‘The First Step Towards Your Child’s Future’

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.

Welcome from Admissions

58+ YEARS STRONG!

Dear Prospective Parents,

Thank you for your interest in The Westmont Montessori School. Westmont, an AMS and MSA-CESS accredited school, welcomes children between the ages of 18 months – 6 years.

Finding a quality preschool for your child is important and here at Westmont we are committed to the individual educational development of each child. The early years of a child’s education are foundational to their future success in school and life.

I am excited to invite you to learn more about our school and the benefits of a Montessori early childhood education for your child. Please contact me directly, Auris Vanderbilt, avanderbilt@westmontmontessori.org, schedule a visit, or apply.

In the meantime, for a glimpse of our school – its warmth and nurturing community – we invite you to use the following tools to get to know us:

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing Westmont with you.

Auris M. Vanderbilt
Assistant Head of School and Director of Admission
avanderbilt@westmontmontessori.org

The Westmont Montessori School is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian school, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational or admission policies.

 

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
 

Admissions Process

Inquire

Visit

Visit

We would love to share more about our school and welcome you to contact our admissions department, 908-879-6355, admissions@westmontmontnessori.org or click here to request an in-person visit. An in-person visit will provide a firsthand experience of all that Westmont has to offer. We look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Visit

Apply

Child Visit

Child Visit

A one-on-one child visit with one of our faculty may be scheduled once your application has been received.

Child Visit

Enroll

Enroll

Upon acceptance, you will receive a letter inviting you to reserve your child's spot.

Enroll

The Westmont Montessori School is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian school, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational or admission policies.

 

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Scholarship / Financial Support

For need base partial scholarship/financial support, please contact Auris Vanderbilt, Assistant Head of School, avanderbilt@westmontmontessori.org or 908-879-6355.

Testimonial

Westmont has allowed my child the room to grow while also giving him the support to thrive academically as well as social-emotionally. He is more confident, respectful and courteous, and loves to learn.

- Molly S.
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.