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‘Learning How to Think – Exploring How to Do’

From our vast curriculum to the 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.

Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome! I am delighted to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you and your family. As Head of School, it is with great privilege that I embrace the opportunity to lead this exceptional school and am genuinely excited to embark on this journey in partnership with you and our dedicated faculty and staff.

Westmont holds a special place in my heart, not only as my place of employment for almost 15 years but also as the foundation of my children’s education. I have many fond memories of my children’s time here at Westmont. I credit their teachers and the Montessori philosophy for creating the independent lifelong learners that my children are today.

I am proud and honored to continue the tradition of quality education offered here at Westmont. Together with our skilled Board of Trustees, passionate faculty and staff, and past and present Westmont families, I welcome you to come see our dually accredited remarkable school for yourself.

Amanda E. Fink, M. Ed, BCIES
Head of School
The Westmont Montessori School
“Inspire each child, parent, and staff member to reach his or her potential”
577 Rt. 24
Mendham, NJ 07945

What Parents Are Saying


Proud of our 20+ years as an American Montessori School (AMS) and Middle States Association (MSA-CESS) accredited school. 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 in early childhood education. Our commitment to education continues to be one of the many reasons why more than 2000 families and our Montessori certified teachers, a team with a combined 100 years of teaching experience, have made their home at Westmont. Additional accreditation information may be found here.



Board of Trustees

Westmont is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization with a board of trustees who are responsible for the fiduciary health, policy setting, and strategic planning for the school.

Dan O'Donnell
Board Chair
Meimee Persau
Board Vice-Chair
Stephanie Caravela
Mark Parkhurst
Kellie Anderson
Member at Large
Elizabeth Creveling
Member at Large
Maria Fehling
Member at Large
Amanda Fisher
Member at Large
Jessica Golumbeski
Member at Large
Dirk Pott
Member at Large
Tara Schellhorn
Member at Large
Catherine Siracusa
Member at Large

Meet Our Staff


My child absolutely LOVES school. I love the Montessori philosophy and feel very strongly about the importance especially for young children! ~We love it!

- Merete E.
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.