Welcome from the

Head of School

Welcome to The Westmont Montessori School.  We are proud to be entering our 55th year as a premier early educational environment in the greater Mendham Chester community.

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What’s Happening

Accreditation

Accreditation is a choice and a commitment. It reflects our school’s mission to continuously achieve educational excellence ensuring that our teachers, curriculum, and facilities uphold the highest standards.

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The Westmont Journey~ Our Programs

The Westmont Montessori School provides an environment that fosters independence, self-esteem, integrity, and personal responsibility. Our Montessori philosophy empowers each child by providing the foundation to excel academically, to develop respect for self and others, and to value the world in which he lives. The Westmont graduate is a capable young person who is inspired to learn.

Click the color-coded program to see the journey.

Westmont 1st Steps

Westmont 1st Steps

A MONTESSORI & Me class, children and caregivers happily explore and discover the inviting Montessori environment while bonding in play, song, and language. Children 15 months and older may participate. Click here for registration.

Westmont 1st Steps

Little Steps Montessori

Little Steps Montessori

Children learn through play. Our cozy Little Steps class sets children on a lifelong path of exploration created especially for the heart and mind of a young child. Children 18-24 months may participate. Click here to apply.

Little Steps Montessori

Toddlers

Toddlers

Immersed in a small group setting, our Toddler class provides a safe, nurturing atmosphere, allowing for children to foster independence and the love of learning at their own pace. In this sensorial environment, children develop their fine and gross motor, language, spatial, math, and social skills while exploring hands-on activities. Children 2 and older by October 1 may participate. Click here to apply.

Toddlers

Early Childhood

Early Childhood

In the Early Childhood program, children ages 3-6 combine to form a community of learners. This multiyear Montessori cycle offers a unique experience for each child and provides ample opportunities to advance socially, emotionally, and academically. The curriculum encompasses the individualized learning of mathematics, language arts, practical life skills, science, and cultural studies. Children 3 and older by October 1 may participate. Click here to apply.

Early Childhood

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

A leadership year for every child, Kindergarten culminates from the foundation laid through the previous years at Westmont. The child solidifies essential knowledge, thinking skills, and strength of character - all necessary to flourish as capable children today and successful adults tomorrow. Children 5 and older by October 1 may participate. Click here to apply.

Kindergarten

After School Programs

After School Programs

Join us for Art, Dance and Strong Kidz. Registration is now open for the Winter 2020 After School programs for our Early Childhood and Kindergarten students. Please click here for details; spaces are limited.

After School Programs

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Fun at Camp Westmont for Summer 2020! Classes for all ages 15 months – 6 years: Parent/Child classes, Toddler Classes, Early childhood Classes, hourly, morning, afternoon, daily drop-in hours, before and after care. Look for your registration early Spring 2020.

Summer Camp

Why

Montessori?

Step inside one of our classrooms and you will see a place where children learn through hands-on exploration and play. It is within this self-paced environment that the children’s senses, language, and mathematics take off and develop. Current best educational practices and scientific research continue to validate Dr. Montessori’s pedagogy.

The best experience we could have ever imagined… Our daughter is self-confident, a leader in most situations and loves to learn. She is BEYOND ready to tackle her 1st grade year and enter into a new school…and this is all because she attended this beautiful school for 4 years. You will be missed Westmont.

- Brandi T.