Montessori School Point Pleasant, NJ
What is Montessori? The Montessori Method is based on the idea that every student is naturally driven to learn and explore the world and that the school is tasked with enabling them to do so. Montessori education is characterized by freedom within the boundaries of the prepared classroom and respect for a child’s natural development. At Monmouth Montessori near Point Pleasant, we have multi-age classrooms where students can collaborate and interact at different skill levels and work on their activities for long blocks of uninterrupted time. Students are allowed to pursue their interests for long periods in order to expand their concentration skills and encourage lifelong knowledge-seeking behavior. Additionally, by enabling students to pursue knowledge independently, we are fostering self-discipline that will serve them in all their pursuits.
Teachers are less authoritarian and more collaborative in the Montessori environment. They guide students in their choices and help them establish their learning practice but they do no interrupt students at work. Teachers assess students through observation and meticulous note taking rather than tests and grades that limit the scope of intellectual investigation. At Monmouth Montessori near Point Pleasant, we believe there is no end-point in the learning process so students are encouraged to keep exploring indefinitely, without parameters. We also place a high value on character and moral education. This begins with ever-present courtesy and respect between teachers and students and evolves into investigation of ethics and civic responsibility. The product is that these children are not only academically rewarded but are socially and emotionally fulfilled as well.
Monmouth Montessori is an AMS-member school in a peaceful and welcoming environment. Our home is a19-century schoolhouse that has been completely renovated with several multi-age classrooms, air-conditioning and child-sized furnishings throughout. Our learning extends outside where we have ample property for play, a playground and a pool for our summer program.