Experience 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.
We are pleased to offer two rich and engaging music programs at Princeton. Our World Music Program is a celebration of great music from around the world comprised of original songs and folk music. Children gather weekly to learn and sing classic folk songs. This is a highlight of the week for many children and adds to our environment the precious element of the sound of singing children.
Our Classical Music Studies in our Elementary Program introduces our children to the masters of classical music from around the globe, musical genres, composers, and the anatomy of an orchestra. Through stories and music, the children are introduced to the masters, one at a time. They learn about different styles and periods of music and learn about the details of the lives of the great composers and musicians.
Children begin to recognize composers’ works by listening and remembering details of the composers’ accomplishments and personal lives.
Imagine a world where culture is not a barrier. Our cultural studies aim to foster an inquisitive and positive attitude towards other cultures. Culture plays an essential role in how children make sense of the world. Exposing young children to different cultures makes for a fun and exciting learning environment! The overall goal is to expose children to differences at an early age so that they can begin to appreciate and value them rather than to dismiss them. For example, December is spent on the theme “Christmas around the world." Our cultural classes have taken us to the Taj Mahal in India, to the great wall of China, the pyramids of Egypt, leaning tower of Pisa and many more places while in the comfort of our classroom.
Our Cultural Studies program has opened up access to a vast range of literature, history, traditions, food, music, philosophy and great interest of other cultures. This in turn has helped students to become less myopic in their views and more accepting of differences.
Children and nature go together, or should. Recent studies document the importance of introducing children to the natural world, beginning in the early years. Their social, emotional, and physical health depends on this exposure to develop. Being surrounded by nature and natural items provides infinite benefits to children. To observe nature requires patience and quiet watchfulness. Imagination comes into play as children create special places and use natural items to create stories and play. All senses become engaged when children interact with the natural world. At Princeton, we take regular nature walks around the downtown Kennesaw area as well as participate in various nature activities.