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International Festival — October 8, 2022

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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!!

Friday, 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. 

Admissions 2022-23 (Sept 13)

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Even though the 2022-23 school year has started, we have an opening available for your child to start now or once she/he reaches age 30 months.  

We urge interested families interested families to contact us today and submit an application.
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 2022, we have full-day and half-day morning Montessori programs openings available for children born after October 15, 2015 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 2022 we offered placement for September 2022 to currently enrolled students, and we are now offering 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 2022-23 tuition rates here.

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 fully vaccinated and masked adult (no children) during the school day. We recommend you come visit 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.

Note, we also offer after-school tours, but if you have childcare available, we still recommend an “adults only” tour after school too.  In our experience, visiting parents get the most from their time when they don’t have to also keep an eye on a toddler.   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. 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 2022 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 16, 2021

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

We invite all our 2021-22 school families to participate in The Montessori House International Festival on Saturday, October 16 (rain date Oct 17).

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 yoru 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 (Wednesday, Sept 8, 7 p.m.) discussing the Fest, and will have another planning meeting after school (Monday, Sept 13, 3:05 p.m.).  In addition, our families will receive a regular stream of emails with updates and volunteer opportunities.

CLOSED (Day #2): Tuesday, February 2nd, due to weather.

Monday, February 1st, 2021

CLOSED: Monday, February 1st, due to weather.

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Admissions 2021-22 (updated August 23)

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

The Montessori House School in Tenafly, NJ is accepting applications and currently making placements for September 2021 (School Year 2021-22).  

  • We’ve updated our half-day options, and added 1 hour of school to our half-day afternoon Pre-Primary Montessori program — now  11:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
  • We can offer immediate placement for full-day or half-day afternoon Montessori programs.  Our half-day morning Pre-Primary Montessori program currently has a Wait List.   One option for families interested in our half-day program, you may enroll now for placement in the afternoon program, but continue to wait list for a morning opening.  Families must submit a paid application to join the wait list.
  • Rolling Admissions for September: We offer immediate placement to families applying to enroll for School Year 2021-22 (see above).  After we receive your application, we’ll send you an Enrollment Agreement (tuition contract) which we ask you to sign and return with your tuition deposit.   See full 2021-22 tuition details on our application.
  • New students start August 30th for a week of Phase-in; the regular school schedule starts September 8th.  In addition to submitting various forms, new students must also meet with our Director before Phase-in starts.

UPDATE Covid-19:  As you may know, after closing in March, 2020, in compliance with Governor Murphy’s order, The Montessori House School reopened for full-time, in-person instruction on June 15, 2020.  Since that time, we’ve been open, in person, on our regular school schedule (including After Care).

Although we don’t know exactly what the future holds (at least in terms of the Covid-19 requirements and restrictions for The Montessori House School), families can continue to look to our school for top-notch, Montessori early childhood education for School Year 2021-22.  We welcome children from ages 2-1/2 years through 6 years.

We invite interested families to tour The Montessori House School.  We’re not permitted to have visitors during school hours, but we’re still available for tours in August on weekdays or on select weekend mornings. 

Please call or text us at 201-816-8343 or email us at admissions@themontessorihouse.com


Summary of our enrollment process: 

We take applications throughout the year.  We’re now in a period of rolling admissions for School Year 2021-22 and for 2021 Summer Session.

We have full-day and half-day Montessori programs openings available for children born after October 15, 2013 including:

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

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

You can find our  tuition rates  and summer fees 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, but that’s not possible under the current Covid restrictions.   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, if you have childcare available, you may prefer to schedule a time to visit without your child.  In our experience, visiting parents get the most from their time observing in our classrooms when they don’t have to also keep an eye on a toddler.   But, if that’s not convenient for you, we want you to visit and are happy to have your child accompany you tor a 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 2021 to act now: schedule a school visit and submit an application .

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

CLOSED: Thursday, December 17th, due to weather.

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Admissions 2020 (July 7)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

The Montessori House School in Tenafly, NJ is accepting applications for all our programs for September 2020.

UPDATE Covid-19: The Montessori House School re-opened on June 15th for a Summer Session through August 14th,  to make up for the weeks we lost during the shutdown.  Our office is staffed and responding to email, text, and phone, to address your needs for early childhood education and to answer your questions.  We continue to accept applications and make placements for September 2020.

We’re not permitted to have visitors during school hours, but we’re available for tours after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays or on the weekends. 

Please call or text us at 201-816-8343 or email us at admissions@themontessorihouse.com  or schedule a tour time on-line


Summary of our enrollment process: 

We take applications throughout the year.  We’re now in a period of rolling admissions for September 2020.

We have full-day and half-day Montessori programs openings available for children born after October 15, 2013 including:

  • For ages 5 & 6 years old: our mixed age Montessori Kindergarten program (full-day, half-day)
  • For ages 30 months to 4 years old: our mixed age Montessori Pre-Primary program (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 2020-21 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, but that’s not possible under the current Covid restrictions.   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, if you have childcare available, you may prefer to schedule a time to visit without your child.  In our experience, visiting parents get the most from their time observing in our classrooms when they don’t have to also keep an eye on a toddler.   But, if that’s not convenient for you, we want you to visit and are happy to have your child accompany you tor a 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 2020 to act now: schedule a school visit and submit an application .

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