Imagine sitting at a desk in middle school, looking at a picture of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, learning several interesting facts about it from your teacher who is lecturing you from behind a podium, and then flipping the page… Now imagine sitting with your fellow students and mentors on a balcony in Athens, Greece, looking out over the landscape and seeing the ancient Greek monument you researched about and gave a tour on early that day, glowing grandly under the starry sky where the people and culture you spent that year learning about used to roam… This is the difference between any education, and an education at the Princeton Montessori School.
At PMonts, as my sisters and I call it, you not only learn in a classroom setting about math, science, English, history, and languages, but you go out into the world and experience them first hand and truly understand how they are all interconnected. The global education I obtained from graduating from PMonts was something I have leaned on often in my future and has opened my eyes up to education beyond the textbooks and classrooms. Currently I am absolutely loving studying Biology, Economics, and Psychology at The University of St Andrews, located on the Northern coast of Scotland. Had it not been for my exposure to education on a global scale and the encouragement to immerse myself in different cultures at a young age I probably never would have considered this as an amazing and exciting opportunity, let alone even a possibility.
In my life thus far I have come to realize that education is one of the most powerful tools towards a fulfilling life of happiness, and it is one that no one can take away from you. An education at Princeton Montessori School, however, is more than an education, it’s the key to the door that leads to opportunity on a global scale.