THE PRINCETON DIFFERENCE
Princeton Preparatory Schools is different in many ways. Our school’s foundation is built upon our unique Montessori teaching method, our focus on traditional Christian values and the importance we place on peace and nature studies. Moreover, we foster a high achieving multicultural community and environment in which students develop and excel. With this understanding in mind, we developed a list of the benefits of your child attending Princeton Preparatory Schools. These benefits are unique in our area, filling a need in North Atlanta neighborhoods that does not currently exist.
PREPARED ENVIRONMENT CLASSROOMS
"The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life."
The Montessori indoor environment is striking, beautifully adorned, and artfully created. Upon entering a Montessori classroom, it is evident that the classrooms are designed to meet the needs of the children of a particular three year age-span. The classrooms provide freedom in movement and in choice. Dr. Montessori observed that children experience sensitive periods during which certain needs and sensitivities are met. These needs are clearly defined within Montessori’s Planes of Development. The Montessori classrooms are designed to meet the needs and characteristics of children in each plane of development through a multi-sensory-approach to learning.
At Princeton Preparatory, the classrooms are designed to be bright, beautiful, warm and inviting; they are designed to elicit a feeling of the comfort of home. The spatial layout of the classroom is open, with ample work space at tables and on rugs. In each classroom you will find plants, animals, art and music, as well as the materials and shelves that house the curriculum areas. In addition to the curriculum areas, the classrooms are well balanced to allow space for individual work, community meetings, food preparation, quiet reading areas, and libraries, and areas for conflict resolution at our peace tables.
Students reading in the library
Our library offers a quiet area for students to study, and encourage students to read.
"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn."
"There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community."