Montessori School Freehold NJ
Monmouth Montessori near Freehold, NJ is an AMS-member school that caters to the individual student. Here, children learn at their own pace through the exploration of specially-designed kinesthetic materials. Each activity teaches a different concept and increases in complexity as the student masters the skill. Students are guided by their curiosity and interests and choose activities from five different areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Geography and Culture. They are allowed as much time as they need to investigate and explore each activity until they have exhausted their curiosity. There are no grades or tests to signal the end of learning because every discipline offers endless opportunities for education and growth. Teachers serve as guides to help students get established or work through challenges but they do not instruct in the same way as a traditional classroom. They are trained to respect a child’s concentration and not to interrupt a student who is engrossed in learning.
Our air-conditioned and beautifully renovated schoolhouse has several sunny and serene classrooms and the classic charm extends into our spacious property where there is a playground and pool. Our preschool, kindergarten and elementary classes are organized by developmental need rather than age so that cooperation and socialization mirror the real world. The advantage of multi-age classrooms is apparent when older children are able to teach their newly acquired skills to younger learners or when younger students are able to follow healthy role models.
Visitors are often amazed when they observe the respectful interaction between students as well as teachers. Ethical character and gracious manners are standard behavior in Montessori classrooms. Monmouth Montessori near Freehold places a high value on community responsibility and compassion. Students certainly gain self-discipline and scholastic achievement but we believe that teaching the whole child requires grace and courtesy as well.