Monday, May 20, 2013
Students extend Earth Day celebration.
- GOING GREEN
Monday, May 20
The following is a press release from Christopher Academy: Students and faculty at Christopher Academy, the Montessori School, extended their celebration of Earth Day last week with special classroom programs at both the Westfield and Scotch Plains campuses. During the classroom presentations all the Christopher Academy students received a visit from Mike from Let’s Bloom Together. The children were introduced to the horticultural concepts of nurture and nature such as the basics of planting annuals, as well as the needs of vegetation for sun, soil and water; and every child had the experience of planting flowers at their campus resulting in an impressive beautification project. Parents and professionals alike agree that the Montessori …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
For more information, visit www.christopheracademy.com or call 908-233-7447.
Christopher Academy, New Jersey’s oldest Montessori school is announcing its new extended care program for the school year 2013/14. Christopher Academy was founded 50 years ago by a group of Westfield residents who wanted Montessori education for their children, and today the school comprises two campuses, located in Scotch Plains and Westfield. The Montessori Method of education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over a century ago, and it revolutionized the field of early childhood education by insisting that environments, in which children learn, reflect children’s natural development. Research throughout the last century demonstrates the deep and lasting effects of her method, from increased academic achievement to distinction in …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The summer program in Westfield offers a small-group half-day program, introducing the beginning Montessori materials for the youngest students.
Wednesday, March 13
Christopher Academy, New Jersey’s oldest Montessori school is announcing its 2013 summer camp program serving ages 2 ½ through 7. Christopher Academy was founded 50 years ago by a group of Westfield residents who wanted Montessori education for their children. Today the school comprises two campuses, located in Scotch Plains and Westfield, both introducing a 6-week camp program starting June 24. The summer program in Westfield offers a small-group half-day program, introducing the beginning Montessori materials for the youngest students. This is an ideal summer program for first-time campers or children new to Montessori. By maintaining a small group size, the Summer Program at Westfield gives children the opportunity to become comfortable…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Open houses will be held in March and April.
Tuesday, February 26
The following is a press release: Students and faculty at Christopher Academy are commencing a weeklong observation of Montessori Education Week this week. Montessori Education Week is an annual event designed to promote increased awareness and respect for all children and the school is joining Montessori schools across the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman physician in Italy, developed the child-centered, individualized approach more than a century ago, and the method remains cutting edge today. During the weeklong celebration the children at Christopher Academy will be talking about Dr. Montessori’s life, about the peaceful environment she wanted to create, and the students will be producing their own …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Upcoming admissions open house Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m., at 510 Hillcrest Avenue in Westfield.
Sunday, February 17
It was a wonderful day of celebration at Christopher Academy, the Montessori school with campuses located in Westfield and Scotch Plains. Many former and current students, parents and faculty were in attendance Sunday. Congressman Leonard Lance also made an appearance and presented the school with a flag, which was flown over our nation’s capitol. Christopher Academy was founded in February of 1963 by four families, who wanted Montessori education for their children, and the school was truly honored to have Thomas Thomson, one of the founders of the school, in attendance for the 50th anniversary celebration. Mr. Thomson was joined by his two daughters, who were amongst the school’s first students. When the school opened its doors it was …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
School collected books and included a letter or drawing for K.I.D.S.
Tuesday, February 5
The following is a press release: Students at the Christopher Academy Montessori School campuses in Westfield and Scotch Plains were busy at work with their community project this past week. The school community has been busy collecting books for K.I.D.S (Kids in Distressed Situations) and the new book collection will go to a new Head Start program in New York. The children throughout the school have been learning about giving back to the community and every child wrote a letter or made drawing to follow each new book to its destination at the Head Start. “In our Montessori classrooms we create a feeling of community with respect for each and every person, and this community created by the children goes beyond the boundaries of the …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The school will host an Open House on February 10, 2013 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. at the Westfield campus
Wednesday, January 9
In February of 1963 Christopher Academy opened its doors, the first Montessori school in the state of New Jersey and among the first in America. The school was started by four families, including three from Westfield, who wanted Montessori education for their eight children. Today the schools boasts an enrollment of more than 150 children from the ages of 2- 8 years at two campuses in Westfield and Scotch Plains. To help celebrate its 50th anniversary, the school will host an Open House on February 10, 2013 from 2- 4:30 p.m. at our Westfield campus, 510 Hillcrest Avenue. All past students, parents, staff and friends of both campuses as well as the former Montessori School of Cranford are invited to attend. “We are hoping to reconnect with…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Dr. Montessori insisted that the classroom environment reflect the child’s natural needs to learn.
Thursday, January 3
The following is a press release from Christopher Academy: Christopher Academy will begin its 50th year celebration with a workshop on the Montessori method and philosophy on January 29, 2013 at 7:30 at our Westfield campus. We encourage all parents to attend this workshop on how Montessori education differs from traditional education; what are its benefits, and how the child learns “naturally” in the Montessori classroom. Over a century ago, Dr. Montessori devoted her life to the education of children while revolutionizing the field of early education, insisting that the classroom environment reflect the child’s natural needs to learn. Her research was developed by observation and demonstration, and it is being proven correct today …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The school community has planned a number of events in honor of the anniversary.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Families, children and faculty celebrated on September 5th to open the 50th school year of Christopher Academy, a Montessori school serving children from 2 1/2 years old through first grade. Over the last 50 years, Christopher Academy has served thousands of families and children in the Montessori Method between its two campuses in Westfield and Scotch Plains. Christopher Academy’s anniversary also secures it as the oldest Montessori school in the state of New Jersey. The Montessori Method offers an exceptional learning environment, tailored to the individual child, driven by the community. With homelike classrooms, the Christopher Academy is filled with hands-on materials, each with a lesson to learn and a problem to solve. Students enjoy…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Dr. Catherine McTamaney, Curriculum Director for Christopher Academy, will speak at the Westfield campus at 7 p.m. this evening and again on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m.
From time to time parents of young children have trouble striking a balance between what they expect a child to do and what that child is actually capable of accomplishing on his or her own. Often, when there's a disconnect between the two conflict ensues and peace goes out the window. Dr. Catherine McTamaney, Curriculum Director for Christopher Academy The Montessori School, with campuses in both Scotch Plains and Westfield, will present "Peaceful Children Peaceful Homes" at 7 p.m. today and again at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Westfield campus to address how to create an environment in which everyone is successful. "The crux of the presentation is that if you create environments in which children's natural development is responded …