Montessori School and Preschool Oak Ridge NJ
Our Oak Ridge school in Morris County was established in 1991 but we transferred to our new facility in 2002. Our current location is licensed for 100 students – infant to 6 years old.
This school has three spacious multi-age classrooms and an ample playground area with a huge sunshade in the rear thus allowing our teachers to stimulate both mind and body. Before and after care is also available at our facility with busing from local schools for siblings.
The Montessori program at our Oak Ridge school is designed to provide excellent foundations in mathematics, language, and writing that will develop as students continue their education.
We are grateful to Alpine for all it did for our daughter, Claire. She was truly loved and cared for! And is so ready for school, she may be bored the first half of the year at kindergarten because she knows all of it already!The staff treats our children like their own, which is hard to find these days. But there’s something to be said about discipline also – my daughter is a big mischief but her teacher found a way to keep her in line, learning and playing, and we’ve benefited from it at home also 🙂We simply have only good things to say about this school and would recommend it to any parent who is looking for a safe, loving environment with a huge bonus of your child being completely and totally ready for school. Five stars!
Transitioning your children from the unconditional tender love of your own hands to the hands of another is never an easy task. As an educator, I was very selective in choosing a facility to place my children in. I wanted more than just “glorified babysitting.”
It has been over 3 years now and we couldn’t be happier. My first son has just graduated from Alpine’s Pre-K program and although he will be entering Kindergarten with the Public School system, my second son who just turned 2 will happily continue on at Alpine.
The staff at Alpine has always made me feel very comfortable and confident each day as I dropped my children off. Although my children have one main teacher, everyone at Alpine who interacted with them always welcomed them with open arms and genuinely enjoyed them as individuals.
Whether it be learning how to take turns, share, and listen or colors, shapes, and numbers there is true learning going on at Alpine. My son has graduated the Pre-K program from Mrs. Davis’ class as an empathetic caring child who also knows how to read and write! I cannot say enough about the school and how satisfied I am with the staff and curriculum there.
If you are like me, no place will be “good enough” for your child. But sometimes, we have no choice but to make the best choice possible. I highly recommend Alpine Montessori. Call Mtrs. Dugan and schedule an appointment for a tour and see for yourself.
Best of luck!
Having to go back to work full-time when your daughter is 6 months old is a tough experience but Mrs. Davis and her staff made this an easy transition and I never felt like I had to check up on Alyse because I knew our daughter was in good hands. Having my daughter Alyse at Alpine was a wonderful experience overall and Mrs. Davis did a fantastic job between pre-school education and providing a nice environment. All of the staff is great and does a great job!! It was a memorable experience for us as parents and we’ll miss you all now that Alyse is going to Kindergarten! Have a great summer!
My daughter Ava started at Alpine Montessori (Oak Ridge) when she was just 3 1/2 months old. I had to go back to work and being a new mom, leaving her was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. During this past year, I have seen her learn and grow so much. Being a Montessori school, she is in the same room as the older children and I think it has been wonderful for her social skills. She has learned so much this year and I know she will continue to learn every day she is there. The Alpine teachers and staff are so wonderful and caring, they love her and I know she loves them. My husband and I definitely made the right decision when we chose Alpine Montessori.
My daughter started at Alpine Montessori September 2008 when she was 2 1/2 yrs. old. Since she was our first, I was delighted that the staff made me feel so comfortable leaving her in their care. She did so well at Alpine, that she stayed until she graduated Kindergarten. Mrs. Dugan was her teacher all 4 years and was absolutely wonderful. All of the staff at Alpine are exceptional. Teachers and aides are so involved with the education of each child. It amazes me that they learn Spanish and Italian and really enjoy learning it. My son is there now and has been for the past 4 years with Mrs. Davis. He graduates in a week and has done exceptionally well also. Alpine really fosters the children into becoming well-rounded individuals. I highly recommend Alpine Montessori School to anyone looking for a daycare/school for their young children. I am sad to see our 6 years have gone by so quickly but I know my children’s early education was excellent. Thank You Alpine staff for such a wonderful experience. My family thanks you all. Regards, The Babitz Family
This is my sons second year at Alpine Montessori and it is probably the best school around. There curriculum is outstanding! The things my son comes home to telling me I’m shocked that a 3 year old would even know. He will be very prepared for when he goes to kindergarten. He counts and says words in Spanish that I never learned until I was in elementary school. They prepare this kids for everything and its wonderful. There security of the child is also excellent, I can leave there feeling comfortable that my child is safe in their hands. The teachers are all so nice and very helpful. They will do anything to help your child succeed. They are also great when it comes to potty training your child! I would recommend this school to anyone in the area. Thank you Alpine Staff for everything you have done. Cant wait for another year of being surprised by the things my son will learn!
