Montessori Academy of New Jersey

Tel: (856)461-2121
Grades: PK-9
Welcome to Montessori Academy!
Welcome to Montessori Academy!
Our MISSION STATEMENT: To nurture and guide our students in the development of character, compassion, respect, curiosity and the means to learn, to invent, and participate fully and joyfully in life-independently and in collaboration with others. We pursue our mission by maintaining the highest standards of facility and instruction as set out by the Association Montessori Internationale.
In the toddler community, basic motor coordination, independence and language development are fostered. Individual personality is respected. A nurturing social community, very young children learn to participate in a cooperative group. It is a developmentally appropriate learning program with warm, nurturing and responsive care for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years--15 months for stable walkers.
Children in the primary program, (ages 3 to 6), possess what Dr. Montessori called the absorbent mind, the ability to absorb all aspects of one's culture and environment without effort or fatigue.  As an aid to this period of the child's self-construction, inidividual work is encouraged.
Practical Life exercises instill care for self, for others, and the environment. Activities include many tasks children see as part of the daily routine at home, such as preparing food and washing dishes, along with exercises of grace and courtesy.  Through these tasks, children develop muscular coordination, enabling movement and the exploration of their surroundings.
Sensorial materials serve as tools for development.  Children build cognitive skills and learn to order and classify impressions by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring the physical properties of their environment.
Using an engaging research style of learning, elementary children, (ages 6 to12 years/1st grade through 6th grade), work individually or in small groups on a wide variety of projects meant to spark the imagination, engage the intellect and nurture natural characteristics and tendencies.
The learning appetite of children at this age is driven by the intense desire to understand the universe and their place in it. Guides direct work toward all aspects of life in an encompassing study of cosmic education. Cosmic education includes, but is not limited to, geography, biology, history, language, mathematics, geometry, science, music, art, morals and practical life.
In our middle school program, (ages 12 to 15 years/7th through 9th grade), we offer the adolescent a rigorous curriculum in language, science, math, arts and humanities.  We provide ample opportunity for creative expression and physical activity.  We incorporate foreign language study into our daily routine, in addition to daily foreign language lessons.
Through a variety of business endeavors such as selling produce from our garden, eggs from our chickens and lunch meals on given days, adolescents learn money management and financial responsibility. Classroom work is closely integrated with field study, goings out, visiting experts, work on our land and a range of other experiences.
The Montessori Academy of New Jersey, a recognized member of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1965.
We offer programs for Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Middle School (Adolescent), along with before and after school care, Summer Session and an Enrichment Program that includes Drama, Yoga, Piano Lessons, Chorus and Foreign Language.
Our mission is to nurture and guide our students in the development of character, compassion, respect, curiosity and the means to learn, to invent and participate fully and joyfully in life--independently and in collaboration with others.
We pursue our mission by maintaining the highest standard of facility and instruction as set out by the Association Montessori Internationale.
The teachers at the Montessori Academy are trained and experienced in the Montessori Method.
Their primary responsibility is to ensure the continuing development of each child; they set the stage, provide the correct props and leave the child free to learn.
Our meticulously groomed 11 acre campus provides the perfect setting with meadows, nature trails, flower, herb and vegetable gardens, fitness circuit, and playgrounds, farm animals—which the elementary children care for—and a wide variety of indigenous and exotic trees.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association Montessori International (AMI)
Other Montessori association(s)
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Doris Roman

School Notes:

  • Member Association Montessori Internationale (AMI); Member North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA); New Jersey Montessori Administrators’ Council (NJMAC); Independent School Management (ISM)
  • Our objectives are to provide an environment that enables a child to develop into a mature adult and realize his or her full potential; one that will assist the child’s endeavors toward independence and intellectual growth; and provides the opportunity for the child to develop self-reliance, self-esteem and confidence, as well as his or her sense of order, dexterity and sensory motor skills. We achieve this by providing an atmosphere of freedom within limits so that a child can develop self-discipline and one that aids the child’s development of respect for one’s self, others and the surrounding environment and consequently the whole world.
  • Our commitment to the student encourages independent action in the pursuit of learning, and protects the opportunity to provide for participation in educational programs without regard to race, sex, color, creed or national origin.
  • Programs offered: Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Middle School (Adolescent)
  • Before & After Care and Summer Session
  • Enrichment Programs: Drama, Yoga, Piano Lessons, Chorus, Foreign Language

Profile last updated: 02/25/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Cross High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kiddie Academy Of Delran (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kiddie Academy Of Delran (1 miles away)
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Very attentive teachers & support staff. My children are excited to return after every Summer break! Peaceful conflict resolution, group learning, farm setting are big plusses. Wonderful school.
- Posted by Parent, 01/31/13

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