Apple Montessori School
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- Gifted & Talented
- Kindergarten Enrichment
- Kindergarten Enrichment (for 1/2 day programs)
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Apple Montessori has 15 locations in New Jersey, which include two Hoboken locations, Cliffside Park, Edgewater and Towaco. All offer preschool and kindergarten and many have infant and toddler programs. The school in Wayne includes grades 1-6.
Regional Director Elvira Marut says that while their programs are child-guided, there is a balance. “We don’t push, and we don’t hold them back,” she says. “If a child puts up a roadblock, we work to take that roadblock off and empower them.”
At Apple Montessori, the social-emotional development of the child is imperative.
“We’re building the child’s self-motivation,” says Marut. “If you show them that when you practice you get better at something, it becomes the mindset.”
Through mixed-ages groups, students have the opportunity to practice compassion and kindness, basic skills for thriving in the world. “In kindergarten we teach everything from conflict resolution to public speaking to encourage independence and curiosity,” she says.
During coronavirus, the school focused on keeping the community together and keeping learning alive. “Our teachers became supporters,” says Marut. “We had to listen to parents and adapt quickly,” says Marut.
At Apple, it’s not about giving students the answers but rather, giving them the skills to problem-solve. “I’m always amazed by how our children are creative and great at solving problems,” says Marut. “Being curious and resourceful is huge here. Our students are always asking questions.”
Marut says that while academics are important at Apple, so is the whole child. “That’s the social-emotional component. Children thrive here. When as a parent, you see that level of success, you run to that school.”
Please call us or visit our website to arrange a tour. We look forward to welcoming your family to the Apple Montessori family!
Cliffside Park: 600 Gorge Road, (201) 282-6989
Edgewater: 8 Adelaide Place, (201) 605-7176
Edison: 1876 Route 27, (732) 587-5774
Edison: 2825 Woodbridge Avenue, (732) 587-5774
Hoboken: 1055 Maxwell Lane, (201) 373-2145
Hoboken: 220 Sinatra Drive, (201) 474-5726
Kinnelon: 10 Maple Lake Road, (973) 283-5812
Mahwah: 75 East Ramapo Avenue, (201) 636-7833
Metuchen: 12 Center Street, (732) 400-5208
Morris Plains: 1339 Littleton Road, (973) 295-5727
Oakland: 192 Ramapo Valley Road, (201) 351-1745
Randolph: 470 Millbrook Avenue, (973) 298-1393
Towaco: 9 Waughaw Road, (973) 283-5626
Wayne: 25 Nevins Road, (973) 291-2766
Wayne: 1219 Ratzer Road, (973) 291-2766