Alpine Montessori (Oak Ridge) has wonderful teachers who have been there for a significant amount of time. The classrooms are well organized, clean and the school is efficiently run. Communications between school and home were informative, timely and comfortable.Policies and procedures are clear enforced and appreciated by this family. As a family that entered with mixed feelings on the Montessori model and mixed age groups, we were proven wrong and are extremely happy with our experience. We were confident knowing that when we sent our son to school he would be safe and come home knowing more then when he left. Our only regret is that we came to Alpine so late in the game, our older son did not get to have the same wonderful learning experiences (Music guest teacher was a favorite) as our younger son. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Alpine Montessori is a wonderful place! My daughter started there at 6 months old. I was very nervous and was not really sure what to expect. They absolutely exceeded my expectations! My daughter LOVES going to school everyday. She has learned so much. Each teacher knows and understands the needs of each child in the school. They are all exposed to many great programs and activities each week. One of the best things about the school is that they let each child be who they are. I am so happy to have found such a wonderful place for my daughter to learn and grow! Thank you again for all the you do each day! We are very excited to be a part of the Alpine family for many years to come!
Words cannot express how much I love Alpine Montessori (Oak Ridge). My son is 2 1/2 and suprises me everyday with something he has learned in school. He can currently count to 20 in Spanish, knows all of his letter AND sounds by sight and best of alll has the most outgoing personality. He loves telling us all about his day and it is busy. Between the music man and the librarian and lunch and nap he’s a very busy little man!! When I became pregnant with my daughter I had a lot of anxiety about leaving her as a newborn but was reassured knowing that the Alpine staff cared for my child as if they were their own. My daughter is now 6 months old and she equally seems genuinely happy.. Thanks to the Alpine staff for a great year, the Henderson’s are very greatful for all of your hardwork
I just wanted to say how much I truly love Alpine Montessori! As a first time mom, I was very nervous about sending my daughter to preschool for the first time but as soon as I dropped her off she said “By Mom”. And two years later, she absolutely loves her school, she loves all the friends she made and all the wonderful teachers and aides that are there! Mrs. Dugan and Mrs. Connelly, and everyone else is absolutely wonderful! She comes home singing all these songs and its amazing how much she learned at her time there!! Thank-you Alpine for taking such great care of my daughter!!
The Importance of High-Quality Pre-K and Kindergarten
The Alpine Montessori preschool in Oak Ridge provides high-quality education through a variety of self-directed methods, allowing your child’s innate ability to develop and grow in the most natural way. With our commitment to ensuring that children of all abilities are given the building blocks from which to thrive, our Montessori school is the ideal nurturing environment to aid in your child’s development from a very early age. Our teachers are highly trained to provide a wide range of educational activities that incorporate play at your child’s own pace.
The Montessori Method is an Educational Framework with Demonstrated Results
The Montessori Method is an alternative educational framework that is designed for younger children, providing an avenue for learning through both structured and unstructured activities. Incorporating play into self-directed activities, your child builds the skills and knowledge required to navigate through and interact with the environment around them. The preschool and child care services provided by Alpine Montessori are designed to enhance your child’s growth and understanding of the world, providing them with the means to be confident in their decisions, solve problems and build strong social connections.
Personalized Attention for Your Child’s Success
Alpine Montessori values the development of your child through focused attention. Our staff to student ratio is low, providing your child with the care and guidance that ensures successful learning. Our center offers before and after school day care services which are designed to promote the skills your child has built, on both a social and cognitive level within a safe and nurturing environment. Every child learns differently, so through individualized play and learning, we provide your child with a solid foundation from which they can successfully navigate the world around them now and in the future.