The Bridge Primary program at Hudson Montessori is designed for transitional 3s to prepare them for the order and structure of the Primary program. The Bridge program follows the curriculum of the Primary program, adjusted to the early learning level of the younger three year olds. Most children in this program in the 2014-2015 school year are born between October 2011 and February 2012.
The Bridge program provides these young three-year-olds a gentle connection between home and school. The children’s first experience to a group setting in this smaller environment is tailored to each child’s unique developmental needs and interests. Each child’s natural need to explore and experience at this young age is supported by a careful selection of materials to encourage them to learn about themselves, while mastering developmental milestones such as sharing and taking turns.
The young children’s drive toward independence is supported by giving them time to finish and repeat a work until they feel satisfied. The carefully prepared environment offers them a sense of order and predictability, enabling them to satisfy their natural curiosity and need for exploration. Children learn to take care of themselves and their environment while engaging in practical work they often see their parents do at home. The pride and fulfillment they feel when mastering these tasks is celebrated daily in the classroom. Similarly, children learn to respect themselves and others while solving conflicts through our daily peace keeping techniques. Their developing language skills are celebrated by giving them ample opportunity to practice conversation and speaking in front of their friends. Our ‘Treasure Box’ study is their first experience in public speaking as the children enthusiastically present items representative of their culture and background. The classroom environment is designed for the children to feel safe and where they feel their uniqueness and individuality is nourished and supported.
|Membership||Hudson Montessori is a Full Member School of the American Montessori Society (www.amshq.org)|
|School Hours||Half-Day: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Morning)
12:00 PM to 3:30 PM (Afternoon)
Full-Day: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Extended-Day: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
|Admission Process||Children born between October 2014 and February 2015 can apply for admission in the Bridge Primary Program in the 2017-2018 school year. Parents wishing to enroll their child are advised to tour our school and pick up the Application Form. Upon review of the application, we will set up an appointment for the parents to visit us, along with their child.|
|Program Description||The Bridge Primary Program is designed to help the young 3s and the transitional 3s gain familiarity with the order, rhythm and the more structured environment of the Montessori Primary program. The Bridge children will follow the same Primary Curriculum as the other Primary classes, but adjusted to their early level of learning.|
|Tuition Payment||Parents will sign the ‘Tuition Payment Policy and Contract’ at the time of registration and commit to pay tuition for the entire school year. A Tuition Advance, equaling two months of tuition fee, the New Family Fee and the Materials Fee must be paid in full at the time of registration. Remaining tuition is paid over an eight-month period, from September through April. The Tuition Advance will be applied towards tuition for May and June. All fees are non-refundable.|
(2014 – 2015)
|Tuition fees for the Half-Day, Full-Day and Extended-Day programs are $11,000, $15,000 and $19,000, respectively, for the school year (September–June). Materials Fee is $250 per annum and the New Family Fee is $500 for all programs.|
|Early Drop-Off||Students can be dropped off to school beginning at 7:30 AM. The annual fee for early drop-off is $650.|
|Lunch and Snack||Full-day students will bring their own lunch to school. Snack is provided by school parents on a rolling schedule.|
|Address||10 Regent Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302|
|School Closings||We follow the Jersey City Public Schools schedule for school closings. The school will be closed on all days when Jersey City Public Schools are closed due to weather. We may have additional weather-related closings considering the young ages of our school children.|