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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Middle School

11 through 14 years (Grades 6-8)


*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic  programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme  (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate  status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. Find out more about IB


Students Connect, Collaborate, and Create in shaping their own understanding and in developing the person they will become.

Our Middle School program is designed for children between 11-14 years and is a unique educational experience based on the developmental needs of early adolescents.  Our graduates are prepared to take on higher education with the tools they need to succeed while maintaining a passion for learning and a drive to explore, create, and collaborate.  A Montessori middle school education offers an experiential, dynamic approach to each subject area; integrated studies between programs; and a focus on character development and self-exploration. We extend the learning environment to the larger world through international and local trips, Montessori Model UN, and other unique offerings designed to engage, excite, and educate the middle school-aged child.


Full Day Session – 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM,  (M-Th). Dismissal is 3:00 pm on Friday, though students can stay for clubs and after care.

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


Developmental Milestones

Early adolescence is a time of great change, intellectually, psychologically, and physically. Except for the first three years of life, there is no other time where growth is so noticeable, varied, and significant. There is a new awareness of self in relation to community, a need to find one’s place in the world, the ability to reflect on educational experiences, and a desire to make a personal connection to what is learned. This stage can be a ‘fragile’ phase in a child’s life with the child often alternating between feeling vulnerable and feeling secure. Our Middle School program supports the student in this stage of development as the process of self-construction occurs—socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We emphasize, model, and teach core values of  respect, responsibility, and resilience.

Program Highlights


The Middle School curriculum cycles through three years of dynamic studies. Learning becomes meaningful when students see connections across disciplines and can relate their learning to real-world situations and personal experiences. Core and enrichment content is taught in a way that ignites curiosity and wonder. Through guided reading of such literature as Gilgamesh, Canterbury Tales, Shakespeare, Dickinson, Douglass, and Thoreau, students enter high school ready to further explore these important works. By experiencing history through experiential activities; science through experimenting, hypothesizing, and researching; and mathematics through stress-free exploration, practice, and collaboration, students keep their love of learning and confidence intact.

The team of teachers set consistent, age-appropriate expectations academically. Guiding questions allow for discussion of the larger themes of study relevant to this stage of development. Teachers collaborate and coordinate on assignments and expectations, and check in with students regularly in order to promote individual growth and self-awareness. Students work toward mastery of each subject with the focus on developing intrinsic motivation.

Skill Development

Middle School students need guidance and supervision with organization and time management. Our program recognizes this developmental need and supports it with specific instruction, modeling, and oversight. Core skills are taught that prepare students for high school, including critical and creative thinking and effective collaboration; self-management of time, materials, and responsibilities; and study and test-taking techniques.  Feedback about expectations and deadlines is given to students to help support their growth in self-management.


Assessments serve the purpose of giving students and teachers meaningful feedback so that reflection, improvement, and growth can occur. Assessments may take the form of academic prompts, performance tasks, traditional tests and quizzes, informal checks for understanding, observations and dialogue, self-reflection, and peer feedback.  Students graduate from middle school distinctly attuned to the workings of traditional assessment while understanding the many measures needed to determine their own mastery and progress.


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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Princeton, New Jersey 08540

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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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