Since 1978, our Montessori philosophy, creative curriculum, and loving staff have developed the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of our students. Each student’s unique personality is encouraged and respected as an important member of the Montessori community. Our students have the opportunity to work at their own pace to indulge in the innate willingness to learn.
The arts are vital to the school’s curriculum and fit perfectly within the Montessori method. Through the arts, our children develop autonomy and self-reliance, sensory-motor skills, and the ability to think abstractly. The school arranges frequent programs with the museums and galleries of Snug Harbor. We offer parents several education options.
Our Transitional Toddler programs provide children at 2 years of age their first educational experience under the guidance of a Montessori teacher. Our Pre-Primary (including PKA and Kindergarten) programs provide children 3 to 5 years of age a rich curriculum of Practical Life, Sensorial Materials, Math, Language Development, Fine Arts, Crafts, Music Exploration, Horticulture, Body, Movement and Cultural Extensions. Our Kindergarten program is offered to children who have completed the PKA (4 year old) Program. This is the culmination of the 3-year Pre-Primary program. It is a skills-based curriculum with work books as well as hands-on Montessori materials to reinforce what the child has learned.
The Children’s Harbor Montessori School Summer Program provides an enriching, stimulating and creative experience for children ages 2 to 5. Children will experience our unique Montessori philosophy and curriculum, which is designed to develop the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of each child. The six-week fun-filled program includes cooking, painting, fine arts, crafts, music exploration, movement and dance, and Yoga. Educational programs include nature walks through the Snug Harbor Botanical Gardens, including the Chinese Scholar’s Garden and the Secret Garden, weekly programs with the on-site museums, and lessons in Horticulture. Children also enjoy games, exercise and free play activities in our large private playground.
Fear of separation? Not a problem. We have guided parents and toddlers through the difficult task of separation for over 3 decades.
Children’s Harbor Montessori School admits students of any race, color or creed and national or ethnic origins.