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Nothing from July 7, 2020 to July 14, 2020.

Lunch Programs

Healthful Choices

Food Philosophy

As a Montessori school, we recognize that caring for the whole child includes attention to quality nourishment, education on healthy food choices, and teaching manners and grace and courtesy at meal time. Research on pediatric nutrition indicates that better food leads to better attention span and classroom behavior, enhanced learning, and improved health. In addition, in an authentic Montessori school, children set the table themselves with real plate ware and glassware, learning practical life skills while receiving an aesthetic experience through the beauty and simplicity of a well-set table.  They learn to hold and manage the weight of pitchers, full plates, and vases for the table.  They enjoy cleaning the table with friends and washing their own dishes in a child-sized sink. All of these daily experiences build confidence, grace, and healthy bodies.

Lunch Programs

Parents are encouraged to ensure children bring healthy, well-balanced snacks and lunches to school. Purchasing lunch from our lunch vendors is also an option and these vendors are chosen for their adherence to our food and nutrition beliefs.  For your convenience, several lunch programs are offered.

Toddler Hot Lunches

Toddler children are ready to experience new flavors and tastes! Research has shown that exposure to a wider variety of foods at this age decreases picky-eaters, and also adds a nice convenience for parents. Wholesome hot lunches are prepared fresh daily right in the Toddler program. The menus are designed by the teachers and are always vegetarian, organic, allergen-free, made with locally-sourced ingredients, tasty, and varied.  It’s not only convenient, but also designed to provide the children with simple, well-balanced meals that offer a wide variety of different ingredients and flavors.

Weekly Pizza

Traditional pizza is delivered every Wednesday, and the delivery dates are listed on the school calendar. Students have the option of purchasing one or two slices. On these days, the pizza lunch will be served with water to drink. Parents are welcome to send in an additional snack or drink for their child if they prefer something in addition to pizza.

Smart Lunches

Princeton Montessori School partners with Catering Solutions, a school lunch delivery service, to provide healthy lunches that the children will enjoy in a reliable and convenient manner. Lunches are delivered every day. The menu includes a wide selection of the foods, and fresh fruits and vegetables are included with every lunch. They offer a 100% nut-free menu, and other allergy-sensitive lunch options. Families work directly with Catering Solutions in setting up an account and placing orders. Lunches are delivered hot or cold daily, and brought directly to your child.

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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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

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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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