School Policies

General Information

Age Requirements:  Alpine Montessori has an open enrollment policy. In our Oak Ridge location, children (two months through kindergarten) may register throughout the year, depending on space availability.  In our Sparta location, we accept children between one year and first grade, with limited openings for the children between 12-30 months.  In our Millburn location, we accept children between the ages of two and a half and kindergarten.  Children need not be potty trained to enter our school.

Personal Articles:  Please label all items your child brings into the school (especially hats, gloves and jackets).  Each child must have a clothing bag.  A labeled change of clothing should remain in school.  Please see teacher for details.

Observations:  Observations are strongly encouraged.  Observations are held in the fall and spring.  Parents may observe and share in their child’s progress.

Conferences:  Conferences are scheduled twice a year.  If, however, any questions or problems arise, please contact the school to discuss.

Arrival and Dismissal:  For your child’s safety at our Oak Ridge and Sparta schools please walk your child to the classroom door. At our Millburn school parents can either walk their child to our entry foyer (2nd floor students) or to their child’s 1st floor classroom. The teacher will greet your child before they enter the classroom.  Children will only be released to parents/guardian unless written permission is given in advance.  Some form of identification will also be required.

Inclement Weather:  Alpine Montessori does not close for inclement weather unless a state of emergency has been declared. Please check the website on the morning in question to see if school has been closed.

Transportation from local schools: This service can be arranged through local public school for siblings for after care service for the Sparta and Oak Ridge locations.


FYI – Division of Consumer Affairs – product safety recall information can be found at the following website

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