Kindergarten Favorite Foods — Graduating June 2024

May 5th, 2024

Food!  Glorious Food!

A year-end Montessori House tradition has the graduating Kindergarten students bring a favorite food to the All-School Party following their graduation ceremony.  Each Kindergarten student brings 15 to 20 servings of their favorite food — the school provides plates, napkins, drinks, and additional refreshments.

We’ve asked the Kindergarten families to let us know what food their graduates have chosen.  Here’s a sneak peek that we’ll keep updated as families report in:

Al. Ki.
Av. Ju.
Ch. Je.
Du. To. Snowflake Crisps
El. Ka.
Em. Ch.
Jo. No.
Ma. PL.
Ma. Bl.
Re. Le.
So. Ch.
So. Le.
Xa. Lu.

Wednesday, June 12th, 9 a.m. Graduation (graduates’ families only), 10 a.m. All-School Party.

Admissions 2024-25 (update: 05-24-2024)

November 1st, 2023

Now’s the time to visit us and submit an application.

We have openings for school year 2024-25 for all ages in both our full-day and half-day Montessori programs.
Our Summer 2024 program is fully subscribed for all six weeks (June 17 through July 26). 

We start children at age 30 months.  If your child will turn 30 months during the school year, we’re happy to have you start then with a reduced tuition reflecting the partial school year.   Depending on your starting date, you may guarantee mid-year placement by making a deposit now.

See “What Does It Cost?” for 2024-25 tuition and Summer 2024 fees. 

Start by visiting us for a private tour: book your private tour here

Text: 201-816-8343.  Email: admissions@themontessorihouse.com


Summary of our enrollment process: 

We take applications throughout the year.   For the school year starting September 2024, we have full-day and half-day morning Montessori programs openings available for children born after October 15, 2018:

  • For ages 5 & 6 years old: our mixed age Montessori Kindergarten program (full-day or half-day morning)
  • For ages 30 months to 4 years old: our mixed age Montessori Pre-Primary program (full-day or half-day morning)

To be considered for placement, families visit the school for a tour (book it online) and submit a paid application (download from our Admissions page).  In January 2024 we offer placement for September 2024 to currently enrolled students, and we then offer guaranteed placement to new students, roughly in the order we received their application.  We continue to have rolling admissions until our sessions fill at which time we start a wait list.

You can find our 2024-25 tuition rates here (and Summer 2024 rates too)

We offer tours most school days.  Tours are most informative when the classroom is filled with students and teachers, but we can only host one adult (no children) during the school day (if two adults come, we may take you into the classroom individually or together, depending on activities in the classroom that day). In our experience, visiting parents get the most from their time when they don’t have to also keep an eye on a toddler. If you have childcare available, we recommend a tour when classes are in session.  A personal, private tour during the school day starts at 9:45 a.m. and usually take about 45 minutes, with a generous amount of time in our classrooms.

But, if that’s not convenient for you, we want you to visit and are happy to have your child accompany you for a tour.  After school tours start after 4:00 p.m., usually for about 45 minutes, and are limited to two adults and two children.

You may schedule a personal tour online or contact us by texting/calling us at 201-816-8343.  Or we’ll contact you: e-mail us at admissions@themontessorihouse.com with your phone number and your child’s birth date, and we’ll reach out to schedule a visit.

We urge families interested in entering September 2024 to come visit soon: schedule a school visit and submit an application.

For more information, please contact us text/call us at 201-816-8343.

International Festival 2023

July 31st, 2023

We invite all our 2023-24 school families to participate in The Montessori House International Festival on Saturday, October 7.

