Princeton Montessori School offers many enriching activities in the course of the school day. These include regular programs such as music, fitness, art, performing arts, mindfulness, ecology, and many other offerings.
Making the most of the day
Tune in Time
Trained and experienced yoga, meditation, and mindfulness teacher, Erin Galbraith, leads a weekly Monday session in each program, Primary aged through Middle School, teaching self-soothing, de-stressing, healthy practices one can use in all areas of life. This development of an inner awareness and regulation is a life skill all can benefit from and enjoy.
Our resident Ecology teacher, Eliza Hammer, has developed and offers a unique class for Upper School children that engages their intellect and bodies in the care and study of the earth, beginning with the botany and animal life on our very own school grounds. With a school vegetable garden, chickens, woods, and a Japanese meditation garden, Eliza makes use of an outdoor classroom to model and teach a way of life and learning.
After school club offerings are temporarily suspended for 2020-2021 due to Covid 19.
Registration for clubs is open to all students in the Elementary and Middle School programs. Clubs meet weekly from 2:45–4:00 PM (unless otherwise noted) beginning in late September and continuing through early May. The offerings vary from year to year, but may include ceramics, chess, computer coding, rock band, fitness and cardio, French, cooking, gardening, sewing, sign language, photography and media, book club and other areas of interest.
In addition to a robust music curriculum within each program, Princeton Montessori School offers weekly lessons in violin, piano, guitar and woodwinds (saxophone, clarinet, recorder, and flute) for either 30, 45 or 60-minute sessions throughout the year.
The auxiliary programs below are hosted by partner organizations and the lessons are held on site at Princeton Montessori School.
What Parents Are Saying
“Princeton Montessori is the very epitome of the principles of Maria Montessori. The School offers a nurturing, creative, academic, and well-rounded development for each child. As a parent, we cannot offer our daughter a more valuable first gift.”
“The faculty are, bar none, the absolute best. The teachers are very knowledge both about the Montessori philosophy and the best ways to work with children. I ask for their advice and insight for any issues we’re having at home, quite often. They’re also incredibly warm and nurturing with the children in a way I have not seen at any other school.”
“I’m struck by how much better the Montessori toddlers are at playing and working peacefully with their peers than toddlers in other nursery school programs. I credit the gifted PMonts teachers, and the Princeton Montessori educational approach, for how confident, happy, and collaborative toddlers in the PMonts program seem.”
“Landon is so proud of being a third year Primary. He has attended this incredible school since he was one year old. He had absolutely wonderful Toddler teachers and flourished under their care. Now, he is a third year Primary and we know he will be more than ready for Lower Elementary. Thank you to all the Teachers & Staff!”
“The school runs with one philosophy and so every faculty member and admin personnel share the same vision for the child. This consistency is unique in our area to Princeton Montessori. Combined with the integration of the teacher training program, we can proudly say that the spirit of Dr. Montessori’s principles permeates every aspect of our school. That’s what I value the most about our school!”
“Education is both a gift and a right. I feel the teachers at PMonts help our children to appreciate the value of their education. Understanding the value involves looking beyond school and appreciating how education is a tool that will allow them to explore challenging goals, to grow as individuals and most importantly, chase their dreams.”
“I will never cease to be amazed at the capabilities of the young child. In the Montessori environment, the very youngest students show incredible independence and competence. At Princeton Montessori School the teachers truly help the children to “help me do it myself”.”
“When I think about my personal philosophy on education I can check all the boxes with regards to the education my daughter is receiving at Princeton Montessori. I feel the teachers motivate the students by focusing on appreciating the value of education and the diversities of peoples around the world while stressing and leveraging the power of the uniqueness in each individual student. Ultimately, the role of an educator is to shape a new generation that will create a safer and better world for the future.”
“Princeton Montessori School is a school that exceeds any expectations imaginable. The school follows each and every child on an individual basis and nourishes each child’s academic, social, and emotional needs. It is a school where teachers appreciate all unique qualities each child brings.”
“Princeton Montessori School turned out to be the best investment ever. We made some sacrifices in our lifestyle in order to be able to afford sending both children all the way through 8th grade, but now we are proud to note that we have two capable, confident, well-mannered young adults who are a pleasure to be around and who continue to love to work hard in their studies.”Jackie BunnAlumni Parent ’08, ’11