Thank you for expressing an interest in my school, you'll be glad you did! I established the school in the fall of 1982. It was the first Montessori School in Hunterdon County. The school is located in Flemington, New Jersey, which is a growing community. We are near routes 202, 31, and 12, which provide easy access for commuting parents.
I have developed a successful child friendly curriculum by blending what you find in a Montessori school, with a good pre-school experience. Each child experiences the Montessori material and method of teaching. In addition, the children enjoy play times in a play room filled with books, blocks, musical instruments, toys, puzzles, and games. The children have free art times, planned art projects, circle and story times. In addition, I have included an academic class time where children become accustomed to following verbal instructions and working along with their class on worksheets. No one falls through the cracks here. What is presented in their academic class is reinforced during their Montessori work time. The child's day is a nice balance of academics, socialization, and pretend play.
Montessori schools are known for excellence in educating children through the use of Montessori learning materials. Unfortunately, most Montessori schools do not provide a balance of both academic and pretend play, like I do. I have a very low teacher-child ratio and affordable tuition rates. My competent, caring and certified experienced staff is dedicated to making your child's day a great experience. I have the pleasure of working with my daughter Jessica. Of course she attended here, and is now grown to become a wonderful Montessori teacher, herself. This school is a wonderful alternative to the day-care scene. Here, your child is special.
Here are some comments from our school parents:
"Transferring from a typical daycare to Flemington Montessori (FM) was the best thing we did for our daughter. The personalized care from teachers genuinely interested in the development of the children made a big difference. The peace of mind while at work and knowing that our children are under Melanie's loving and disciplined care is priceless. Our daughter has blossomed into a confident girl eager to learn and make friends. It's a no brainer that we want our son to continue in Flemington Montessori for pre-K and K." - Varsha R. - Ringoes
"My children used to attend a traditional Montessori School. I liked the Montessori method and materials, but my boys never wanted to go to school. They said it wasn't fun. Now they like going to school. I believe it is because Melanie has blended Montessori with other activities." - Larry M - Ringoes
"When my son began his experience at your school this year it was quite a change from the day care center he attended for three years. We are very pleased with his progress and are grateful to you and your staff for the dedication and special kind of caring. The patience and the unique style of teaching has made a significant difference. If it were not for your staff, I believe he would not be a candidate for Kindergarten. We feel that your academic program is unsurpassed. What more could a parent want for their child - quality academic studies and a sincere caring for the students." - Lorraine B. - Flemington
"My daughter started at the Flemington Montessori school when she was 3 years old. I decided to keep her there for kindergarten because it was full day. When she entered first grade this past September she was so far ahead from the other students, her teacher even asked me at our first conference where she went for kindergarten because she had such an excellent sound base. My daughter is at the top of her class in reading and math and is a confident student. She loves school and has no fear of hard work. I credit Melanie with this because she does challenge her kindergarten class in a way they never would be challenged in a public school. My daughter hit the ground running, it was a great head start for her. She was in a superior learning environment yet very loved and cared for. My two younger children will definitely be going there for Kindergarten as well. Thanks Mel!!" - Rita O. - Annandale
* Written references are available, as well, upon request.