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History


Celebrating Over 40 Years of Montessori Education
at The Village School

 

What started as one Primary classroom of 19 students has grown to multiple Toddler through Middle School programs, with a current enrollment of 250 children.  For 40 years, thousands of children have learned, grown and developed as part of the Village School.

Timeline


Year Events
1977 Village School Founded as a Montessori School with one Primary class of 19 children ages 3-6.
1980 Parent Association started as the Parent Guild.
1982 Full Day Primary Program was offered and enrollment increased to 81 students
1986 Toddler Program was added
1989 A Lower Elementary Program began with 9 students ages 6 to 9 years.
1990 Extended Day Option was added for Five year olds as a transition from Primary to Lower Elementary
1992 Became the first independent school in NJ to be jointly accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Montessori Society.
1993 Fundraising effort for a new playground led to the formation of The Village School Development Committee and The Annual Fund raising $15k in its first year.
1995 Upper Elementary Program for 9 to 12 year olds began
1998 Middle School program for five 7th and 8th graders was added.
1999 First Auction was held to raise money for the school and continues to raise approximately 25% of The Annual Fund each year.
2000 The Village School proudly graduated its first class of eighth grade students
2000-2001 A successful Capital Campaign raised funds to purchase and refurbish the now permanent home of The Village School.
2014 Enrollment is approximately 261 students and the facilities include: a brand new state of the art gymnasium; auditorium; music, art, technology and science rooms; a playing field and multiple playgrounds. Coming soon: a media center, new classrooms, music practice rooms, and office space.