Historic Site – Right Across the Street!
Across the street from Montessori is one of the most remarkable historic sites in Princeton – hosting indigenous, African American, post-colonial and literary history. In addition, this land has the most exceptional ecological value in the area – it has the top endangered species habitat, highest water quality, highest carbon resilience, and outstanding habitat connectivity value.
In February, the Princeton Montessori Middle School students were spellbound hearing Silvia Dubois’ amazing story and connection to this land. Young people understand why we cannot bury these histories. Proximity to this history and the link to Ridgeview Woods Preserve makes Montessori distinct as its students can be on the cutting edge of saving habitats for endangered species and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion by helping save our indigenous and African American ancestors.