Apple Montessori School

  • Apple Montessori was founded by Rex and Jane Bailey in 1971.
  • At Apple Montessori School, we believe that the school community is responsible for discovering and nurturing the unique individual potential of each child.
  • Our curriculum provides a sound academic background while stimulating and challenging each child to meet his or her own particular needs and learning pace.
  • Our classrooms are rich with Montessori materials and supporting activities to promote intellectual as well as social growth.
  • We instill through example and action a love of learning, a strong work ethic, creativity, respect and compassion for others.
  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students79 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Apple Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Fit and Active Spanish, Mad Science

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, Soccer, Tumbling and Gymnastics

School Notes

  • Family-owned Apple offers toddler, preschool, kindergarten, after school daycare and summer session for children ages 18 months to 6 years. Apple has specialized in early childhood education since 1972, benefiting tens of thousands of NJ children. 
  • Scientific research confirms Montessori children have an advantage academically, socially and emotionally. We are devoted to nurturing the whole child, preparing him or her for success in the classroom and beyond.Apple makes the most of the critical learning years from birth to age by cultivating the unique potential of each child.
  • Our highly trained, warm and wonderful staff takes great pride in encouraging the big and small milestones for your child. Many Apple team members have been with our school 5, 10, 20 and even 30 years.  Our toddler program fosters independence and facilitate developmental milestones.
  • Our preschool and kindergarten students love learning math, reading and more with hands on materials that bring abstract principles to life. Enrichment includes music, art, yoga, character development, baby signs, food tasting, and FasTracKids.
  • Apple has exposed students to a broad spectrum of scientific concepts and mathematics while using technology, engineering and the arts for decades.  Children use hands on, real world materials to ASK, IMAGINE, PLAN, CREATE and IMPROVE in the classroom and beyond.Our summer program gives children a summer to remember with jam-packed summer fun + learning including STEAM curriculum and daily onsite swim lessons.
  • Children also enjoy theme weeks based on the things children love most, exciting field trips, and fun in-house events.We enforce NJ's School Safety and Security best practice guidelines and offer parent perks like live parent video monitoring.
  • Visit us to experience our unmatched approach, meet our nurturing educators who love what they do, and explore our safety-certified school.