Montessori School Spring Lake Heights, NJ
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Monmouth Montessori near Spring Lake Heights, NJ. The Montessori Method is probably most famous for giving students the freedom to choose their own work and to work at their own pace but there is so much more. Montessori also offers a one-on-one curriculum designed between each student and their teacher, hands-on learning that enables students to internalize their understanding of a subject, and an atmosphere of serenity, courtesy and respect. We pride ourselves not just on enabling children to excel academically, but on teaching them the critical-thinking and knowledge-seeking skills they need to be life-long learners.
Monmouth Montessori in Spring Lake Heights offers preschool and elementary classes to children ages 3 to 9. Our classical 19th-century schoolhouse has been completely renovated for contemporary students with air-conditioning, a playground and even a swimming pool. Our multi-age classrooms are wide open spaces filled with bright light and an array of beautiful materials in the five areas of study: Practical Life, Language, Math, Sensorial, and Cultural and Geography Studies.
The founder of our Method, Dr. Maria Montessori, wrote, “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” Our belief in this concept is evident in our classrooms where the shelves, desks, chairs, sinks and counters are all set at child height. We want them to know this is their space. Each of the five learning areas are equipped with beautiful, hands-on materials for students to explore, experiment and experience. The specially-trained teachers work individually with students or cooperative groups when they need direction and then stand back to observe the magic of self-directed learning. They will often share that they are not giving the students an education but rather facilitating it. They have seen over and over again that children want to learn all on their own. It is our privilege to guide them.