Montessori School Colts Neck, NJ
At Monmouth Montessori near Colts Neck, our goal is to empower students through education. We think the Montessori Method is the ideal vehicle to reach that goal because it emphasizes freedom of choice, internally motivated learning, and development of self-discipline. Additionally, our philosophy places a high value on character development. On an individual level, students are expected to treat everyone with equal respect and courtesy, using proper manners and keeping respectful silence while others work. On a community level, students are taught that they have a responsibility to tend to the school, their family and their world with equal compassion.
Monmouth Montessori near Colts Neck has several bright, sunny classrooms for children at different developmental stages. Classes are divided into preschool, kindergarten and elementary levels. Multi-age classes allow younger students to imitate those who came before them while older students are encouraged to share what they know with those who are new to a subject area. Our AMS-member school uses Montessori-approved materials to entice children to explore each subject area. We allow students to spend long leisurely periods in each activity both to expand their concentration and to allow more comprehensive exploration of their interests. The subject is not finished with a bell or test grade, but rather continues as far as they can pursue it. Teachers work one on one with students to help them get started, but once the child is immersed they know it’s time to fade back and let the student learn on their own.
Grace and Courtesy are taught and used throughout the day and the academics takes place in five areas: 1. Practical Life teaches self-care, environmental care, and world care. 2. Sensorial activities stimulate the five senses. 3. Language encompasses sounds, shapes, reading and writing. 4. Mathematics begins with kinesthetic tools that teach concrete concepts and evolves into abstract calculation and thought. 6. Geography and Culture focuses on the traditions, foods, art, and philosophy of different world cultures.