Why Montessori?

A Montessori learning environment is an extension of your home. It is a self-paced environment where children’s natural development of self, language, and   mathematics flourish. Current best educational practices and scientific research continue to validate Dr. Montessori’s pedagogy. Click here for more information.

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

Our Mission

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 we live. The Westmont graduate is a capable young person who is inspired to learn.

Click the color-coded program to see the journey.

MONTESSORI & Me

MONTESSORI & Me

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. Please call Auris Vanderbilt, 908-879-6355 or email avanderbilt@westmontmontessori.org for more details.

MONTESSORI & Me

Little Steps Montessori

Little Steps Montessori

Children learn through play. Our cozy Little Steps program 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 classroom, multi-age children 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 Care Program (AP)

After Care Program (AP)

The aftercare program provides the opportunity to extend a child’s day right here at Westmont and to partner with our families to fulfill a childcare need. Peace of mind comes from knowing a child will continue to be in a familiar place where they are safe, active, learning, nurtured, and engaged after the school day ends. For more details, please contact Auris Vanderbilt, 908-879-6355 or avanderbilt@westmontmontessori.org

After Care Program (AP)

Summer Camp 2023

Summer Camp 2023

Camp Westmont offers young campers ages 15 mos. – 6 yrs. the opportunity to continue growing under the guidance of our experienced and certified Montessori staff. Come create, discover, play, and make new friends in our beautiful indoor and outdoor environments. For additional information, contact Amanda Fink, afink@westmontmontessori.org, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Summer Camp 2023

Testimonial

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.
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.