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17 Erie St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 432-6300
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November 16, 2015
The school is like a second home - the teachers are very warm and friendly. The main focus is on academics. They strictly follow the Montessori system and the children get a lot of individual attention. I am amazed at how much my son has learnt in his time here and I believe he could not have had a better start!

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
November 16, 2015
They have really good teachers who pay individual attention to the kids and are very caring.

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Amount of homework: Just right
November 16, 2015
Ms.Ada now gives them homework so they can cope with the homework given in the public schools once they move out of here

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
November 16, 2015
The Montessori school system has classrooms with children of all ages. The kids help each other with the work, in a way teaching each other. That develops a sense of respect for each other and for themselves.

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Grateful to: Teacher
November 16, 2015
So many thanks to Ms.Ada and the other teachers. They love sharing their knowledge with the kids.

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August 07, 2014
I recently visited this school, and met with the principle and staff. my husband and I were so amazed by the quality of education these children get. this school consist of two floors and a backyard. the group of children during our visitation were so interactive and friendly with our 3 year old daughter. The class in the second level read to me their paragraphs about animas and president, I was SHOCKED. I immediately said this is it.! yes, its a very small school, but with a very caring and fun staff. I loved the computer area, with their very very eductional program.

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June 24, 2014
All of the teachers and assistants simply love teaching kids and have done an amazing job to not only encourage our son in every subject but also to foster responsibility and self-discipline. The application of the Montessori method, combined with love and patience, makes for a fun, supportive, challenging, welcoming atmosphere.

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February 28, 2014
This is a very academic school. my daughter has learned an amazing amount of knowledge. from math, to English, to history and geography. I cannot express my thanks to Ms Ada for passing on her knowledge to all her students. its a small and nurturing school. teachers are very polite and always attentive to every child. they also offer, music, dance, spanish and art class. Its amazing what my child can do and has learned so much.

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November 18, 2013
We left this place after a very bad year. This is a small school, located in the dark basement of an old brownstone building. There is really only one big classroom, comprised of a wide range of age groups, all led by the one director/teacher Ms. Ada. The atmosphere in this school is of intimidation, oppression and fear. Kids are often scolded, punished and sent home in shame. My child had been shamed in public and punished multiple times for mundane "errors" such as picking her nose or talking during a lesson. I could feel a major change in my child's behavior that year. Ms. Ada doesn't spare the parents either. She was often very rude to me on the phone or in person. Parents are rarely invited to participate in school events and even coming for a casual visit or a chat about one's child is often discouraged. I strongly advise every parent who is considering this school to think twice before committing to this place.

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September 05, 2013
This is an excellent learning environment for toddlers and pre-school kids. My son has been attending for two years and loves his teachers. Children here learn a great deal about the world and are more advanced in their knowledge than some older kids that I know, because they are exposed to so much. Can't say enough good things about the school, the director and the teachers!

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August 23, 2013
Montessori school of jersey city, I just spoke with the director and to my surprise she is not only bad at talking to people she has no etiquette. She asked to mail $50 right way just to have the information whether they have any opening for 2.5 yrs. when I asked her can I come to take a look at your location before I pay $50 no refundable fee, she got furious and said she is not interested. How can she manage a Montessori with such a bad temper. You have to be courteous with parents. They are not your servants.

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October 08, 2012
Please disregard the post from the parent who commented on Sept. 19, 2012. She is referring to a Hudson Montessori in Jersey City, NJ.

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August 09, 2012
This is a great school. My daughter spent three years here and learned a great deal more than may be expected ather age. Teachers apply Montessori principles and methodology efficiently and are very patient. The curriculum is diverse, with excellent music, dance and arts and crafts lessons complementing strong reading, writing, math, geography and american history. A comment on one of the previous reviews: it is true that the school strongly prefers to focus on studies rather than dealing with "accidents", but, to be fair, they tell you up front and very clearly that children they accept must be fully potty trained, that's the requirement, not any particular age.

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July 02, 2012
Very stong on academics. Its expensive but well worth the investment. It is a very warm and nurturing environment and you can tell the teachers love their jobs. Ms. Ada, the school s director, has a real passion for teaching and she can t wait to share what she s learned your child. It is a small school, outdoor space is limited, The school is not fancy but it is very warm and nurturing

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June 28, 2012
I have only positive things to say about the Montessori of Jersey City. My daughter attended preschool here and my son is currently enrolled so I ve spent 5 years getting to know the school and it s staff. What initially drew my husband and I to enroll my daughter was seeing how engaged and interested the children were when we watched them in action during a typical day. It is a very warm and nurturing environment and you can tell the teachers love their jobs. Ms. Ada, the school s director, has a real passion for teaching and she can t wait to share what she s learned your child. The fact that my son is 4 and knows that Mogadishu is the capital of Somalia or that whales are mammals amazes me. But the best part is that he leaves me in the morning with a smile on his face and loves going to school. Yes, the school does accept 2.5 year olds, but it says in the school forms before you enroll that they must be toilet trained-which is why I waited until my son was 3 to send him. It s a school, not a daycare. They will of course change your child if they have an accident (which is inevitable based on experience). The school is a wonderful place and I would highly recommend it .

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March 22, 2012
This school claims to accept 2.5 year olds, however please beware Ms. Ada may kick you out mid-day as she pleases if your child had one too many "accidents". My child was a bit over 2.5 when he joined and he attended for 3 months. He got along very well with his classmates and was an avid learner. The parent-teacher meeting was all good. Whenever he had an "accident" I would get a call from Ms. Ada to come and change him. He had to stay with a soiled diaper until I got there. One of those days, after getting the call and as I was around the corner from the school, Ms Ada calls me again, shouting at me that I am not "working with her" and that I should take my son out of the school right now. Subsequently Ms Ada threatened me with a lawsuit if I wrote a bad review for her school online. As this was mid-month, I asked Ms Ada via one of the teachers for the remaining tuition I already paid. I was told that Ms Ada's Attorney will contact me. It was quite traumatic for me, but most saddening to my son, who didn't get a chance to say goodbye to his friends. Shameful behavior from a school's Principal. I would never want this to happen to any other child.

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July 27, 2011
Very stong on academics. Music teacher is excellent. It was expensive but well worth the investment. My son was very happy and challenged.

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June 28, 2011
I think this is the best that Jersey City has to offer, however, the yearly increases are making it unaffordable for middle class families. Good quality teaching staff and facility.

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April 13, 2010
It is a small school, outdoor space is limited, but teachers are very caring and professional. My child loves going to school everyday, and very enjoy learning. Overall we are happy to have my child attend this school

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August 13, 2009
We absolutely love this school. Our daughter has attended this school since she was 3-year old. At the tender age of 5 she reads, writes and does math like a 2nd. grader. Ms. Ada is a very passionate and devoted teacher. She makes learning so much fun. The school is not fancy but it is very warm and nurturing. We highly recommend this school to any parents who want a strong academic foundation for their children. This is the only Montessori in JC that will not disappoint. Our daughter will miss Ms. Ada and her school terribly. But we will visit often with some yummy cupcakes.

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Montessori School of Jersey City
17 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ  07302
(201) 432-6300
Last modified Montessori School of Jersey City is a Private school that serves grades PK-1
Montessori School of Jersey City Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top