Montessori School Asbury Park, NJ
Monmouth Montessori near Asbury Park offers the students of Asbury an exceptional beginning to their lifelong education. Choosing to educate your child in the Montessori Method is a choice to nurture the whole child with academic excellence, mindful emotional development, and intellectual independence. Our philosophy is based on the idea that children have a natural drive to learn and that it is our job to offer them the best tools and then get out of their way.
Montessori characterizes preschool as the time of the “absorbent mind” and “sensitive periods”. This simply means that before age 6, a child’s mind is like a sponge that soaks up information during periods when they are ripe and ready for learning.
The Montessori preschool teacher is trained to recognize these opportunities and to help a child maximize them with hands-on exercises over long periods of play and concentration.
At the elementary level, learning continues to be a hands-on experience for students age 6 to 9. However, it is also the time to transition students from concrete models to solving complex and abstract concepts with pencil and paper. The work is still largely independent and there are no bells to force the end of learning, no grades or tests to offer external validation. Learning happens at the pace that is natural for the student and is as open-ended as their imagination. They continue until they have exhausted their curiosity.
Monmouth Montessori near Asbury Park has designed an environment where students can feel at home and exercise freedom of choice within the academic limits of the classroom. Far from unstructured, the Montessori class is structured to entice student imaginations with beautiful and engaging materials, purposeful and rewarding work, and a serene environment. Our air-conditioned schoolhouse has spacious, sunny classrooms, a playground with ample space to run, and even a swimming pool. Please come visit us and see the difference a Montessori education can make for you.