‘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

56+ YEARS STRONG!

Dear Prospective Parents,

Thank you for your interest in The Westmont Montessori School.  We are excited to invite you to learn more about our school and the principles of a Montessori early education.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented a virtual admissions process.  We encourage you to email Mrs. Auris Vanderbilt, avanderilt@westmontmontessori.org  to answer all your admissions-related questions.

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 our school with you.

Auris M. Vanderbilt

Assistant Head of School

avanderbilt@westmontmontessori.org

 

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 he lives. 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.

MONTESSORI & Me

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. The LSM Classes are at capacity; to be added to the waitlist please contact our school.

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 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.

After School Programs

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Camp Westmont offerings will be made available Spring 2021

Summer Camp
 

Admissions Process

Inquire

Visit

Visit

Join us for a personal tour (click here), drop-in Open House 9:00-11:00 am each Tuesday, or attend our annual Family Open House Social, February 29, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:30 am (snow date 3/7).

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. Visit Now

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 sex, race, religion, or disabilities, in the administration of its admissions policies.

Virtual Tour

 

Viewbook

 

Scholarship / Financial Support

For Scholarship/Financial Support, please contact Auris Vanderbilt, Assistant Head of School, avanderbilt@westmontmontessori.org or 908-879-6355, ext. #15.

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 on campus 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.