Here are some of the many ways you and your family can participate (remember, the more families, the better):

  •  Booths:  School families create “booths” representing countries of their choice.  “Booths” can feature food, games, customs, clothing, and/or interesting facts from cultures around the world.  But don’t let the word “booth” scare you; some of our most popular booths in the past have involved simple presentations, easy activities for the children, or foods from the represented country.  Families can make booths themselves or join with other families.  A booth can reflect your family’s heritage, or simply a country or region that interests you.
  • Food:  We ask all families who attend to bring an ethnic dish of their choice.  This gives The Montessori House families yet another way to experience the great diversity that makes up our school.
  • Other volunteer opportunities:  The day of the Festival, we’ll need help decorating the playground, setting up food tables and chairs, coordinating the food contributions as they arrive, and cleaning up when the festival ends.

What’s next? 

It’s time to start organizing the Festival.  We’ll spend some time on Meet the Teachers Night (Tuesday, Sept 5, 7 p.m.) discussing the Fest, and if needed we will have another planning meeting after school (Thursday, Sept 7, 3:05 p.m.).  In addition, our families will receive a regular stream of emails with updates and volunteer opportunities.

K/1st Food Choices — Graduating June 2023

May 15th, 2023

Food!  Glorious Food!

A year-end Montessori House tradition has the graduating Kindergarten/1st Grade students bring a favorite food to the All-School Party following their graduation ceremony.  Each K/1st student brings 15 to 20 servings of their favorite food — the school provides plates, napkins, drinks, and additional refreshments.

We’ve asked the K/1st families to let us know what food their graduates have chosen.  Here’s a sneak peek that we’ll keep updated as families report in:

Ai. C. Gimbap, Dumplings, Japchae
Al. Y. Mac &  cheese
Au. M. Bagels with cream cheese & butter
Ja. G. Chocolate loaf bread/cake, bear-shaped, individually wrapped
Ji. H. Honey Rice Cake
Ke. M. Sandwich Wraps & Mochi Dessert
Lo. A. Croissants
Ma P. Cake Pops
Ma A. Salami
Ma S. Mac & Cheese
Mi. W. Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Friday, January 9th, 9 a.m. Graduation (graduates’ families only), 10 a.m. All-School Party.

CLOSED: Tuesday, February 28th, due to weather.

February 28th, 2023

Admissions 2023-24 (update 12-11-2023)

January 4th, 2023

The 2023-24 school year is humming along.  Our new students have settled in and our returning students are busy in the classroom.

We  do have openings for school year 2023-24 for all ages in both our full-day and half-day Montessori programs.  
Children who turn 30 months during the school year may register now and guarantee placement when they reach 30 months with a reduced tuition for late start.

Want to enroll your child for 2023-24?  We have openings to start in January 2024 or later.    New students will start a phase-in on Monday January 8th or later.  But, there’s not much time and much to do: application, tuition agreement, payment, medical records, Director meeting, etc.  New students start with a 4-day phase in once registered.

We urge interested families interested families to contact us today to visit the school  for a private tour (book it online) and to submit an application.
With rolling admissions, our sessions may fill at any time, at which time we will start a wait list for school year 2023-24 admissions. 

Text: 201-816-8343.  Email: admissions@themontessorihouse.com


Summary of our enrollment process: 

We take applications throughout the year.   For the school year starting September 2023, we have full-day and half-day morning Montessori programs openings available for children born after October 15, 2016 including:

  • For ages 5 & 6 years old: our mixed age Montessori Kindergarten program (full-day or half-day morning)
  • For ages 30 months to 4 years old: our mixed age Montessori Pre-Primary program (full-day or half-day morning)

To be considered for placement, families visit the school for a tour and submit a paid application (download here).  In January 2023 we offer placement for September 2023 to currently enrolled students, and we then offer guaranteed placement to new students, roughly in the order we received their application.  We continue to have rolling admissions until our sessions fill at which time we start a wait list.

