SummerQuest

Summer fun for infants through age 5

SummerQuest at Princeton Montessori School is a wholesome, stimulating, nurturing experience for your child. The summer program, although implemented with a Montessori approach and seasoned teachers, is unique and separate from the school year, in that the novel experiences we design for your children evolve around: outdoors, crafts, special field trips and visitors, theater, friendships, and favorite traditions like gardening, building teepees and forts in the woods, and time for daydreaming and unstructured time with familiar and new friends.

For children infant through age 5, our Infant, Toddler, and Primary programs offer age-appropriate fun in a safe and caring environment. Sessions begin mid to late June and end in late August. Full-Day and Part-Day options are available. Care options are available from 7:30 AM through 6:00 PM.

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ART Intensive

June 17–19 | Ages 6–14

Do you have a child who really loves art? This summer, we are offering a three-day intensive art program for art-loving students from ages 6–14, designed to stimulate, challenge, and delight students with all levels of art experience. The program will allow children to spend three days focusing on a particular area of fine art, such as collage, nature-based art or papier-mache.  A typical day will include morning or afternoon studio time creating art, a fitness or outdoor activity, plus a recess and lunch break. Lunch will be provided each day. 

Nurture the budding artist within!

Toddler

18 months through 3 years

Each day features stimulating daily activities for toddlers led by Princeton Montessori School’s experienced American Montessori Society (AMS) certified teachers who are developmental specialists.  Whether enjoying the beautifully-designed, light-filled classrooms, singing, playing in the sandbox, or hearing a story, it’s all summer fun!

  • Fun in the sun! Abundant outdoor play time and water activities
  • Appreciation of the outdoors with frequent nature walks to pick flowers or care for their own garden
  • Consistent and familiar daily schedule

2020 Schedules

Full-Day:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am–2:30 pm

Part-Day:
8:30 am–12:00 pm
Choose 3-Day (Mon, Tue, Wed) or 5-Day
(3 full-day option available. Contact Tracey Baskin, Admissions Coordinator, 609-924-4594 x244 or tbaskin@princetonmontessori.org for information.)

Before-Care Available:
7:30–8:30 am   

After-Care Available:
2:30–6:00 pm

Session A & B:
Jun 17–Jul 2

Session C & D:
Jul 6–Jul 17

Session E & F: 
Jul 20–Jul 31

Session G & H:
Aug 3–Aug 13

Primary

3 through 5 years

We Are Peacemakers!

This summer, let your child’s creativity be inspired with opportunities for fun and exploration centered around this year’s theme, “We are Peacemakers!” Each week will focus on a peace-related theme as inspiration for lessons and activities. Your child is sure to enjoy the scene with exciting activities that include art, music, science, cooking, nature as well as guest visits. Ample time outdoors will be combined with daily activities in our beautiful facility. Fitness activities, outdoor games, splash-fest days and group sports are all part of the experience. Sessions are led by Princeton Montessori School’s Early Childhood teachers who are American Montessori Society (AMS) certified. Full-day students participate in swimming lessons once a week at Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. Allow your child to be inspired this year with a summer they will remember forever!

2020 Schedules

Full-Day:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 2:45 pm

Part-Day AM:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Before-Care Available:
7:30–8:30 am 

After-Care Available:
2:45–6:00 pm

Session A
June 17–June 26

Session B
June 29–July 2

Session C
July 6–July 10

Session D
July 13–July 17

Session E
July 20–July 24

Session F
July 27–July 31

Session G
August 3–August 7

Session H
August 10–August 13

International Ivy at Princeton Montessori School!

International Ivy promotes creativity and hands-on learning for students between the ages of 6–14 in subjects such as Robotics, Video Game Creation, Computer Programming, Science, Engineering, Math, Minecraft, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Digital Design and more.

International Ivy Schedule/Fees

Refund Policy

Staffing decisions, student placement, and facilities expenditures are made many months in advance of our summer programs, based on secured enrollment. Please note that we do not offer refunds for SummerQuest, with the exception of illness, verified by the student’s attending physician, that prohibits attendance at SummerQuest for a period of two weeks or longer. Refunds will be limited to the period in which the student is medically certified as unable to participate in the SummerQuest program.

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