Our Lower Campus
150 Warren Street – First Floor (Toddler & Primary Programs)
The original campus of Waterfront Montessori is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the historic downtown Paulus Hook neighborhood of Jersey City. The school is on the street level of a waterfront residential high-rise and now spans most of its block on Warren Street between Dudley Street and the water of Liberty Harbor.
In the Montessori tradition, we feature spacious, open rooms designed with Montessori materials situated around the perimeter within easy reach of the children. This allows our students plenty of room for free exploration, as well as ample space to engage in concentrated learning on floor mats or at small tables.
The Toddler students (2 to 3 year olds) have their own classrooms with toddler-appropriate materials and toddler-height furniture.
Our Primary students (3 to 6 year olds, including Kindergarteners) learn and explore in three large ground floor classrooms. Classrooms have both carpeted areas for floor work and wet areas that offer an ideal environment to learn practical life skills as well as in which to eat snack and lunch.
Our large, natural outdoor play area is securely fenced and has soft grass, plentiful shade, lots of sun and several benches. We have a variety of age appropriate outdoor toys and an outdoor storage area to house them. With the exception of severe weather days, outdoor play and recreation are a daily event.
Safety is a priority at Waterfront Montessori: All entrances and exits to the school are locked from the outside. Chimes sound at the opening of each door to alert staff to all comings and goings. Our premises are also under video and audio surveillance, twenty-four hours a day. All of these features combine to make Waterfront Montessori a stimulating, safe, nurturing and beautiful environment for the early steps of your child's educational journey.
Our Upper Campus
150 Warren Street – Second Floor (Elementary & Middle School Programs)
In September 2014, the Elementary and Middle School expanded into a 12,000 square foot site on the second floor of the Warren Street campus, just above our original ground floor campus.
The stunning new state of the art facility, featuring DIRTT* walls, includes five large regular classrooms, a dedicated art studio equipped with a 3-D printer, music rooms with both acoustic and digital pianos, language and robotics labs, a library, a multipurpose room and a quiet room between the Upper Elementary and Middle School classrooms. The Lower Elementary classrooms each feature a living “Breathe” wall. The Upper Elementary and Middle School classrooms are each equipped with Smart boards and computer charging carts for student computers and the digital input tablets that are used in the Art program.
* DIRTT is an acronym for doing it right this time and the company is. See our campus or see www.dirtt.net.