Westmont Montessori

In the early 1960’s, a group of Mendham parents got together and formed what is now our beautiful, thriving school. 
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Dr. Maria Montessori was a scientist who is known for “following the child”. She observed children and devised her approach 
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“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.” –Hellen Keller The pace of life in today’s world often leaves us 
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“The senses, being explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge. Our apparatus for educating the senses offers the 
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“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own 
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The school is a child’s home away from home where a strong sense of community in the classroom helps each 
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“If we are to teach real peace in this world… we shall have to begin with the children.”—Mahatma Gandhi Montessori 
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Healthy foods are a hallmark of Montessori philosophy. Dr. Montessori was one of the first educators to recognize the connection 
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A Montessori classroom is carefully prepared to “follow each child” as he engages in joyful learning while building independence and 
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Beginning September 1, New Jersey will begin enforcing a new set of car restraint laws. The most significant change to 
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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.