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.
“Children are eager to help with all sorts of troubles. And what’s more, they seem to enjoy it!” This remarkable statement from The Human Sparks series on PBS, highlights how humans are naturally altruistic. They get great pleasure out of accomplishing tasks for others.
In the Montessori classroom, we help to nurture altruism by creating an environment that belongs to the children. The children learn to put their work away on the shelves, roll up their rugs, and push in their chairs not because the teacher tells them to but because it is helpful to their friends. With multi-age classrooms, children are given many opportunities to help each other as well. Older children can give lessons to younger children, help them put on their coat, and work together with them on tasks. It is the work of the children to take care of and respect the environment, themselves, and others – and they derive great joy in doing so!
If you would like to watch the segment of The Human Spark that shares some examples of the studies from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, take a look at the clip below.
Westmont does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The joy and smiles of our children strengthen our commitment to a Montessori early childhood education. Westmont, an accredited school with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), stands as one of the premier Montessori schools in NJ. We welcome you to discover Westmont.