes grades three through five. The program supports the emerging student as he enters a new developmental phase filled with wonder, interest, and active enthusiasm. By sparking imagination and following a student’s passion, teachers create an environment that allows children to thrive academically as well as develop a sense of belonging in the classroom and school community.

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Schedules

Full Day Session – 8:30 AM to 2:45 PM, M-F

Before care is available from 7:30-8:30 AM, and after care is available from 2:45-6:00 PM, daily.

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Developmental Milestones

During the Elementary years, children develop improved physical abilities and better body control. Along with their physical growth and development, children begin to embrace more logical thought processes. Both these milestones enable the child to participate in organized games and activities with his peers. They are also now able to achieve mastery of basic literacy skills and continue to read and write competently. Socially, they make great advances in understanding self, morality, and friendships.

Curriculum Highlights

The curriculum is purposely designed to support the student’s increased ability to begin to move from concrete use of materials that support academic concepts to developing abstract thinking. Character development shares equal importance. Students are supported in developing a sense of justice, moral development, and a strong desire to be individuals within a strong community of learners.

Each student in our Elementary program participates in small-group as well as individual lessons, working independently to complete assignment expectations. Assignments are clear and concise to meet the needs of the child’s developmental stage and to maximize accountability for success. Students set goals for their emotional, social, and intellectual growth. To ensure proper academic achievement, there is a sequence to the curriculum, and students are expected to reach certain benchmarks at key developmental points.

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Montessori teachers engage children in inquiry-based learning; they tell stories to inspire the children’s imaginations rather than present facts and figures for memorization. In support of developing academic skills, the comprehensive curriculum contains concrete and abstract concepts that are introduced each year in the form of five “Great Lessons.” The lessons vary in complexity and depth as the student grows, constantly building on what he or she has learned while encouraging teacher-guided independent investigation and research across all subjects. The curriculum then builds from these lessons, raising questions and enticing the student to want to learn more.

Our expectations for student accountability and achieving success resides at or above norms for all subject areas. Assessment is done in both formal and informal ways, and our goal is to use authentic assessment tools. Authentic assessment occurs when the student does not merely memorize curriculum, but applies the knowledge and skills acquired to meaningful projects and written work. The thinking process in the work becomes as important as the finished product.

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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487 Cherry Valley Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
609-924-4594

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The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.

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