Montessori School Wall, NJ
How do you characterize a high-quality education? How would you describe a great school? For over 100 years, Montessori teachers have been redefining education and school as tools to empower students to investigate their world, make informed choices and be independent thinkers. At Monmouth Montessori Academy of Wall, our learning environment is characterized by multi-age classrooms, educational materials designed specifically for the Montessori Method, freedom of work choice, and long blocks of work time that encourage unlimited discovery.
Monmouth Montessori Academy of Wall is an AMS-member Montessori school and, in keeping with that philosophy, we have five learning areas: 1) The Language Center teaches children word and sentence structure as well as how to think and communicate through reading and writing. 2) In the Math Center, students begin by learning concrete quantitative concepts with sensorial materials and puzzles before moving on to abstract math. 3) In Practical Life, students practice everyday activities to learn to take care of themselves and their environment. This area develops a sense of order, concentration, coordination and independence in the world. 4) Our Sensorial Center materials develop memory and reasoning abilities through the use of colors, shapes, dimensions, textures, smells and sounds. 5) In Geography and Culture, students learn about the world in which they live as a whole from a geographical perspective. Then, they break the world down into focused lessons about individual continents, countries, cultures, languages and customs.
At Monmouth Montessori Academy of Wall, we have common classrooms for preschool and elementary levels in keeping with the Montessori strategy of mixed-age classes and cooperative learning. In addition to the core Montessori materials and lessons, we also teach art, foreign language, yoga and more. We also 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.