Waterfront Montessori School
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
PreK through 8th grade.
Our Mission & Philosophy
Our mission is to provide the highest quality of well-rounded education, socially, emotionally, intellectually and artistically, for 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.
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 the child, the child will develop confidence in his or her ability to master any subject or skill.
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.
We believe that even very young children have the capacity to absorb astonishing amounts of information and to develop extraordinary skills.
We are parents. We have seen this with our own children.
We say we have chosen to be a Montessori school because the Montessori philosophy mirrors our own beliefs. Maria Montessori believed that within each child lie the seeds of who the child will become. Her educational methods were designed to foster the unique and highly individual development of each child.
The real reason we are a Montessori school is that we have not found anything better. We are a community brought together by a passion for education. We are constantly searching, questioning, learning, and tweaking and would drop Montessori in a heartbeat if we found a way to better educate our children. We have not. Becoming an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program from Sixth to Eighth Grade does not change what we do: It merely gives us a formal framework in which to do what we expect will be our best Montessori work to date.