Agenda | Next 7 Days

May 25, 2016
  • Brick Farm Market Lunch

    May 25, 2016

    Week 1: Grilled chicken breast, gluten free mac and cheese, seasonal vegetable (contains dairy) Week 2: Meat loaf (all beef), mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable Week 3: Gluten Free spinach and cheese lasagna, with jersey tomato marinara (contains dairy) Week 4: Roasted turkey breast, baked sweet potato fries, seasonal vegetable

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  • Rain Date: Toddler Nature Walk Cardinal & Hummingbird Rooms

    May 25, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

    Parents attend with their toddler child

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  • LE Golf Fitness

    May 25, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    Outside Field

    Crescendo in case of rain

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  • UPPR EL Camp Bernie Overnight

    May 25, 2016 - May 26, 2016

    Dates confirmed 3/25/2013

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  • MS Trip to Golf Course

    May 25, 2016
    Stonybrook Golf Club, 207 Stony Brook Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525, United States

    On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 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 - Bring a water bottle - Apply and bring sunscreen Please send us your online permission by this coming Monday, May 23, 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. In the event of inclement weather, this trip will be rescheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Feel free to contact your child's teacher with any questions.

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  • Golf Fitness- LE, MS Offsite/Course, No UE

    May 25, 2016
    Stonybrook Golf Club, 207 Stony Brook Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525, United States

    On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 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 - Bring a water bottle - Apply and bring sunscreen Please send us your online permission by this coming Monday, May 23, 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. In the event of inclement weather, this trip will be rescheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Feel free to contact your child's teacher with any questions.

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May 26, 2016
  • Rain Date: Toddler Nature Walk Goldfinch & Robin Room

    May 26, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

    Parents attend with their toddler child

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May 27, 2016
  • School Closed - Open for Addl Days (I-E) - Faculty In-Service

    May 27, 2016

    Faculty In-Service

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  • Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

    May 27, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    R Summit

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May 30, 2016
  • School Closed - All Programs - Memorial Day

    May 30, 2016

    Memorial Day

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Middle School

11 through 14 years (Grades 6-8)

Overview

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; a focus on character development and self-exploration; and extends 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.

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Schedules

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 afterschool.

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

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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

Curriculum

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 in tact.

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.

Assessment

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.

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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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The gold standard in Montessori Education.
487 Cherry Valley Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
609-924-4594

About PMonts

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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