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SummerQuest

Summer fun for infants through grade four

SummerQuest

SummerQuest at Princeton Montessori School is a wholesome, stimulating, nurturing experience for your child.  The summer program, although implemented with a Montessori approach and seasoned teachers, is unique and separate from the school year, in that the novel experiences we design for your children evolve around: outdoors, crafts, special field trips and visitors, theater, friendships, and favorite traditions like gardening, building teepees and forts in the woods, and time for daydreaming and unstructured time with familiar and new friends.

For children aged eight weeks through grade 4, our Infant, Toddler, Primary and Elementary programs offer age-appropriate fun in a safe and caring environment. Sessions begin mid to late June and end in late August. Full-Day and Part-Day options are available. Care options are available from 7:30 AM through 6:00 PM.

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SummerQuest Fees
Why SummerQuest?

Infant - 8 weeks through 18 months+

Our Infant Center is a beautiful, sunlit, spacious environment that is custom designed for infants, and is utterly safe and alive with responsiveness to their explorations. Within this safe harbor, infants enjoy freedom of movement to discover and interact, all while developing gross motor skills like grasping, reaching, and climbing.

Our teachers are American Montessori Society (AMS) certified Infant and Toddler professionals, with an in-depth understanding of the young child’s needs and development. Daily schedules are tailored for each infant.

Open from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Toddler - 18 months through 3 years

Whether enjoying the beautifully-designed air-conditioned classrooms, singing, playing in the sandbox, or hearing a story, it’s all summer fun! Each day features stimulating activities for toddlers led by Princeton Montessori School’s experienced American Montessori Society (AMS) certified teachers who are developmental specialists.

Our SummerQuest program offers toddlers an appreciation of the outdoors featuring abundant outdoor play time, frequent nature walks to pick flowers or care for their own garden, and water activities. The consistent and familiar daily schedule offers your little one a sense of security as they embark on a summer filled with wonder!

2017 Schedules

Full-Day:  Mon-Fri 8:30 am-2:30 pm (3 & 4 full-day options available.  Call for details.)
Part-Day am: 8:30 am-12:00 pm – Choose 3-Day (Mon, Tue, Wed) or 5-Day

2017 Sessions: Session A – June 21 to July 7; Session B – July 10 to July 21; Session C – July 24 to August 4; Session D – August 7 to August 17

All Toddler students who are new-to-school or new-to-program begin in Session A for orientation.  A later orientation can be arranged if a family has a conflict with attending session A.

2017 Schedule and Fees

Primary - 3 through 5 years

This summer, let your child’s imagination run wild with opportunities for fun and exploration centered around this year’s theme, “Under the Sea!” Your child is sure to enjoy the adventure with sessions that include exciting activities such as art, music, science, cooking, nature as well as guest visits. Fitness activities, outdoor games, splash-fest days and group sports add to the fun.

Sessions are led by Princeton Montessori School’s Early Childhood teachers who are American Montessori Society (AMS) certified. Full-day students participate in swimming lessons once a week at Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. Allow your child’s creativity to run wild this year with a summer they will remember!

2017 Schedules

Full-Day: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-2:45 pm  
Part-Day am: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12:00 pm

2017 Sessions: Session A – June 21 to July 7; Session B – July 10 to July 21; Session C – July 24 to August 4; Session D – August 7 to August 17

2017 Schedule and Fees

Elementary - Entering grades 1 – 4

Elementary SummerQuest offers an exciting array of opportunities for children entering grades one through four at Princeton Montessori School’s state-of-the-art facility. Each session is centered around a unique theme that will spark your child’s imagination and curiosity, while learning a specific sport. Learning takes place with hands-on activities, outdoor fun, arts, crafts, field trips, special events, and weekly swimming lessons at the Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. SummerQuest memories last a lifetime. Whether one session or the entire summer, give your child a summer to remember!

Fun Fitness • Session A - June 21 to July 7

What better way to begin the summer! This session will include many physical activities, both indoors and outdoors. The focus will be on learning the skills needed to engage in a variety of sports as played in a noncompetitive environment. Kick-ball, jump rope, and lawn games are just a few ways children will be encouraged to get moving and enjoy the outdoors. Good sportsmanship will be a key goal as children work together and individually on skills. A field trip is included in this session.

This session includes one afternoon of swimming lessons at the Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center and three afternoons of tennis per week.

Art Explorations • Session B - July 10 to 21

Children and art go hand in hand! Children will work with a variety of materials to express their artistic talents and interests. Many art mediums will be explored: sculpture, drawing, painting and design. Children will learn about the work of famous artists through books and stories. These weeks will include a field trip with an artistic focus. 

This session includes one afternoon of swiming lessons at the Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center as well as three afternoons per week of Tae Kwon Do instruction taught by Princeton Martial Arts Center.

How It’s Made • Session C - July 24 to Aug 4

Children are naturally curious about how things are made or put together. In this session, students will explore how people design and use a variety of materials to construct things we use everyday.  This session includes hands on activities exploring the how and why behind how things are made.  Depending on the interests of the group explorations may include cooking, sewing, engineering and construction based activities. A field trip is included in this session.

This session includes one afternoon of swimming lessons at the Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center as well as a variety of outdoor games and activities. 

Native Americans • Session D - August 7 to 17

This sessions focus will be on hands-on activities designed to connect children to nature through the study of Native American culture. Learn about the Lenape Indians of the east coast as well as other tribes. Children will explore making pottery as well as other crafts from natural materials. Native American gardening, storytelling and games will be included. A field trip is included in this session.

This session includes one afternoon of swimming lessons at the Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center and Native American indoor and outdoor games and activities.

2017 Schedule and Fees

Refund Policy

As with all summer programs, staffing decisions, student placement, and facilities expenditures are made many months in advance, based on secured enrollment.   We do not give refunds for SummerQuest.  The only exception to this policy is when a student has become medically unable to participate in SummerQuest, for two weeks or more, as certified by a licensed physician, providing the information necessary for Princeton Montessori to evaluate the situation.  Upon request of a parent or guardian, Princeton Montessori will provide the medical certification form, including a description of our camp, for completion by the physician.  Refunds will be limited to the period in which the student is medically certified as unable to participate in the SummerQuest program.


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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