Montessori School Bradley Beach
At Monmouth Montessori near Bradley Beach, NJ, we believe in fostering knowledge seekers, free thinkers and respectful citizens. The Montessori Method is based on the principle that students learn best when they are given the freedom to explore their interests within a carefully prepared environment. Montessori students grow confident through independent learning and achievement while they learn individual and community responsibility through respect and courtesy.
Our preschool, kindergarten and elementary classrooms utilize the child’s natural drive to learn to guide them toward excellence. Children under six years of age learn unconsciously through experience. They are easily absorbed in purposeful activities and continue to pursue their interests for long periods of time. Our preschool and kindergarten classes are designed to capitalize on that natural curiosity and sensorial learning with engaging hands-on materials in five areas of study: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Geography and Culture.
By the first grade, students are ready to expand their skills and work with more abstract concepts. The elementary Montessori materials transition students from concrete models to complex concepts and pen and paper work. This is also a period of moral inquiry and investigation. The Montessori Method encourages students to examine ethics and their interdependence with the community to enable them to find their place in the world.
Monmouth Montessori near Bradley Beach is an AMS-member school with highly-trained teachers and a specially-designed Montessori environment. Our multi-age classrooms are filled with natural light, hands-on learning tools and child-size desks, chairs and shelves. The environment is designed to shelter the body in ease and comfort so the mind can roam free. We are guided by three educational principles: Empowering the imagination, empowering the mind, empowering the heart. Imagination is encouraged to steer discovery and analysis. We feed the mind with independent learning and by stimulating curiosity. We nourish the heart by venerating civil, kind and caring behavior at all times.