Small World Montessori School

  • Small World Montessori School serves 51 students in grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten.
  • The student:teacher of Small World Montessori School is 17:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students51 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
77%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Small World Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Lee
    Palisades Pre-school & Kng
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 58 students
    1.1 miles
    2324 Fifth Street
    Fort Lee, NJ 07024
    (201) 947-3898
    1.1 PK-K
    58
  • Cliffside Park
    Apple Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 19 students
    1.8 miles
    600 Gorge Rd
    Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
    (201) 840-1703
    1.8 PK-K
    19
  • Edgewater
    Apple Montessori School
    Apple Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 149 students
    1.3 miles
    8 Adelaide Pl
    Edgewater, NJ 07020
    (201) 224-6603
    1.3 PK-K
    149
  • Edgewater
    Primary School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 31 students
    1.7 miles
    40 Edgewater Place
    Edgewater, NJ 07020
    (201) 840-0100
    1.7 NS-PK
    31
  • Westwood
    Grades: PK-12
    10.4 miles
    120 Washington Avenue
    Westwood, NJ 07675
    (201) 722-1000
    10.4 PK-12
    n/a

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
5  
Small World Montessori school one of the finest. Starting off with Ms. Robins one of the finest principle/teacher who actually cares about the students as individuals and is completely invested in the children. Dedicated and wonderful teachers and aides. An amazing school safe, clean nurturing and an educational environment that would make any parent comfortable. A true Montessori style of learning with genuine people running and teaching classes. Love Ms. Robins As a teacher and as a person. So thankful we found Small World.
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I strongly recommend SWMS and can't say enough about the school and the director, Ms. Robins. Before the pandemic, my two kids were thriving in the nurturing and stimulating environment provided by this school and the teachers there. Since we have been home, I truly feel that Ms. Robins has done a tremendous job in supporting our children in a virtual environment so that they can remain connected to one another during this difficult time. My older daughter is a kindergartener and has class 3 times a week, in addition to individual sessions with Ms. Robins, who is not accepting tuition during this time. Not only do the kids here thrive academically, but socially and emotionally as well, thanks to the caring and devoted leadership of Ms. Robins. We are so thankful for SWMS!
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The principal Ms Robins is a great, caring teacher I ever met in my life. My son is so lucky to attend Small World and have the teacher like Ms Robins.During, the COVID-19 pandemic. The school didn't charge us the tuition fee even when some parents sent the check to school. Ms Robins rejected to take them. Instead, she spends a few hours on kids every day and arranged different virtual classes for kids who are in the same age of groups through Zoom. In addition, she also sets up an individual class for these kids so they can have better understanding because everything is online, a bit challenge for these kids who are in Pre K and K. During kids` birthday, Ms Robins arranges drive through celebration for those kids so everyone feels so wonderful and happy even during the outbreak. After my husband and I found our son became very grumpy sometimes and spent a lot of time watching TV, we tried to get help from Ms Robins, she would set up a FaceTime meeting right way and talk to our 5-year-old son. The meeting went very well and my son's behavior improved after. The small world is not to make money, everything the school does is to get the best for the kids, not only academic but also other important things. We are so happy that our son spends his Pre school and pre K here and will finish his K at Small World. We hope our daughter will go to Small World once she turns 3-year-old as well.
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I am truly grateful every day for this amazing school; for all the teachers, assistants/aides, and volunteers. Small World Montessori is a hidden gem! Small World Montessori offers a superb learning environment and a welcoming community of families who work to make this a truly special place. Mrs. Robins, our guardian angel is extremely dedicated to the children and early childhood education. She guides children down their individual learning path and their needs. I have two boys and they have been in the school for the past 5 five years. I have seen my boys flourish beyond my expectations - academically, socially, physically and emotionally. I cannot think of a more warm and loving environment for a child to flourish. Small World Montessori is a very nurturing environment that encourages respect, independence, and growth. Small World Montessori is an authentic Montessori school. Mrs. Robins truly teaches, guides and follows the legacy of Maria Montessori. She supports the children in becoming the best they can be. My children have learned life skills that will positively impact their future. Our family is blessed to have found this school and community. Not only does Mrs. Robins care about the children but she truly cares about the family as well. We love Mrs. Robins, all the staff and the Small World Montessori School!
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My daughter had a wonderful time in Small World Montessori School, she is now a first grader, and my son just started learning in SWMS. We choose this school for our kids based on two reasons. First, the teachers/founders are so dedicated to school that they created a nice and warm community, and shared long-term bondings with the students. There are pictures on the wall showing the timeline of the school and my daughter always feels very happy to go back to her "old school", knowing her teachers are always gonna be there for her. There are not many schools like this nowadays, most of the early education institutions are chain businesses with teachers come and go so frequently. Second, the school conduct the Montessori teaching methods authentically. Clean environment with only necessary learning tools, experienced teachers who know exactly how to encourage kids adapting good learning habits, and well designed programs to help kids develop their emotional, social and academic skills, SWMS provides what kids need instead of presenting fancy schedules only to please parents. Strongly recommend this school for the parents who are looking for a place where the children can build a solid foundation of their future lives.
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5  
We absolutely love Small World Montessori. Our older daughter started here at 3.5 years old and is now in first grade. Our younger one is now in preschool and we feel this is the best choice we could have made for our children. My only wish it went thru middle school. I`m confident to say that our Children are kind, well rounded, mannered and most of all happy. It is very important to us that our children are surrounded by a Loving and nurturing environment. Mrs Robins is simply amazing. She has gone above and beyond to for my older daughter. All of her input, guidance and knowledge allowed me to be the best parent my daughters need. I can`t express the gratitude we have for this school, for the staff and for the fantastic teachers. Besides teaching children many skills of life, ensuring excellent reading and writing, the people here have a heart of gold and make sure every child is treated individually and their personal needs are always met.
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5  
Teachers here are tremendous. They have taught my daughter basics of reading, writing, and sciences but more importantly, how to have confidence, perseverance, empathy etc ! And most importantly, how to be a good human being. After 3 decades of success, you can witness former graduates coming back to this school to contribute - the bond between students and teachers seem to be very long term - as they should be - which is a near non existent art in this country. Teachers seem to have thought through various ways of educating children in a very nurturing environment - it's a delight to see "little things" they do which may have profound impact on kids later in life. For parents, you'd have to see them in action yourself. It's truly a charming perfection. If every school gives similar foundations to kids, the country will be in a better place - no exaggeration. I highly recommend without any reservation.
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5  
We had the best experience. Prepared our son for his next step . Amazing teachers full of love and care .
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5  
My son just graduated K this year, had spend the last three years there. We love the school , the teachers and the way they educate the kids, it's a safe , caring , educational environment, my son has learned and matured so much! Recommend this school!
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Our sons graduated kindergarten from Small World Montessori, both started when they were 2 and half. The teachers' care for the children goes beyond the school walls and actively engage the parents to be part of the process. I didn't know there were schools like this any more! I am so grateful that our children were able to spend the most formative years for their character there.The school's goal is to equip the children with all the fundamental skills they need to acquire to realize their potential and be successful in school and life. Many books today talk about the importance of Grit, Emotional Intelligence, Failing Forward, Boundaries, Time management in raising children. Well, Small World has been successfully instilling these traits into the Small World Children for over 30 years, way before these concepts were popularized. It really has been such as a privilege to witness how children blossom when they learn how to learn. By the time they graduate kindergarten, almost all of them have already effortlessly learned most of the first grade academic materials.The school did a wonderful job preparing my kids for the rest of their lives. Along the way, the teachers have also taught a lot about me parenting. I am really thankful for the school and the school community.
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