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.
Flash forward a year from now, a decade from now…what will the children pictured here 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.
Starting February 28 through March 5, 2016, we celebrate the 109th anniversary of Montessori Education during Montessori Education Week. Dr. Maria Montessori believed that each child learns at his own pace and in his own unique way. This innovative thinking shaped a new type of learning environment designed to kindle the individual interests of each learner. When asked by Barbara Walters in a television interview what they felt was a major factor in their success, Google co-founders credited their early childhood Montessori education: “We both went to Montessori school,” Mr. Larry Page said, “and I think it was part of that training of …being self-motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world, doing things a little bit differently.”
As articulated by these alumni, the Montessori Method fosters independence and critical thinking skills in young children—skills that ultimately enable them to respond creatively to new challenges, resolve conflicts effectively, and understand and relate to others.
On March 19th at 10AM, we welcome the community to help us celebrate children and learning. Join us at our Open House Social at 10AM (at the Westmont Montessori School, 577 Rt. 24 in Mendham (908)879-6355). Children–come ready to have some fun!
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.