The mission of West Orange Montessori School is to provide an authentic Montessori Education for children ages 15 months thru age 6, including Kindergarten, inspiring in each child a passion for lifelong learning.
West Orange Montessori School is not a day-care or play school. Rather, our Primary Program (15 months thru age 6, including Kindergarten) is a unique cycle of learning designed to take advantage of a child’s sensitive years, when he can absorb information from an enriched environment.
Our comprehensive program of learning is purposefully structured and appealing to young children. Our school building is a beautiful, historic home, carefully converted into an enriched and thoughtfully prepared Montessori learning environment.
A child who acquires the basic
skills of reading and arithmetic in this natural Montessori way has the advantage of beginning his education
without drudgery, boredom, or discouragement. By pursuing his individual interest in a Montessori classroom, he gains an early enthusiasm for learning, which is the key to his becoming a truly educated person.
You can download a PDF of the West Orange Montessori Parent's Handbook by clicking here.