A summer full of fun!

Fun is in full swing all summer long here at Somerset Hills Montessori! Our Summer Camp program is truly designed for children to enjoy themselves, with as much time spent outdoors in the sunshine as possible.

Each week of Summer Camp has a theme, to keep kids engaged and intrigued—and they’re sure to learn something while having fun! A variety of activities around the themes include crafts, songs, lessons, and projects that bring the theme to life.

Weekly themes include:

  • Fourth of July: Starting the summer off with a patriotic salute to the USA!

  • Gardening: Hands-on learning about soil, sunlight and water and how plants grow

  • The Ocean: Exploration of life under the sea.

  • Magical Kingdom: An enchanted week of theater and song.

  • Magnificent Magnification: See the world in a different way through the magnifying glass!

  • Recycle/Upcycle: Get excited about helping the earth through reusing and recycling.

  • Nutritious & Delicious: The kitchen will come alive with making healthy eating fun!

Think of what an edge your children will have when there is no interruption in their learning all year long, while still having the enjoyment of being with friends, spending time outdoors and doing stimulating activities instead of being bored during the long, hot summer days.

And because many families need to adjust their schedules in the summer, we offer full days (same hours as the regular school year), or a 9:00 to 2:30 schedule. You can also choose as many days per week as you would like, but we ask that you keep the same schedule for the whole summer. Some campers may choose to add swimming at the nearby Basking Ridge Country Club for an additional fee. *

“Play is the work of the child.”

—Dr. Maria Montessori
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Testimonials

The SHMS family has been instrumental in the personal and educational development of my three children. I can’t speak highly enough about the overall educational and social teachings the school provides to the children. The staff is very caring and I have witnessed firsthand how the children thrive on the personal enrichment that is given to each child.

We have two children who attended SHMS in both the Kindergarten and the three-year old classrooms. The teachers are wonderful… not only they are great at inspiring learning in our kids but they are also very care while they teach. The Montessori method is by far the best for our family, my children are far ahead of any academic expectations we had initially at the beginning of our time at this school. This is because they aren’t forced to sit at a desk all day but are encouraged to follow their individual interests while they learn. I appreciate that the school is smaller in size and more like an extended family, even teachers that are not ours are familiar with our kids and their personalities and needs. I also appreciate that children are taught mutual respect between classmates and with adults, manners are reinforced and kindness is the key theme that carries across schoolwork and playtime. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a caring, intimate and nurturing environment that also does an equally excellent job at providing a place where children enjoy learning.

Our 3-year old daughter attends Somerset Hills Montessori School. The school is truly a “home away from home” for her. The teachers are exceptional and the personalized attention that she gets is unmatched. We’ve seen growth in her vocabulary and learning more everyday. We are so grateful to have found this school and truly appreciate everything the teachers are doing for her each and everyday.

The team at SHMS was like a second family for my children. The atmosphere was fun, caring and fostered academic, personal, social growth and development. The Montessori education allowed my children to learn at their own pace and by the time they entered Kindergarten they were much further along than many of their peers. My children looked forward to school every day.

This is an amazing group of genuine caring women who go above and beyond on a daily basis. The school operates like a ballet without a beat missed. I am truly grateful to have each one of these women in my son’s life and mine! It is a wonderful thing knowing my son is growing and learning in trusting and loving hands. I love SHMS!

Simply AMAZING! Our daughter is in the kindergarten class now and has been with the school since she was 2. She can’t wait to go to school each morning and doesn’t want to leave. It never ceases to amaze us how much they teach her, not just academically but socially as well. The teachers have all been there for years and are truly committed and passionate about what they do. We had visited many day cares in the area before, but SHMS really stood out for us. We are so glad that a friend recommended this school to us. Our younger son is also there now and we are confident that he will get the same strong foundation that the school provided and continue to provide his sister. To top it off, it is very reasonably priced. WE LOVE the school and can’t thank the teachers enough for what they have done and continue to do for our kids.

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