Montessori School Lake Como NJ
Welcome to Monmouth Montessori Academy near Lake Como, NJ. The Montessori environment is unlike the traditional public school with its rows of student desks and the teacher as focal point. Instead, it is an open, bright space with small group tables, reading chairs and roll-out mats that define each child’s chosen workspace. All materials, from the desk, chairs and shelves to the sink and kitchen tools, are child sized. Here, they are the most important people in the room. Montessori schools eschew drilling, conformity and memorization in favor of hands-on materials, freedom of work choice and long periods of leisurely concentration. Children of different ages collaborate or strike out on their own to explore an array of beautiful materials in a comfortable, respectful environment with highly-trained teacher guides.
Monmouth Montessori is an AMS-member school in a lovely, classical setting. Our 19th century school house has been renovated to accommodate preschool (ages 3 to 6) and elementary (ages 6 to 9) classes in the Montessori tradition of multi-age cooperative learning. The two giant spaces are clean, bright and inviting with air conditioning, a playground and even a swimming pool for our summer programs. The classes are broken down into five areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Geography and Cultural Study. At Monmouth Montessori near Lake Como, our students are also exposed to Music, Art, Language and Yoga!
The Monmouth Montessori philosophy encourages academic excellence but also social and emotional development. Many visitors are surprised when they observe the civilized manners and respectful interaction of such young students. Yelling and cruelty are not permitted. Studies show that Montessori students display better behavior and greater willingness to cooperate and collaborate with their peers. The defining characteristics of the Montessori classroom are purposeful work, respectful relationships, self-discipline, personal responsibility and independence.