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Christopher Academy Montessori School

510 Hillcrest Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090

(908) 233-7447


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are a Montessori school. The Montessori Method of education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over a century ago. The Montessori Method revolutionized the field of early childhood education by insisting that environments in which children learn reflect children's natural development, from the construction of the chairs and tables children use to the pace and type of activities in which they engage. While Dr. Montessori's original conclusions were based on empiric observation, research throughout the last century demonstrates the deep and lasting positive effects of her method, from increased academic achievement to distinctions in children's creativity, self-efficacy, and community contributions.Our Mission statement

The Mission of Christopher Academy is to support the development of the full potential of the child by serving individual needs, fostering independence, and protecting the social consciousness within an environment which celebrates a love of learning.

We are accredited by the American Montessori Society

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school