Monarch Montessori is an authentic Montessori school serving children from 6 weeks to 3rd grade. Monarch Montessori School is an Associate Member of the American Montessori Society (AMS).This assures our families and staff that certain standards and qualifications are maintained at our school.

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What is “Authentic” Montessori?.

Unfortunately, anyone can call their school a ” Montessori” school. There is no trademark or required oversight in using that name. When it comes to researching Montessori schools, the responsibility lies with the parents to do their research in determining if their child will get a true Montessori experience. A quality Montessori education is centered around the skill of the Head Teachers and the quality of the materials the children use. There are no regulations around ensuring whether the program has the appropriate Montessori materials or that the teachers are properly trained in the Montessori Method.

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Why is Monarch Montessori considered an authentic Montessori school?

Monarch is an Initiate Member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). In order for our school to be be a part of AMS, our teachers must hold recognized Montessori credentials and we must follow guidelines based on Montessori philosophy and procedures, as well as agree to abide by the AMS Code of Ethics.

 All of our head teachers are Montessori Credentialed, and we are a Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA).

Monarch is conveniently located at 2 Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Little Falls, NJ, we are less than one mile from both the Willowbrook Park and Ride, Rts.23/46/80 interchange, and the Wayne/Rt. 23 Transit Center.

Our School

Monarch Montessori is a new, state-of-the-art facility designed with the Montessori philosophy as a focus. It houses new interiors, furnishings and Montessori didactic materials. Further, our school is equipped with the best in digital technology for the safety, security, and comfort of our children.

Spacious, bright and warm classrooms are filled with natural light and provide an environment that is safe, clean and homey. Carpeting, natural bamboo flooring, and surroundings that echo the home are designed to encourage children to create, explore, feel at ease and ready to learn.

Our school environment is both compliant with and surpasses New Jersey health and safety standards through enhanced health and safety practices, staff training and support services originally provided by TermSafe Child-Safe Environmental Specialists. Additionally, we strive to maintain a green environment by using environmentally friendly cleaning products and supplies. This minimizes chemical exposure for the children during the day and shows the children the importance of caring for the natural world.

Outdoors, children can continue their “work” of play in our play area, set on 1.3 acres of open space. Several times daily, they have the opportunity to engage in physical activity and use their imaginations. In Spring, they plant their own outdoor garden, incorporating the “fruits of their labor” into classroom meals and snacks.

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