Agenda | Next 7 Days

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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November 2, 2016
  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    November 2, 2016

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  • PA Meeting

    November 2, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Sycamore Room

    coffee / tea service set up

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  • I/T/P Sunrise Singalong

    November 2, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

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  • Soccer Fitness - LE, UE, MS

    November 2, 2016
    Outside Field

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

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Three Years to Six Years

Why is the third year in Primary so important?


Our Primary program, designed for children ages 3 to 6, offers an academically-enriched atmosphere within in a well-ordered social community. Intellectual and social development flourish in this multi-age, three-year cycle. Through the use of carefully prepared materials and activities, children grow in personal independence, concentration, self-motivation, and develop a genuine love of learning. The combination of defined social structure and intellectual atmosphere is propelled by the unique ability of children this age to absorb their environment, language, and culture.



Morning Session – 8:30 AM to 11:15 AM, Five-Day (M-F)
Morning Session plus Lunch – 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Five-Day (M-F)
Afternoon Session plus Lunch – 10:30 AM to 2:45 PM, Five-Day (M-F)
Afternoon Session – 12:00 PM to 2:45 PM, Five-Day (M-F)
Full Day Session – 8:30 AM to 2:45 PM, Five-Day (M-F)
Before care is available from 7:30-8:30 AM, and After care is available from 2:30-6:00 PM, daily.


Developmental Milestones

During the primary years, the body changes to become longer and leaner, and at the same time motor skills are refined. Children become more self-controlled and self-sufficient. Make-believe play and imagination blossoms. Language continues to expand. The child’s understanding of morality evolves and children begin to assert themselves socially and establish ties with peers.

Curriculum Highlights

Students in the Primary program are excited to learn everything they can about the world around them. We believe that children are born to learn, but what they learn depends greatly on their teachers, experiences, and environments.

Students in the Primary program learn through the use of many manipulative classroom materials as well as through teacher guidance. Teachers work with a child individually and in small groups on enticing activities, and then allow each child many repetitions with that activity to master its content in depth. Activities include beginning skills in reading, writing, language expression through drawing, writing, mathematics, geography, nature studies, science, practical living skills, social skills, art, music, fitness, and Spanish.


Materials and activities are readily accessible to students; they enjoy freedom of movement and the ability to choose their own purposeful activity; and they are given the time necessary to complete what they start. They are free to interact socially with their peers in the classroom, in conversation, and in their play.

Through the use of carefully prepared materials and activities as well as communication with teachers and interaction with peers, children grow in personal independence, concentration, and self-motivation, while retaining their innate love of learning.

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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