Montessori School Farmingdale, NJ
Families in search of individualized educational alternatives will find a refreshing mindset at Monmouth Montessori near Farmingdale. A foundational Montessori tenet is that students learn best when motivated by their intrinsic drive rather than through teacher-imposed assignments. Students are free to select their preferred kinesthetic learning tools from an array of choices and discover the joy of learning as they work through the process on their own or in small groups. Teachers will guide them to reach their individual potential rather than set a bar of achievement for the whole group. The goal of the Montessori Method is to cultivate concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning for each student.
Our classrooms are structured with five areas of study to choose from: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Geography and Culture. Our AMS-member school has several multi-age, air-conditioned classrooms for preschool, kindergarten and elementary levels. The Montessori Materials are arranged on child-sized shelves so that students have easy access to every tool. The learning activities are all hands-on and become more and more complex as students skills and developmental levels increase. Students are taught to investigate every subject until they have achieved mastery. Older students are encouraged to increase proficiency by sharing what they have learned with younger students. Younger students are able to use these models to find their own learning path. In this way, Montessori provides independent learning with community support.
Monmouth Montessori near Farmingdale also places a strong focus on character and ethical development. We teach courtesy and manners and use respectful words and movements with everyone. Students are encouraged to search for ethical solutions for problems and to identify their responsibilities as citizens of the world. We aim to educate the whole child through classic academia, civic responsibility, art, foreign language, yoga and more. We are always looking for new opportunities to expand our horizons.