Mitchell Schorr: Painter and Montessori House Parent

September 22nd, 2019

Some of you may have met Montessori House parent Mitchell Schorr at arrival or dismissal.  Mitchell is an artist and he and his wife are parents of a current student and an alum who graduated Kindergarten last June. Mitchell has done numerous art projects with the children at school.

Mitchell’s inviting Montessori House parents and friends to a gallery opening of his work this week at Galerie Mourlot.

We recently saw some of Mitchell’s work in the print gallery of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in connection with their exhibit of rock’n’roll instruments: Play It Loud.  We loved it all!

 

AN EXHIBITION OF
NEW PAINTINGS BY
M . ScHoRR

“THEY’RE GR-R-REAT!”

It’s time to tap into those childhood Saturday-morning-cartoon-watching-cereal-eating memories and have a little fun!
16 EAST 79TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10075

K/1st Food Choices — Graduation 2019

May 29th, 2019

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:

  • White pasta and
    Fruit platter with colorful fruits
  • Korean rice cake (Dukbokgi)
  • Fruit and veggie platter
    Cookies (from la promenade)
    Drink -maybe lemonade
  • Jab Chea will include (glass Noodle, spinach, onion, mushroom, beef, carrot)
  • Empanadas (from Noches de Colombia)
  • Chocolate chip pancakes
    Cranberry apple juice
  • Chicken nuggets and cookies
  • Chicken nuggets (Baumgarts)
  • Baked ziti and bagels

Friday, January 7th, 9 a.m. Graduation, 10 a.m. All-School Party

2019 Summer starts June 10: All Children ages 3 to 8

April 27th, 2019

After our exclusive enrollment period for Montessori House families, now accepting enrollments for all children in our new-for-2019 Summer Program.

S+Camp (pronounced “scamp“) =

 

School + Camp at The Montessori House

 

  • Your choose your weeks: available 8 weeks starting Monday, June 10th through Friday August 2nd
  • Monday-Friday: from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (No Camp July 4th)
  • After Care available 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Ages 3 years to 8 years as of October 15, 2019

Click here for details, rates, and on-line registration. (Early Bird Discount for registration and payment by May 31).

Questions? email:office@themontessorihouse.com or call/txt 201-816-8343

 

International Festival 2019

April 3rd, 2019

We invite all our families to join us at The Montessori House International Festival in May.  This includes families at school now, and families starting next school year (2019-20).

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.
  • Food:  We ask that all families that attend 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.  Our families will receive a regular stream of emails with updates and volunteer opportunities.

CLOSED: Monday, March 4th, due to weather.

March 3rd, 2019

CLOSED: Tuesday, February 12 due to weather.

February 11th, 2019

Montessori is different! And it works!

December 16th, 2018

According to the Wall Street Journal, a “Montessori Mafia” showed up in an extensive study about creative business executives.  This Montessori Mafia includes Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, not to mention Julia Child and rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs.

Is there something going on here?  Is there something about the Montessori approach that nurtures creativity and inventiveness?

By the end of kindergarten, among 5-year-olds, “Montessori students proved to be significantly better prepared for elementary school in reading and math skills than the non-Montessori children,” according to research published in Science.  “They also tested better on “executive function,” the ability to adapt to changing and more complex problems, an indicator of future school and life success.”

Montessori methods go against the grain.This quote from  Harvard Business Review captures the difference: “When I got too old for my Montessori school, and went to traditional school, I felt like I’d been sent to the Gulag:  I have to sit in this desk?  All day? We’re going to divide the day into hour-long chunks?  Am I on Candid Camera? Am I Job?

Montessori is different and it works!

Come see for yourself. 
To visit The Montessori House, call or text 201-816-8343.

Learn more about The Montessori House …

Open Fri Nov 16 — late night, last night!

November 16th, 2018

First, The Montessori House School is open on the usual schedule today, Friday, November 16, 2018.

What a mess yesterday!  We hope all our students, staff, and their families made it home safely last night.

We set a record yesterday — our last student left school (After Care) after 9 p.m.  While we hope no student has to have such a long school day ever again, parents can be confident their children are safe, secure and cared for at The Montessori House!

Admissions 2019 (July 2019)

October 31st, 2018

The Montessori House School in Tenafly, NJ is still accepting applications for all our programs for September 2019.  We have openings in all our programs.

Please call or text us at 201-816-8343, since we’ll need to act quickly to have your child enrolled for September.  We’re available to have you tour our facility, answer your questions, accept your application, and complete your child’s placement and enrollment.


Summary of our enrollment process:  We take applications throughout the year.  We’re now in a period of rolling admissions for September 2019.

We have full-day and half-day Montessori program openings available for children born after October 15, 2012 and before October 15, 2017 including:

  • For ages 5 & 6: our mixed age Montessori Kindergarten/First Grade program (full-day, half-day for Kindergarten age only)
  • For ages 3 & 4: our mixed age Montessori Pre-Primary program (full-day or half-day)
  • For under age 3: our Montessori Stepping Stones program (children start at 30 months– 2.5 years)  (full-day or half-day)

To be considered for placement, families submit a paid application (download here) and visit the school for a tour.

You can find our 2019-20 tution rates here.   But do come visit, to find out why The Montessori House is so special and a great value!

We offer tours most school days.  Tours are most informative  when the classroom is filled with students and teachers.  Consequently, we prefer to conduct tours when classes are in session.  A personal, private tour  usually take about 45 minutes, with a generous amount of time in one or two classrooms — depending on your child’s age, we will show you the program they would enter initially, but also show you the programs available in future years.   (Note, we can spend quite a bit of time in the classroom on an “adults only” tour, and strongly recommend”adults only”, if you have childcare available.  With toddlers along, we may spend less time in the classroom, and will ask that you hold your child’s hand throughout the tour).

We generally schedule tours to start between 9:00 and 10:15 in the morning, or around 1:00 in the afternoon.  You may schedule a personal tour 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 2019 to act now: schedule a school visit and submit an application .

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

Kindergarten/1st Grade Graduate Food Choices

June 1st, 2018

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:

  • Pancakes
  • Grilled chicken and pasta with broccoli, carrots and corn in a garlic sauce
  • Grapes & Blackberries
  • Pesto Pasta (nut-free)
  • Cheetos
  • Rainbow bagels, lox, cream cheeses
  • Chicken Cutlets
  • Mini banana muffins
  • Watermelon
  • Bagels
  • Dumplings (pork & vegetable)
  • Mango Mousse

Friday, January 8th, 9 a.m. Graduation, 10 a.m. All-School Party