Waterfront Montessori

150 Warren Street, Suites 108 & 200
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201)333-5600
Grades: NS-8 | 218 students
Waterfront Montessori is a parent-founded, parent-run school committed to excellence and to developing global leaders and citizens.
Our philosophy and curriculum reflect the beliefs we've developed as a result of observing and nurturing our own children: We believe that each child is a unique and extraordinary individual with his or her own set of gifts, interests and needs; we believe that if we encourage the natural curiosity of each child, the child will develop confidence in his or her ability to master any subject or skill; and, we believe that if we respect and nurture what is already within each child, the child will have the opportunity to become everything he or she can be.
Our primary goal is to foster a love of learning that our children will carry throughout their lives.
By creating our vision of the best possible school for our own children, we believe that we can provide an extraordinary learning environment for yours.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 2003

Student Body

Total Students 218 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Waterfront Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 18
Tuition Notes Tuition varies from $14,900 to $28,150 based on age/class and half/full/ext day hours.
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Chris Viteznik

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ballet, Chess, French Club, Guitar, Java Programming, Karate, Make Lab, Mandarin, Piano, Robotics, Scratch Programming, Violin, Visual Arts Ballet, Chess, French Club, Guitar, Karate, Make Lab, Mandarin, Piano, Robotics, Violin, Visual Arts, Java Programming,
Scratch Programming,

School Notes

  • Waterfront Montessori was founded in 2003 when a group of Jersey City mothers who were frustrated by both the limited educational options and the lack of enrichment activities for their children close to home decided to take matters into their own hands. We set out to create what we did want in a school: A place where our children could get an exceptional education; a place where the activities we wanted for them art, music, theater, foreign languages, movement were either part of the curriculum or otherwise offered; a place with talented and highly qualified teachers who would guide our children; and, a place in which we were confident our children would be as well off, if not better off, than in our care. We set out to create what is now Waterfront Montessori -- a parent-run school with strong community ties and a drive to achieve the highest educational standards for each and every child -- including our own. Our mission is to provide the highest caliber of well-rounded education, socially, emotionally, intellectually and artistically, for all children from all over the globe and from all walks of life, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as critical thinkers, learners, explorers, inventors, artists, leaders, and, ultimately, citizens of the world. Programs offered are:
  • Toddler/Pre-Primary (Ages 2 to 3.5)
  • Primary (Ages 3 through Kindergarten)
  • Lower Elementary (Grades 1 and 2)
  • Upper Elementary (Grades 3 through 5)
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (Grades 6 through 8.  WFM is an authorized IB World School.)

Profile last updated: 06/14/2016

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