The Montessori House focuses on the education and development of children, not day care. From ages 2-1/2 to 6, all Montessori House students enjoy the benefits of the Montessori Method.

  • In our experience, younger children (under age 5) flourish in our pre-primary Montessori Preschool program, whether they come for a full day or a half day.  They are part of a mixed-age classroom inlcuding our Montessori Kindergarten students.  

  • For older children (age 5 years by Oct 15), we offer our Montessori Kindergarten program, generally for a full day.  Montessori Kindergarten students devote their entire day to classic Montessori works in a mixed-age classroom that includes both their peers and younger students in our Pre-Primary Montessori program.  

prek boy student in blue shirt

While most of the week is spent with the traditional works of the Montessori Method, all students spend at least one day each week in our Montessori Enrichment classroom exclusively with other children in the Pre-Primary program.  Here we engage children in both individual and small-group activities including science, art, strategic games, and cultural lessons, always following the child and allowing them to choose their works. The Enrichment works are intended to develop and enhance small-group social skills along with physical and cognitive development. 

At mid-day, children in our full-day programs have a one-hour break for rest time and to eat a lunch they pack from home.  In addition, children enjoy a healthy snack and time on the playground in both the morning and the afternoon. 

The older childrenin our Montessori Kindergarten program often do special in-school projects while their Pre-Primary colleagues rest.  Montessori Kindergarten students also partcipate in numerous off-campus field trips throughout the school year -- such as Tenafly Nature Center for environmental science, Bergen PAC in Englewood for plays, NJ PAC in Newark for te NJ Symphony, and Center for Food Action in Englewood to give back to our community. |

  • All students can take advantage of our Before Care program and arrive at school as early as 7:30 a.m. for the school session that starts at 8:30 a.m.  

  • All students who dismiss in the afternoon at 3 p.m. can take advantage of our After Care program and remain at the school as late as 6 p.m. 

  • On most days from 3 pm to 4 pm, we also offer a range of optional After-School Instructional programs that meet weekly including, Beginner Chess, Chess Club, Singing Fun, Science Fun, Musical Theater, Art Club, Fitness Fun, and Reading Fun. 

  • For Summer, we offer S+Camp (School + Camp), where we spend our mornings in the classroom and an extended period outside for lunch and play (including some time at The Beach). 

The following table summarizes our Programs and scheduled sessions. 
All are offered Monday - Friday.  School Year programs are on a school schedule with the usual school holidays and breaks. 

School Year 
Pre-Primary Montessori

Age 2.5 to 4 years Full Day: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Half Day:
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Montessori Kindergarten

Age 5 by Oct. 15
Full Day: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Before Care/After Care   Morning: 7:30 am to 8:30 am 
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

After-School Instruction   Afternoon: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
optional classes offered weekly per schedule



Summer S+Camp 

Age 2.5 to 7 years

Full Day: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm 

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