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July 15, 2019
  • SQ- Primary Swim

    July 15, 2019

    1:00-2:00 pm

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  • SQ- Elem- Science Seeds with Mrs. Hammer

    July 15, 2019

    12:30 - 2:00 pm in Imaginarium

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July 16, 2019
  • SQ- Elem- Taekwondo

    July 16, 2019

    1:00 - 2:00 pm

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  • SQ- Toddler Morning Water Play

    July 16, 2019

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  • Primary SQ Trip to Terhune

    July 16, 2019

    On Tuesday, July 16th, Primary SQ students will go to Terhune Orchards in support of our "In the Garden" theme. Students will participate in the Read-and-Pick program, where they will learn about blueberries and then pick their own 1/2 pint to take home. Students will also have time to feed the animals and enjoy apple cider and an apple from the farm!

    On this day, the students will depart from school at 9:10 a.m. and travel to Terhune Orchards in Princeton, NJ. They will enjoy their activities and snack and return to school at 11:00 am. After they return, they will eat regular lunch at school.

    What to bring/wear:
      - Wear weather-appropriate clothing
      - Apply and bring sunscreen
      - Lunch upon return to school. Bring regular lunch (or order SmartLunch as usual). 
      
    Please click here to submit your permission by Friday, July 12, 2019. By clicking Submit, you are allowing your child to participate in this activity and agreeing to release the Princeton Montessori School from all liability. 

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July 17, 2019
July 18, 2019
July 19, 2019
  • SQ- Elem Water Play - afternoon

    July 19, 2019

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  • SQ- Primary Water Play - morning

    July 19, 2019

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  • Elem SQ trip to Princeton Art Museum

    July 19, 2019

    On Friday,  July 19th, Elementary SummerQuest students will visit the Princeton University Art Museum to complement their summer theme of Cultures of the World. They will explore African and French art, and participate in related activities. Each child will receive a passport sticker depicting the visit.

    On this day, the students will depart from school at 10:00 a.m. and travel to the Art Museum on the Princeton campus. After their visit, they will return to school at 12:00 p.m., and will eat lunch at school.

    What to bring/wear:
      - Wear weather-appropriate clothing
      - Lunch upon return to school. Bring regular lunch (or order SmartLunch as usual).

    Please click here to submit your permission by Monday, July 15, 2019. By clicking Submit, you are allowing your child to participate in this activity and agreeing to release the Princeton Montessori School from all liability. 

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Primary

Three Years to Six Years

Why is the third year in Primary so important?

Overview

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.


Schedules

Morning Session plus Lunch – 8:30 AM to 12:00 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 2:45-6:00 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. Language continues to expand and creativity blossoms. 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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There is no better way to understand the Montessori difference than to experience it yourself. Click here to RSVP for a tour.


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

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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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