Agenda | Next 7 Days

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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Toddler

18 months through 36 months

Overview

Our Toddler program, designed for children from 18 months through 3 years, lays the foundation for the adult each child will become. Activities are purposefully designed to develop a sense of wonder, natural curiosity, motor skills, self-esteem, social skills, and cognitive processes. (Children do not need to be already toilet-trained to participate.)

Schedules

Morning Session plus Lunch – 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Five-Day (M-F) or Partial Week (MTW)
Full Day Session – 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Five-Day (M-F)
Limited 3 day options for 8:30‐2:30 full‐day are available
Before care is available from 7:30-8:30 AM, and After care is available from 2:30-6:00 PM, daily

Developmental Milestones

At this age, children are experiencing dramatic changes in body and brain to support the emergence of a wide array of motor, perceptual, and intellectual capacities. The use of language is emerging as toddlers begin to use their words to communicate. Intimate ties to others are formed.  Their developing mastery of language and control of body give them a sense of empowerment and self.  Montessori teachers are trained to embrace this emerging independence and create opportunities for them to safely make choices in their class work and learn emerging social skills.

Curriculum Highlights

To be a toddler is to be curious. With this in mind, the environment is a prepared “little society.” Each child is encouraged to become a functioning member of the society and to explore it fully. Multi-age classrooms feature custom-sized tables and chairs, sinks and stools, bookshelves and mirrors, and indoor and outdoor play areas, all designed to appeal to the child’s natural curiosity.

Activities are positioned around the room for toddlers to choose independently. Each activity deals with a particular theme, skill, or subject of value to toddler development. These activities allow toddlers to begin to experience concepts of sequence, form, shape, movement, and sound. The activities change and evolve as the child grows physically, emotionally, and intellectually.

Toddlers very much enjoy learning practical skills. Activities, which up until now have been going on around them, but which they can now do themselves, are seemingly irresistible: getting dressed, preparing lunch, setting the table, sweeping the floor, etc. Being able to do things for themselves creates an instantaneous surge of pride at this age.

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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