You can find our 2023-24 tuition rates here (and Summer 2023 rates too)

We offer tours most school days.  Tours are most informative when the classroom is filled with students and teachers, but we can only host one adult (no children) during the school day (if two adults come, we’ll take you into the classroom individually). In our experience, visiting parents get the most from their time when they don’t have to also keep an eye on a toddler. If you have childcare available, we recommend a tour when classes are in session.  A personal, private tour during the school day starts at 9:45 a.m. and usually take about 45 minutes, with a generous amount of time in one or two classrooms.

But, if that’s not convenient for you, we want you to visit and are happy to have your child accompany you for a tour.  After school tours start at 4:15 p.m., usually for about 45 minutes, and are limited to two adults and two children.

You may schedule a personal tour online or contact us by texting/calling us at 201-816-8343.  Or we’ll contact you: e-mail us at admissions@themontessorihouse.com with your phone number and your child’s birth date, and we’ll reach out to schedule a visit.

We urge families interested in entering September 2023 to come visit soon: schedule a school visit and submit an application.

For more information, please contact us text/call us at 201-816-8343.

International Festival — October 8, 2022

September 1st, 2022

We invite all our 2022-23 school families to participate in The Montessori House International Festival on Saturday, October 8.

Here are some of the many ways you and your family can participate (remember, the more families, the better):

  •  Booths:  School families create “booths” representing countries of their choice.  “Booths” can feature food, games, customs, clothing, and/or interesting facts from cultures around the world.  But don’t let the word “booth” scare you; some of our most popular booths in the past have involved simple presentations, easy activities for the children, or foods from the represented country.  Families can make booths themselves or join with other families.  A booth can reflect your family’s heritage, or simply a country or region that interests you.
  • Food:  We ask all families who attend to bring an ethnic dish of their choice.  This gives The Montessori House families yet another way to experience the great diversity that makes up our school.
  • Other volunteer opportunities:  The day of the Festival, we’ll need help decorating the playground, setting up food tables and chairs, coordinating the food contributions as they arrive, and cleaning up when the festival ends.

What’s next? 

It’s time to start organizing the Festival.  We’ll spend some time on Meet the Teachers Night (Tuesday, Sept 6, 7 p.m.) discussing the Fest, and will have another planning meeting after school (Thursday, Sept 8, 3:05 p.m.).  In addition, our families will receive a regular stream of emails with updates and volunteer opportunities.

Stargazing

August 25th, 2022

Wanted to share this note from a Montessori House School parent …

Good morning Ms. Maria,
I wanted to tell you a story from our trip out to Utah this summer and the absolute joy I got to experience because of The Montessori House Enrichment Program. One night we participated in a stargazing experience with an expert that worked with NASA. Through a telescope we were able to see the moon, a number of different aged stars, Saturn and Jupiter. Throughout our evening, the guide kept asking us questions and our son M. was able to answer so many of them to the astonishment of not only the guide but my entire family as well.

In true M. fashion, he ended the experience a little upset that he was not able to see the rest of the planets, specifically Mars, but he survived.

The entire time I was filled with absolute gratitude for The Montessori House and the education that he has received these past few years and I cannot wait for everything he will get to learn this year.

 

See you in a few weeks — M’s mother.

Open Today (Fri, Jan 7) Enjoying the Snow!!

January 7th, 2022

Since our families come from a wide range of communities, the road conditions in each family’s community can be very different.  

If getting your child to school is inconvenient or unsafe, then do not hesitate to keep your child at home. 

Thanksgiving Feast 2021

November 27th, 2021

Thanks to all the parents, students and teachers for the wonderful Thanksgiving Feast we had a The Montessori House School on Tuesday.  Parents joined us on Monday to help prepare the Feast, and on Tuesday to finish cooking, serving, eating, and clean-up.  We at in the morning (South AM students), at mid-day (East classroom students), and in the early afternoon (South full-day and PM students).  No one went hungry!  The goodies included roast turkey and stuffing (and gravy), mashed potatoes, corn casserole, pumpkin pie, pumpkin smoothies, and more!

The students made popcorn turkeys to take home (see below).

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and will be ready for school on Monday!