192 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436
"The philosophy upon which Apple Montessori School is based embraces the most fundamental teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. Our method is designed to build upon the individual skills and knowledge acquired in the pre-school and kindergarten years. By offering multi-aged classrooms rich with Montessori materials, your child will be actively engaged in their own learning process. He or she can move through new challenging materials quickly, or on to another experience without the boredom of waiting for others to catch up. He or she can repeat these same activities until mastery is achieved. This can be done without frustration of being pushed ahead before one is ready. His or her own feelings of accomplishment act as a reinforcement to succeed.
"Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”
We at Apple Montessori School believe that it is fundamentally important to:
Recognize, encourage, protect, and respect the physical, emotional and intellectual individuality of each child.
Provide a safe environment that nurtures each child's self-esteem and creativity.
Provide opportunities for children to develop according to their own capacities and interests.
Offer programs that foster independence, self-confidence, and social responsibility.
Provide academic opportunities to allow each child's individual learning style to develop fully.
Provide a well-rounded curriculum that will become the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Excerpted from the preschool's website