’More Than a School’

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.

Parent Involvement

The history of our school is closely linked to the commitment of our parents, and our ongoing success is attributed in great part to our parent/school partnership.

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positivie involvement of parents.” Jane D. Hull



The Westmont Parent Organization (WPO) is a parent volunteer group created to encourage a strong and enriching support system for parents, staff, and children of our school and to connect with each other as a community. For more information, please contact Carmen Assaad and Amanda Fisher, westmontmontessoriWPO@gmail.com




Each class has a room parent, who organizes class teas, events, and coordinates volunteers for the classrooms and school wide events. Parents are also involved driving on field trips, reading to their child's class, helping with special celebrations, organizing bake sales, and celebrating their teachers.




Our Celebration of Children is our annual fundraising event. We come together to celebrate our children and their one-of-a-kind creations. It is with the help of our remarkable parent volunteers that we can hold such a successful night every year.


Community Partnerships

Westmont is committed to the communities and families it serves, not only offering a quality early childhood education, but also supporting local organizations that seek to improve the quality of life for families. We have proudly supported the Jason K. Jacobs Scholarship Fund, Preschool Advantage, The Mendham Chester Food Pantry, Holly Manor, Mendham Harvest Hustle, local sports sponsorship, Tunes for Thomas-Valery Fund, Pennies for Peace, Morris County 4-H, and many more.


Parent Education Series

Throughout the year we offer opportunities for parents to learn more about Montessori, health and wellness, and general parenting topics. The presentations, workshops, and events for our parents may be offered on-campus or virtual. Please click here for the Parent Education Calendar.

Westmont partners with other local private schools to bring you Common Ground Speaks, https://www.commongroundspeaks.org/. This speaker series presents changing topics that are important to parents presented by speakers who are leaders in their fields.

Held throughout the year, Mornings with Monica is an opportunity for parents to gather with the Head of School to discuss topics important to their child’s growth and development.

Flash forward a year from now... a decade from now... what will your child have in common with today's most remarkable innovators, such as the Google co-founders and the creator of Amazon.com? The foundation of a Montessori Education? Do not miss out on this precious Kindergarten year! Join us on Feb. 2, 2023, 6:30 pm for a Kindergarten Information Session at Westmont.

Moving from Toddler to Early Childhood class is an exciting time in your child's life. At Westmont, we know the importance of ensuring that your child experiences an enjoyable and happy transition and are offering an informative session for parents on May 2023 - JOIN US!



Westmont’s culture of giving and giving back is what keeps our school moving forward.  Our mission to develop capable people by providing the best educational foundation possible is supported and sustained by the generosity of our community. Our Ray of Light Annual Fund is instrumental in maintaining a strong and experienced Montessori faculty, a rich and diverse curriculum, a safe and attractive facility and an education worthy of Dr. Maria Montessori’s legacy “to educate the human potential”.

The Ray of Light Annual Fund is Westmont’s key fundraising initiative. It directly supports the funding of programs for our students, faculty, and staff that make Westmont the great school that it is.

Make a donation to the Ray of Light Fund

“The Jason K. Jacobs Early Childhood Education Scholarship does more than celebrate the life of a man who is dearly missed… it celebrates the life of a child who can impact tomorrow.” The cost of providing your children with a quality education may be a strain on a family’s budget. Over the years, Westmont has shown a true commitment in helping eligible families reduce the cost of tuition with the support of scholarship funds. This need-based partial financial support, established in 2004, in memory of Jason K. Jacobs, father to a Westmont alumni and a victim of the September 11, 2001 tragedy, is a means to make a Montessori education accessible to families in need. For consideration, please contact Auris Vanderbilt, avanderbilt@westmontmontessori.org .


We love Westmont and feel so fortunate that our children are growing up in your environment. Westmont has been a gift to our boys.

- Amanda M.
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.