SummerQuest at Princeton Montessori School is a wholesome, stimulating program that allows for ample time outdoors and time for focused learning and new discoveries. Experiences 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.
Toddlers continue outside adventure time as well as classroom work.
Primary SummerQuest students continue their garden theme, recently learning all about vegetables. They had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with many different vegetables, learning how to grow them from seed and propagate vegetables that they have in the house. Students planted zucchini, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, carrots and garlic. The class prepared and enjoyed vegetable salad, vegetable soup and homemade herb bread – all from plants that grown in our garden.
Cheerio! Time for High Tea! Primary children had a formal tea party, learning about table manners and enjoying carrot muffins and cucumber sandwiches.
Elementary SummerQuest students have daily Science lessons – they recently made their own binoculars, telescopes, and added some pirate hats for fun – Rrrrrr!
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.