Self-Confidence In Small Children

Hi I’m Hassan,   One of our parents here at New Horizons Montessori in Skillman recently mentioned that her child was taking dance lessons at CaRu Entertainment in Pennington. I’m always interested in what our students are involved with, so I made it a point to contact Emily Czerniakowski, who is the co-founder and managing […]

To Call Or Not To Call – The Doctor

Hi Hassan here,   Being around young children a lot means we occasionally see a child become sick. We are in a unique position having many children here at the school, so if a child seems ill we need to get that child away from the other children. I was talking with Dr. Michael Riggall […]

Modeling Wellness For Your Children

Hi Hassan here,   I was at the gym a few days ago and got a chance to talk with Rose MacNiven who is part of the staff at the facility. I regularly go to Princeton Health & Wellness Center, which is very close by our school. Here at New Horizons Montessori, many of our […]

In a word, Montessori means Respect

What I learned from observing a Montessori Classroom My first look at Montessori (Courtesy- As Professional Counselor and Parenting Coach, I recently set eyes on a Montessori classroom for the very first time.  As a newcomer, I was really unsure what I would find.  Honestly, I thought the self-directed learning process would likely involve […]

‘Work’ is a positive thing for children!

‘Work’ is a positive thing for children! Those who are not familiar with the Montessori method will most often associate the word ‘work’ with a tiring, boring, monotonous duty that one must engage in, in order to keep up with daily living or earn money. In fact, most will also attempt to organize their work […]

The Wall St Journal: The Montessori Mafia

The Wall St Journal: The Montessori Mafia April 2011 “Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia: Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia […]


And she gave us a superb educational model to end the “Race to Nowhere.”

And she gave us a superb educational model to end the “Race to Nowhere.” By kate, on February 23rd, 2011 This is a guest post by Daniel Petter-Lipstein (bio at bottom). I “met” Daniel through blogging, and we got into some spirited, fascinating conversations about education. His children attend a Montessori school, and I was interested […]