Agenda | Next 7 Days

January 20, 2020
January 21, 2020
  • Toddler Lunch - Apple and butternut squash soup

    January 21, 2020

    Apple and butternut squash soup with alphabet pasta and fresh whole-grain French baguette. Served with fresh organic seasonal fruit.

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January 22, 2020
  • Toddler Lunch - Naan pizza

    January 22, 2020

    Whole wheat naan pizza with homemade organic red sauce, organic mozzarella cheese and fresh cucumber coins, carrot sticks, celery sticks, and ranch dressing. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    January 22, 2020

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  • Fitness- LE, UE, MS (2nd Quarter Ends)

    January 22, 2020

    LE Group #1: 9:00-9:45am
    UE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am
    UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am
    LE Group #2: 1:30-2:15pm
    MS: 2:30-3:45pm

    Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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January 23, 2020
  • Toddler Lunch - Veggie tacos

    January 23, 2020

    Warm soft vegetarian taco with cheese and grape tomatoes, sliced avocado with ranch dressing. Served with fresh organic seasonal fruit.

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January 24, 2020
  • Elem Ski Trip 2 of 3

    January 24, 2020

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  • Toddler Lunch - Veggie "Pigs in a blanket"

    January 24, 2020

    Pigs in a blanket, organic vegetarian sausage (hot dog) wrapped in a croissant and baked sweet potato tots. Served with fresh organic seasonal fruit.

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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).  Find out more about IB

Middle School Intro Video

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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; 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.

Schedules

Full Day Session – 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F.  Before care is available from 7:30-8:30 AM, and after care is available from 4:00-6:00 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

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 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.

Travel Experiences

Each year, the seventh and eighth-grade students take a trip designed to expand their understanding of culture and their place in the world. They alternate between a trip to New York City to participate in the Montessori Model UN and a trip to the Andalucia region of Spain, where they reside with host families, led by Chill Expeditions.

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.

Middle School students participate in a Farm-to-School experience with Cherry Valley Coop. Find our more about our recent grant from the USDA.

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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Accredited with non-traditional Montessori age groupings at the elementary and middle school levels

 

Princeton Montessori School is authorized by The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11-16.

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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