Agenda | Next 7 Days

October 26, 2016
  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    October 26, 2016

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  • Middle School Insight Tour: Next Year and Beyond

    October 26, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 10:15 am

    All elementary parents are welcome to attend.

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  • Soccer Fitness - LE, UE, MS

    October 26, 2016
    Outside Field

    UE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am LE: 1:30-2:15pm MS: 3:00-4:00pm Rain Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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October 28, 2016
  • Halloween Parade Event (P-MS)

    October 28, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

    In celebration of Halloween, *Primary, Elementary, and Middle School students are invited to participate in our annual costume parade. Parents are invited to stay for the parade, followed by a short singalong for Primary and Lower Elementary students and parents. Primary, Elementary, and Middle School students may come to school dressed in costume. Primary children should wear their costumes over their clothes so that they can easily be removed after the parade, while Elementary children can *bring *clothes in a bag to change into after the parade. We request that costumes are tasteful and do not restrict a child's movement. No masks or play weapons of any sort, please! On this day, faculty will be present at the Elementary and Primary entrances for morning drop off as usual or feel free to park your car and walk your child into the building. (We ask you park in either the lower lot or at the church lot adjacent to ours. We would like to keep the upper lot open for our Toddler families so they can walk their little ones into the building.) Upon arrival, students should proceed to their classroom. Parents are welcome to have a cup of coffee in the main foyer while waiting for the parade to start.

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  • MS Biking Trip

    October 28, 2016

    Each year, the Middle School students enjoy a biking trip to Princeton on the day of the Halloween parade. In keeping with tradition, this year's trip is planned for Friday, October 28, 2016. On this day, the bus will leave for the D&R Canal towpath in Rocky Hill at approximately 10:00 am, following the Halloween parade. Bicycles will be delivered via truck to this location. Students will ride to Palmer Square and enjoy lunch on their own before returning to school at 3:00 pm.  On the day of the trip, students should bring:      -$30 - $40 to buy lunch (no more than $40 please)       -Gloves and a water bottle are recommended.     - A helmet is required.      -Students should be dressed for the weather (rain gear packed in a light backpack. No sport bags with thin straps, please.)      -Everything should be labeled with the student's name  On Wednesday October 26, we will be doing a safety inspection of all bicycles. On this day, students should bring their bicycles, helmets, and bike locks to school and place them in the gazebo adjacent to the Elementary/Middle School parking lot. Bikes should be in good condition with tires inflated and brakes checked. The bicycle should be the correct size for the student and the student's helmet must fit snuggly with no cracks. Bicycles must be taken home following the field trip. Please send us your online permission by Friday, October 21, 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.

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October 31, 2016
  • School Closed - Open for Addl Days (I-E) - Faculty In-Service

    October 31, 2016

    Faculty In-Service

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Middle School

11 through 14 years (Grades 6-8)


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.


*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.


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.


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 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.


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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