Summit Early childhood programs delivered by tenured faculty designed to facilitate the development of your child’s natural social, emotional, and academic abilities.
Summit Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten
The Early Childhood Program Trusted by Summit Parents for Over Three Decades
The family-friendly town of Summit, NJ, is an idyllic place to raise children while still being close enough to Manhattan to commute by train. Summit is home to several popular restaurants just off the Village Green, making it convenient for parents to enjoy an evening out. Summit’s charming downtown is the location of various town-wide events like Screen on the Green movie nights, the annual Scream on the Green Halloween celebration, and the month-long Summit Has Pride event. Families who live in Summit enjoy taking classes at the Summit Area YMCA, swimming at the Summit Family Aquatic Center, hiking at Summit Park Line, and playing at parks like Soldiers Memorial Field, Martin’s Brook Park, Passaic River Park, Grove Terrace Park, Oakwood Park and Edison Recreation Center. Families also like to spend nice days enjoying the beautiful gardens at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Summit parents often ask their friends and neighbors to recommend an early childhood program that will give their young children the best start to their education. They know it’s essential to enroll their two- to five-year-olds in a well-established preschool, pre-K and kindergarten program that nurtures each student’s unique strengths. For over 35 years, parents have been recommending Alpine Montessori of Milburn to their friends in Summit, NJ, because of its unique, academically rich early childhood program.
Parents in Summit appreciate that we immerse their children in hands-on experiences and lessons that get them ready to excel socially, emotionally and academically in the real world. With a learning environment specially prepared to meet each child's developmental needs, it's unsurprising that local private schools recommend Alpine Montessori of Millburn as a strong early childhood program. Summit families living in the friendly neighborhoods surrounding Springfield Avenue, Broad Street, Morris Avenue, Kent Place Boulevard, Summit Avenue, Passaic Avenue and River Road are confident that their children are receiving a strong academic foundation at Alpine Millburn. If you're looking for an academically rich preschool, pre-K or kindergarten program, look no further than Alpine Montessori of Millburn.
A Unique Summit Montessori Program
At Alpine Montessori of Millburn, we present Montessori Manipulatives within a traditional learning environment and use the Montessori Method to encourage the development of each student's skills. We keep class sizes small and student-teacher ratios low to make it possible for us to nurture and assess each student continuously. We keep parents apprised of their children’s progress at school through a great deal of personalized communication. Our communications include regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences, newsletters, and the timely return of parent phone calls.
At Alpine of Millburn, we know that well-rounded early childhood development lays the foundation for success later in life. Our facility's unique layout promotes both your child's social and academic development. Children from multiple age groups congregate daily for circle time, arts and crafts, and an array of other group activities in our large community classroom. Our colorful playground area is the perfect outdoor space for young learners to expand their minds and exercise their bodies. Preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten students choose skill-appropriate books that interest them from our engaging reading and library room.
With six to seven smaller classrooms and a low student to teacher ratio, Alpine Montessori of Millburn provides an exceptional early childhood education program that focuses on providing each student with a strong academic foundation while providing each child with individual attention and nurturing their social and physical development. In every classroom, our experienced teaching staff emphasizes the importance of cooperation, positive peer relationships, compassion, social etiquette, and respect for humanity. In addition to our daily school schedule, we offer before- and after-care for children enrolled in our early education program.
We have two preschool classrooms designated to our 2 1/2- and 3 1/2-year-old students at Alpine Montessori of Millburn. For preschool students, we offer a full- or half-day schedule, five days per week, or part-time. We introduce our youngest preschool students to the Montessori Method by presenting them with practical life tasks to help them develop the skills they need to be independent. Our 3 1/2-year-old students expand upon their practical life skills while developing critical thinking abilities and working toward reading-readiness.
Alpine's pre-K program is a full day, five-day-per-week experience for 4 1/2-year-old children. Children in our pre-K classrooms are introduced to advanced practical life tasks and encouraged to develop their fine motor, critical thinking, mathematical, reading, and oral language skills. Alpine's pre-K students typically develop strong phonemic and rhyming skills and are prepared to employ consonant/vowel recognition in kindergarten. By the end of the school year, our pre-K students typically have mastered kindergarten-level skills.
We welcome 5-year-olds and accelerated 4-year-old children to our full-time, five-day-per-week private kindergarten program. Our accelerated pre-k and kindergarten students independently achieve individual reading goals and also work in small group settings assisting peers. Children typically leave our program having mastered first or even second grade reading skills. Children in Alpine’s kindergarten program also work to acquire advanced math skills, culminating in the interpretation of advanced charts and an introduction to multiplication.
Why Summit Parents Choose Alpine Montessori of Millburn
For more than 35 years, Summit parents have trusted Alpine Montessori of Millburn to help their children develop their strengths through an exceptional, non-competitive early childhood education program tailored to their individual needs.
Robust Academics and a strong focus on social and emotional growth help children build the skills for success and prepare them for continued learning.
Experienced, Dedicated Teachers meet each child at their stage of developmental needs and provide hands-on lessons and experiences to help prepare them academically, socially, and emotionally for the real world.
Small class sizes and a low student to teacher ratio facilitate individualized attention, continuous assessment of each child's progress, and ongoing communication with parents.
Individualized Learning provides each child with the opportunity to harness their natural abilities and progress at their own pace.
Accelerated pre-K for advanced 4-year-olds who are ready to learn at a kindergarten level.
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If you’re looking for an academically rigorous and nurturing early education program for your child, call us today at (973) 379-4710 to schedule a tour and learn more about our program. See why local parents and the best area private schools consistently recommend Alpine Montessori of Millburn.