Where the love of learning begins and carries children through their educational journey

Established 1989

Ridgewood Montessori School

70 Eisenhower Drive,

Paramus, NJ 07652

Our Mission Statement

We are a community of professionals providing a safe, nurturing environment where every family's educational, emotional, physical and social needs are respected and fulfilled.


We foster the love of learning where everything matters.


Ridgewood Montessori School is committed to the development of the whole child by employing an integrated approach to learning and living.


Our curriculum is based on the Montessori Philosophy of Education and Human Development.

Give us a call for more information about our school. Ask to speak to Leah Kaplan, at 201-845-4356

Montessori builds a solid foundation for learning

Staff 2014-2015
  • Respect for the child as an independent learner

  • Appreciation of varying learning styles and rhythms

  • Teacher as facilitator

                     - Meeting the needs and interest of the child

                     - Removing obstacles of development

                     - Modeling valued behavior

  • An environment which is safe and rich with experiential opportunities for the child to interact with and explore

  • Integration of physical, emotional, social, creative and intellectual development through everyday living.

  • Respect for others and the environment.

  • Appreciation for beauty and order in our world.

  • Maintaining a natural curiosity, self motivation and love of learning.

  • Free choice within a structure as a context for responsible action.

  • Building a solid base of skills, attitudes and habits so as to succeed at learning

  • We inspire and support our staff to evolve spiritually as Montessorians

        “Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life.”

-Dr. Maria Montessori

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