Montessori School and Preschool Millburn NJ
Alpine Montessori of Millburn was established in 1978. This location is licensed for 89 children and is comprised of 6-7 smaller classrooms with a low teacher-student ratio. The school provides a very strong academic program which is delivered in a warm and nurturing environment.
There is a large community classroom where children get together for circle time, arts and crafts and additional activities. We also have a seperate reading/library where children can select books and spend time with the reading materials. There is also a playground/outdoor area for the children to play during outdoor time.
The unique Montessori program at our school is designed as an excellent foundation for the continued education of children 2-1/2 to 6 years old. In addition to the Montessori daily lessons, language, writing and mathematical development. Through the years the school has been considered one of the best preschools for preparing young minds. The school remains on the recommended list of some of the area’s best private elementary schools.
Alpine Montessori of Millburn was the best! This school became our daughters second home, each attended three years of school their (including Kindergarten). Our older daughter received the one-on-one attention needed to develop her fine mother skills and our younger the encouragement to take risks which helped her come out of her shell. The self confidence boost and practical skill development they received at Alpine made the transition to public schools so much easier (our youngest was accepted to three of the three private schools we interviewed at but as a family we decided public education was for us). Alpine teachers were continuously engaged with each students success. We were frequently informed of dynamics developing amongst children or any challenges our daughters might be facing. We discussed collaboratively interventions with our teachers and the overall experience within the school was a partnership geared towards our child’s development. After our youngest graduated from kindergarten we moved out of New Jersey. When we return for a visit Alpine is always top of the list! We highly recommend Alpine Montessori of Millburn to any parent who is looking for a nurturing, dynamic and engaging atmosphere for their child’s early learning and development.
Alpine Montessori school is full of wonderful and genuine people who happen to be great teachers too! I now have two kids attending Alpine and my youngest will go there as well, I highly recommend Alpine! Here is why.Three years ago I chose Alpine Montessori for my oldest daughter for several reasons; it has a diverse student body, the staff is warm, friendly and knowledgable, the school is in a home and is very inviting, and the classrooms are clean and well organized. Alpine also has good security and I love the Montessori system and the curriculum/program that the school has developed.I could not be happier with my decision to send my oldest daughter to Alpine. She is now in the Kindergarten program and has grown so much over the last three years. My daughter is doing things in her class that I would not have thought possible three years ago (example: introduction to concepts such as fractions!).My daughter has loved all of her teachers at Alpine and I believe that those strong personal connections are what has allowed her to flourish so much.The school has been very good about moving my oldest daughter around between classes when she was ready for new challenges. She has SO much fun at school and comes home completely exhausted that she’s usually asleep by 7 pm.Alpine offers extracurricular activities (dance, music, science) which I take advantage of. This has been wonderful since driving around on the weekdays is a challenge (she has two younger sisters),I appreciate that at Alpine there are always opportunities for parents to volunteer and be involved. To sum it up, I could not be happier with our experience at Alpine. There was one moment this past fall when my daughter needed a small medical procedure and we couldn’t get her in to surgery for almost two months. Knowing that her teacher at Alpine assured me “I will take care of her as if she were my own”. I cried. I know that my daughter’s teacher meant what she said as I have seen her take care of all the kids in this manner.The owner of Alpine is also very nice and has three kids himself (they are older) so he is very easy to talk to and is always available to parents.Alpine is a wonderful school for my children and I hope you give it serious consideration for the educational and developmental needs of your child as well.Yours truly,Elizabeth Terzić Smith
Our son’s time at Alpine Montessori has been everything my wife and I had hoped for. The affection and attentiveness our 3 1/2 year old receives from the teaching staff is fantastic. Between the experiences he shares with us daily, and what we witness during drop-off, pick up, and school meetings, we know our son gets personal attention and love from the staff. He is never made to feel like a “pack animal” in a group setting. Two years in.. and he’s still getting daily hugs from the teachers. I also constantly see the staff on their knees to be at a child’s height when they talk with the kids. As for the academics, we’ve seen growth in his basic understanding of numbers, letters, shapes, and overall comprehension of basic life skills.. and that’s reflected at home whether at the kitchen table.. or being attentive during book readings. He talks about his “shelf work” and specialized workbooks in his classroom. He also tells us about the celebration the teaching staff gives him when he completes his workbooks. The small school environment has also been great for our son. He’s met new friends and loves going to the library and playground. In short, we could not be happier with Alpine. My wife and I are happy and feel good when we drop off our son at school each morning.. and more importantly, so is our son!
Serving Millburn, Short Hills, Summit, Springfield, Maplewood, South Orange, Chatham, Livingston and West Orange