Teachers remain in the background until needed to help a child or give a lesson on a particular piece of work. Then, like Sadie, students are encouraged to try the work on their own. When she's finished and the work is back on the shelf ready for the next student, the outdoors will no doubt call to her and she will discover other carefully chosen works to engage with outside in the shade or on the classroom's patio.
Sadie and her friends are enrolled in Princeton Montessori School's SummerQuest program. For more information, visit www.princetonmontessorischool.org.
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The Princeton Montessori School serves children from infancy through eighth grade. The school is located on 20 acres and is accredited by the Middle States Association and the American Montessori Society.