For ages 3 through 6 years
Our Primary/Kindergarten Program at Somerset Hills Montessori includes Pre-K and Kindergarten. This program gets eager youngsters ready for grade school education in an environment that fosters the wonder of exploring the world with an independent spirit.
By the time they come to Pre-K, children have a foundation in skills and social interaction through previous experiences. This program focuses on guiding and nurturing their talents into more conscious and confident abilities, developing interest and enjoyment in school, and building friendships. During the Pre-K year, children are engaged and enriched through learning about science, nature, geography, art, music, mathematic, and language. Additionally, our unique Peace program introduces children to mindfulness and helps them to connect to the joys of living.
Our individually paced Pre-K II and Kindergarten programs provide a creative and positive learning experience that allow children to hone skills in academics and become exposed to wider areas of interest. These special interests include art, music, outer space, dinosaurs, sewing, cooking and theater. Because our students are enabled to self-direct their choices of activities, interests in various topics will emerge and be encouraged.
Our Primary/Kindergarten classes are designed to foster a strong sense of community and citizenship. Children learn peacekeeping, good manners and proper etiquette, creating a social community of their own that is both respectful and friendly. With their teachers as guides, the children are at the center of their own learning destinies, ready to live up to their fullest potential.