Montessori School Eatontown NJ
What is Montessori? The Montessori classroom is a place where children have freedom to explore and expand their interests in a prepared environment. What that means for your child is that they have choices so they can feel enthusiastic instead of coerced in their work. The prepared environment offers a structure so that the choices available to them are always productive and instructive. It is a place where teachers work with children one on one, where multiple age groups work and play together to reflect real life, where students learn to appreciate their responsibilities in a diverse world.
Monmouth Montessori near Eatontown is a place to educate the whole child because we believe that character is at least as important as academics. Students are taught grace, courtesy and respect alongside their scholarly pursuits. Our students shake hands and make eye contacts with their teachers, use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ in all their interactions, and are sure to be quiet and respectful while others are at work.
The Work itself takes place in five classroom areas: 1. Practical Life teaches self-care and care for the community 2. Sensorial activities stimulate each of the senses. 3. Language begins with sounds and shapes and moves on to reading, writing and composition. 4. Mathematics uses hands-on materials to help students internalize quantitative concepts before moving on to abstract pen and paper work. 6. Geography and Culture teaches students about the diversity of the earth and the traditions of its people so students see themselves as part of the world, not the center of it.
Monmouth Montessori near Eatontown, NJ is an AMS-member Montessori school for preschool, kindergarten and elementary students. Our 19th-century schoolhouse has been renovated with air-conditioned, multi-age classrooms, a playground and swimming pool. Bright, sunny classrooms feature child-height shelves filled with beautiful and inviting Montessori kinesthetic materials for students to explore. In this environment, we cultivate a peaceful and respectful atmosphere where children can relax and discover.