What Makes Us Unique
The Montessori environment sets up a child for success by inspiring our students to discover, practice, and master skills on their own with teachers as their guides. We provide students with the materials, and they discover infinite possibilities at all ages.
A beautiful component of the Montessori model is the multi-age-level approach to learning, with students as mentors. Our assemblies each week offer students a forum for presenting their ideas and showing their peers and teachers what they have created. Students receive valuable feedback, reflect on their work, and consider their next steps or a future project.
At Hudson Montessori School, we believe that learning becomes meaningful when it is connected to real life. Integrating knowledge through various experiences provides for improved learning, increased interest, and a willingness to try new challenges.
One of the unique and special components of our program is our year-long study based on an annual theme. Each year, the school focuses on many facets of a global theme that excites, motivates, and engages all our children in learning across the curriculum and throughout the school. The year-long study culminates with the school's Annual Social Studies Fair and Year End Celebration.
We are extremely proud of the success of our nationally recognized STEAM program that incorporates the elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math across the curriculum. Our children engage in activities where they can see and feel the connections they have to all parts of our world.
In 2019, we became the first STEM-accredited elementary school in New Jersey! Our program and our teachers are accredited by the National Institute for STEM Education.
Experience the World
To extend learning beyond the classroom walls, students enjoy regular field trips, visit the Hudson River in our backyard as a science lab, and our older students experience overnight camps.
It's a short walk to Liberty State Park where students go birding or learn about the park's ecosystem and other park wildlife.
These activities are woven into our curriculum and offer students a real understanding of the world around them. This educational experience inspires teamwork, leadership, and self-confidence.