Montessori School Avon NJ
Congratulations on seeking a thoughtful alternative to conventional schooling – you are already thinking like a Montessori student! At Monmouth Montessori near Avon, we don’t have grades or textbooks, we don’t have teacher-led classes and we don’t have a standard curriculum for all students to follow. We do have shelves full of lovely and engaging hands-on materials, bright and spacious multi-age classrooms, and highly-trained teachers to assist your child in creating a customized learning path. We also believe in developing the emotional and social self along with the academic. We cultivate an atmosphere of courtesy and respect for all and learn about our responsibilities within our community and world.
In keeping with the Montessori Method, our classroom is divided into five distinct areas: 1) The Language area explores reading, writing, literature and the spoken word. 2) In Math, students used manipulatives to understand concrete and abstract concepts. 3) In Practical Life, students improve gross and fine motor skills through self-care (buttons, zips and laces), community care (cleaning and food preparation) and social skills (manners and cooperative group projects). 4) Sensorial materials help students understand their world through the five senses. 5) In Geography and Culture, students tour the seven continents and the cultures within them.
The renovated old-world schoolhouse at Monmouth Montessori near Avon is the ideal environment for our preschool and elementary classrooms. Each spacious class is designed with little hands and bodies in mind – every desk, chair, sink and shelf is child height. The air-conditioned rooms are bright and airy with sunlight streaming in through the large windows overlooking our playground and swimming pool. While the setting is lovely, the real draw is the serenity of the learning environment. Visitors are pleasantly surprised to find young students speaking in quiet voices, treating each other with respect, and absorbed in their work for long periods of concentration.