From our vast curriculum to the unique classrooms to the strength of each teacher, Westmont encourages children to think for themselves, to discover, question, build resilience, create, lead, and collaborate. Westmont’s thriving, nurturing environment leads to lifelong success in academic, emotional, and social skills.
Flash forward a year from now… a decade from now… what will your child have in common with today’s most remarkable inventors, such as the Google co-founders and the creator of Amazon.com? The foundation of a Montessori Education.
Westmont’s commitment to educating children who become responsible and
caring adults goes far beyond our classroom. We partner with our parents and our community to assure that all students have the support and resources they need to succeed in school and in life - there is no better partnership!
We are proud of Westmont’s enduring foundation reflected in our alumni’s seamless transition into the area’s finest public and independent schools and subsequent entry into a vast array of colleges and universities - from Amherst to Yale.
Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
What is something that challenged you?
How did someone fill your bucket today? Whose bucket did you fill?
Did you like your lunch?
Rate your day on a scale from 1-10.
Did anyone get in trouble today?
How were you brave today?
What questions did you ask at school today?
Tell us your top two things from the day (before you can be excused from the dinner table!).
What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
What are you reading?
What was the hardest rule to follow today?
Teach me something I don’t know.
If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
(For older kids): Do you feel prepared for your history test?” or, “Is there anything on your mind that you’d like to talk about?” (In my opinion, the key is not only the way a question is phrased, but responding in a supportive way.)
Who did you share your snacks with at lunch?
What made your teacher smile? What made her frown?
What kind of person were you today?
What made you feel happy?
What made you feel proud?
What made you feel loved?
Did you learn any new words today?
What do you hope to do before school is out for the year?
If you could switch seats with anyone in class, who would it be? And why?
What is your least favorite part of the school building? And favorite?
If you switched places with your teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
The joy and smiles of our children strengthen our commitment to a Montessori learning environment. Westmont, founded in 1964, stands as one of the premier Montessori schools in NJ. We welcome you to discover our school.