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Pennington Montessori School

Pennington Montessori School is a coeducational private montessori school for students in grades Pre-K through Kindergarten.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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As the premiere early childhood preschool in the Central New Jersey area and licensed by the New Jersey State Division of Children and Families, Pennington Montessori offers exceptional preschool education to children of all backgrounds. We provide a solid educational foundation in a safe, nurturing environment to foster the enthusiasm for learning that is innate in every child.

Our teaching method is a child-centered approach that utilizes teacher observation to identify and respond to each child’s individual needs. We believe this approach best maximizes every child’s academic and personal potential for success.


The Montessori Curriculum Designed around independence While Montessori education is more than 100 years old, its foundational principles are more relevant than ever in the 21st century. With a curriculum designed around independence and self-reliance, a Montessori education is ideal preparation for the world today. As technology develops, greater value is placed on human problem-solving, creative thinking and collaboration—all among the fundamental skills each child develops at Pennington Montessori preschool.

Social Interaction The Montessori preschool classroom is not only a place for individual learning, but is also a vibrant community where the child learns to socially interact in a variety of ways. The three-year age range in every class enables older children to teach the younger children, showing how both are able to learn from this experience. With such a variety in the classroom, each child can work at his or her own pace, unhindered by competition and encouraged by co-operation.

Intellectual Materials Montessori materials are beautifully handcrafted and are displayed on low, open shelves. These unique materials are tools to stimulate the child into logical thought and discovery. Each piece of material has a specific purpose and is presented in a manner that will enable them to direct their own learning. They present one concept at a time and show the child a “control of error” when something has been done incorrectly. This self-evident method teaches the child to learn with increasing independence and responsibility. Everything is child-sized, and all of the activities are within reach to allow free choice.

Educational Methods Montessori takes a non-traditional approach to a child’s educational and social development, including the physical learning space, teacher-student relationship, instructional methods and more.

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to offer a Montessori-based early childhood education to children from all backgrounds in a safe, nurturing environment designed to encourage independence. We provide our students with a solid educational foundation and foster their innate enthusiasm for learning.

It is our belief that a child’s most significant learning takes place from birth to age 6—a stage Maria Montessori referred as “the absorbent mind.” We believe that learning ideally takes place in an environment that allows children to explore abstract concepts through hands-on experiences. Our teaching method is a child-centered approach that utilizes ongoing observation by the teacher to determine and respond to individual needs. This maximizes each child’s academic and personal success.

Our teaching method is a child-centered approach that utilizes ongoing observation by the teacher to determine and respond to individual needs. We consider each child unique, and that children at this age develop and progress at their own pace. We treat each child with respect, grace and courtesy and encourage our students to do the same in their interactions with others. We see a child’s education as the result of many influences, including teachers, parents, peers and the natural world. To this end, we place a strong emphasis on building the support and direct involvement of our parents, both in and out of the classroom.

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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 113
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 92
Kindergarten 21

Pennington Montessori School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Pennington Montessori School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Business Manager   Marcella Petruccio
Admission Coordinator   Meghan Schoennagel
Director   Kathleen Hannah

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