Educational Services

Serving every child

At Princeton Montessori School, we are committed to meeting the needs of each student. Foremost in meeting this promise is that our school offers a learning environment at each stage of childhood that allows for some degree of personalization, choice, and one-on-one attention from trained educators.

In addition, we facilitate formal reading screenings three times a year and create individual learning plans by child. We offer on-site services for a range of learning needs, as well as on-site testing psycho-educational evaluations, as needed. Our Student Services Coordinator oversees the application of our educational services at each level and works with Program Coordinators, families, and support service providers to tailor a learning plan for children when needed.

If we cannot fully meet a child’s educational and psychological needs at Princeton Montessori School, we meet with parents to inform them and to support a transition process to another educational institution for their child. We are committed to the highest standard of ethics regarding our promise to children and families to do our very best for those who are able to take full advantage of a Montessori education and to handle all communication with students and parents with respect and confidentiality.

Dr. Noble & Team:

Zachary Noble, Psy.D.

Dr. Noble is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He provides psychotherapy services to children, teens, adults, and families as well as conducts psychological and educational assessments for students and schools. He uses an integrative approach that emphasizes elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems theory, and interpersonal therapy.

He earned his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In graduate school, he held clinical positions at the University of Chicago, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and The Frances Xavier Warde School.

Susan Malmud, MA

Susan Malmud is a PA certified school psychologist and a PA certified elementary (K-6) and special education teacher. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Temple University and earned her master’s degree in school psychology from Temple University. Her main goal working with children is to help them recognize their many strengths, identify when they need help, and how to advocate for themselves when they need support.

Claire Donald

Claire Donald is a PA certified special education teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University and a masters degree from Shippensburg University in special education. She has worked for 40 years in classrooms providing individualized education to students as well as acting as a learning consultant to classroom teachers. Her mission is to provide individualized support and help to students and their teachers so that, together, we can assist the child in maximizing their learning by building on their strengths, helping them to compensate for their weaknesses, and guiding them through wonderful and positive learning experiences.

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What Parents Are Saying

Our child previously attended a reputable public elementary school. During that time, she often complained that she was bored at school. I was concerned that the school's 'one-size-fits-all' education model was gradually dimming her thirst for knowledge. I wanted the flames of her engagement and curiosity to be fanned, not extinguished. She is now back at Princeton Montessori and I am happy to report that she is no longer bored. In fact, her inner flame has never been stronger!

Our Primary student is learning remotely this year due to the pandemic. He is really is enjoying all the works that come home to him. He tells me things like 'I love my Montessori works' and 'my works are beautiful.' My husband and I see him growing and learning so much even amidst our virtual constraints. Having tailored materials for him to work with makes all the difference in the world and we're grateful for the thought and care you put into curating them.

The other day I came downstairs and my 4-year-old son was listening to 'Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart' on Alexa. He told me that Mozart's dad was named Leopold and his sister was Nannerl (it took him a second to remember her name and it sounded made up, so my husband and I googled it. Sure enough he was right). We asked what else he had been learning and he rattled off Antonio Lucio Vivaldi’s full name and referenced The Four Seasons. I think my jaw is still on the floor. It turns out that the Primary children have been learning about composers this fall and listening to their music. What incredible exposure for these young children!

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.

Our son 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.