Montessori School Sea Girt, NJ
A Montessori education utilizes a child’s natural drives for independence and learning to develop self-discipline and academic excellence. The Monmouth Montessori Academy near Sea Girt, NJ encourages children to reach their full potential in an environment of respect, freedom and joyful learning.
The MMA Primary community is designed for children from age 2 to 6 years of age, the period of “the absorbent mind”. Students of this age are capable of deep concentration and have a desire for purposeful work and freedom of choice. Montessori said, “To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely”. The MMA classroom is designed to steer primary students to follow their natural instinct to learn, guided by specially-trained teachers within the boundaries of the carefully-prepared Montessori environment.
The Lower Elementary community is for ages 6 to 19. At this age, students are capable of higher order thinking and analysis and are also asking the big moral questions, internalizing the difference between right and wrong. The Montessori Method uses the term “cosmic education” to describe the elementary level approach. Students study language, mathematics, history, the sciences and the arts, but they also explore the value of human responsibilities and our relationship to our world and universe. Lessons begin in collaborative groups that prepare individuals for in-depth study and exploration in and out of the classroom.
A large part of MMA’s charm lies in the setting. Monmouth Montessori Academy near Sea Girt, NJ is located on nearly an acre of land in a quiet community, our school building is one of two historical school houses dating back to 1888. Of course, the building has since been completely renovated to meet our current needs, including central air for our summer program. At Monmouth Montessori, we believe that the outdoors is an extension of the classroom. Students are free to learn, play and explore in our campus playground, sandbox, and summertime swimming pool.