Words cannot express how thankful I am to Alpine Montessori, Millburn and the whole staff/team for having completely transformed my daughter. I must say like all mothers, I went to so many schools and did tours before making that so called"important decision". The first time I stepped into Alpine Montessori for a tour, I immediately felt that it is definitely going to be the place where I want my daughter to spend the rest of the years till kindergarten. The Director, Sarah and the entire staff are very welcoming. My daughter was a very shy kid and I was extremely worried at the time. I had tried 2 schools before Alpine Montessori for my daughter but she was never happy, always cried for me and I had to go pick her up in the middle of work and was very upset. I still remember her first day at Alpine Montessori, I was in my car waiting for the staff to call me. I was shocked and surprised (certainly pleasantly) when I saw her happily waving good bye while I went to pick her as she ran towards me and hugged me. From that day on, I have never looked back. My second daughter is going to join the school soon and I feel like Alpine Montessori is not simply a school but a "home away from home" for the kids and moms!!!! The parents are wonderful and it is a wonderful community to exchange thoughts and share concerns.
The owners Gary and Sue have always been very friendly, nice and are always open to work with parents on any concerns/ issues. They are very actively involved and maintain excellent communication on a regular basis..
This is my third year now at Alpine Montessori and can very confidently recommend and say that it has been such a positive environment for the kids. They have a wonderful team of experienced teachers which is a huge asset. I must say they go above and beyond to make sure that the kids learn, have fun and enjoy every minute of their time in the school at the same time instill confidence, independence, discipline and etiquette at such a young age. I can say for a fact that it has been an experience that is irreplaceable and crucial during my daughter's transition being away from home to absolutely being thrilled about going to school. She is in fact very sad whenever there is a holiday or for Christmas or New Years when the school is closed. She is always asking me when she can go back to school. I think personally that, in itself, speaks volume. The positive environment that the school provides in wanting the kids to love school as opposed to never wanting to go to a school is a remarkable accomplishment by Alpine Montessori.
The Dabich-Cortinas Family
Jan 23rd, 2013
As first-time parents, and having our son under the care of a full-time nanny for two years, you can only imagine our trepidation with our decision to enroll our son into a full-time schedule outside of our home. After meeting with the staff and teachers at Summer Orientation, we were feeling good. After the first week of school and seeing our son's enthusiasm and excitement for his new school, we felt great about our decision. The staff and personnel at Alpine Montessori - Millburn have been warm, caring, enthusiastic, all the while upholding to the Montessori principles of independence and education. The teachers and staff take great care in our son's well-being and development. We highly recommend this school and program. It has far exceeded our expectations and we will certainly enroll for another year.