Montessori School and Preschool Millburn NJ
Alpine Montessori of Millburn f/k/a The Montessori School of Millburn-Short Hills 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 progressive 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.
My 3rd child in enrolled at Montessori of Millburn and i have to say- he loves it and we love it! I have tried most of the preschools in the area and this school blew us away. Teachers were warm and caring and the kids learned while still being able to be kids!!
My twin boys attended the school and recently graduated. Without any reservation, I can recommend this school to anyone still debating. The owner Mr Madia and his staff are very approachable, kind and thorough. Mrs Stromann and Mrs Lee are amazing. If there is an issue, they resolve it immediately. Cannot say enough about Mrs Morelli, Mrs Abazza, Mrs Palumbo and Mrs Price. They all take personal interest in each and every child.
My daughter was there only for a few months in the 2s class and we loved everything about the school. When we were first browsing schools I asked Mrs. Stroman that my daughter has separation anxiety and will cry a lot when I leave her. She gave me the reassurance that don’t worry when you come to pick her up she will be smiling and it was true. When I went to pick up my daughter she didn’t even want to leave the school. All the teachers at Alpine are amazing Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Morelli, Mrs. Recca, Mrs. Stroman, and the after care teachers. Even the schools owner Gary he is very flexible and works with you in regards to anything.
All the teachers were respectful that we are vegetarian. Mrs. Lee would always ask me before feeding my daughter anything. The level of respect that the teachers have with the students and parents is amazing. Even all the parents of other students they make you feel super welcomed. The PTA is well organized and they always are doing some kind of activity which is great to see.
My daughter has learned a lot from Alpine. We are sad to leave and did not realize we will love Alpine’s community so much. We hope to return soon. If you are thinking to put your child at Alpine Montessori don’t think twice. It is definitely one of the best Schools.