1) What have you been up to since your time at Princeton Montessori School? (School, work, personal, etc)
I am a Junior at Montclair Kimberley Academy, a private high school in Montclair, New Jersey. In my free time, I enjoy reading books, biking outside, and playing ice hockey. Interestingly, when I was in elementary school, my family and I would go to the Lisa McGraw Skating Rink, only about 2 miles away from Montessori to skate. Since then, I’ve grown to become an avid hockey player, and I’ve played on my school’s varsity hockey team for the past 2 years.
2) How did your Montessori education prepare you for school and life?
The environment at Princeton Montessori was very welcoming and warm. I was never a very talkative person throughout my life, and despite this, I never felt out of place during my time there. Learning at Montessori also allowed me to explore which way I learn the most efficiently from a very young age.
3) What’s your favorite Princeton Montessori School memory?
My favorite memory was the day when my class painted pumpkins for Halloween. Arts and crafts activities were always one of my favorite activities at Montessori because I could do whatever I wanted. I was 3 years old then, and there had been a bunch of pumpkins outside, and my sister and I were seeing who could pick up the heaviest pumpkin.