Montessori School near Howell NJ
A Montessori education provides a different approach to learning. The Montessori Method allows students to choose their own area of study and work at their own pace rather then follow a classroom plan and pace. It does not seek just to transmit facts or instruct methodology, though that does happen as well. The Montessori Method aims to teach critical thinking and a passion for learning that will enable students to educate themselves for the rest of their lives. At Monmouth Montessori Academy in Wall Township, near Howell, NJ, we cultivate independent learning, ethical development, and self-discipline.
Maria Montessori said, “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” With that statement in mind, she designed a method that puts the child at the tiller of their educational path – their natural drive to learn will compel them to explore. Teachers are trained to assist students when they are struggling but never to interrupt where children are succeeding. At its core is the idea that the individual is internally driven to grow and learn on their own and educators are there to enable that process.
While Montessori encourages students to choose their own activities, their freedom is not absolute. The environment is carefully designed to channel their energy toward purposeful and educational tasks. The five areas of study are Practical Life, Language, Mathematics, Sensorial and Geography/Culture. Additionally, The Montessori Method gives children ethical tools to discern right from wrong and discusses the interdependence of all livings things in the world community.
Monmouth Montessori near Howell is a serene and joyful environment for preschool, kindergarten and elementary students. We are an AMS-member Montessori school with air-conditioned, multi-age classrooms, a playground and swimming pool. Our 19th-century schoolhouse has been renovated with bright, sunny classrooms and equipped with child-sized furnishings that encourage students to feel right at home.