“We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child’s spontaneity when he is just beginning to be active…That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori

Englewood Cliffs NJ Montessori School

There are several substantial advantages to having your child attend a Montessori school in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and Small World Montessori is among the finest the area has to offer. Kids just getting started when it comes to the education process can benefit significantly from this kind of institution, although a lot of individuals are unfamiliar with what they’re all about. The basic curriculum is focused on major developmental milestones that are essential from the ages of three to five-years-old. A blend of sharpening language, muscle, and motor skills assist in starting a child out on their learning process. Being able to take part in communal activities like field trips is essential when it comes to encouraging the development of social abilities. A Montessori school such as Small World Montessori offers the unique benefit of helping children build upon the basic skills they will require to become successful and capable adults.

Preschool Englewood Cliffs NJ

Have you been looking for the right fit for a private school Englewood Cliffs NJ for your child and are feeling overwhelmed? There are many reasons why Small World Montessori such a great alternative. The early years in a child’s life prepare him or her for the years to come. For them to excel in grade school and beyond it is crucial that essential life abilities are developed properly. One of the best things for evolution of skills which children are going to utilize over the course of their entire life is ensuring they begin school early on. What private school is going to be best for your child is something only you are capable of knowing. However you can count on the methods we use at Small World Montessori as our techniques are backed by a significant amount of evidence and research.

Private Preschools Englewood Cliffs NJ

At a Montessori preschool in Englewood Cliffs NJ the teacher’s role is functioning as a guide assisting in the learning experience of the student. This differs from traditional schools where the teacher’s role is to determine exactly what the student’s learning experience will be. Teachers develop the curriculum based on the children in the classroom but the children’s role is determining the pace of the activities. Children develop the crucial aspect of their cognitive nature that enables them to more effectively make choices in Montessori schools as the teacher strives to be as unobtrusive as possible. Montessori schools in Englewood Cliffs NJ are different than other private schools for this reason, among others.

Montessori Preschools Englewood Cliffs NJ

Any child can certainly benefit from making the right choice for a Montessori preschool in Englewood Cliffs NJ. Discovering how to share and cooperate with one another is something experienced by students attending a Montessori private school. This is going to help them later in life as they’ll have developed skills making it easier for them to thrive in cooperative environments. They determine what the activities in the classroom will be throughout the day, which establishes a strong sense of community and selflessness. A Montessori school encourages children to share and work courteously with one another to discover the various stations set up in the school. Learning which is done proactively is one of the primary benefits of the Montessori school method. This is the reason it is so strongly focused on at Small World Montessori. Students will work on activities which teach math, language, culture and real-world life lessons because tangible learning is our emphasis instead of abstract learning. If you’ve been considering enrolling your child in a Montessori preschool in Englewood Cliffs NJ, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to find out everything you need to know when it comes to enrollment.


Mrs. Robins is an outstanding teacher. She has created a structured yet nurturing environment in which young minds can thrive mentally and emotionally. All four of our children graduated from Small World Montessori and we couldn't be happier with the experience. (children attended between 1988 and 2005)

Mehmet and Lisa Oz, Dr. Oz & Family

This school is a very serious place. Your child will be learning how to learn in peaceful, ordered and organized environment. But, it is much more than that. When you visit your child, you will start to feel the school's serenity come over you, and you know this is a rare find in today's turbulent world. That serenity will slowly but surely fill your child's heart. But wait, there's more to it. After a year or two you will realize this place is an extended family.
You will find that teachers and the principal deeply care about your child, as if it were their own child, niece or grandchild. You will know they actually understand your traffic jam, business difficulty, whatever. You will start to feel blessed with your luck to have found it. And, after your child leaves, it will be clear that they had the best possible start. Our two daughters sure did. Thank you Small World!!!

Jelena Musabegovic,

We are extremely pleased with the staff and with the quality of instruction that our daughter has received at Small World Montessori School (SWM) since September 2009.
My husband and I researched many preschools before selecting SWM and have been very satisfied with our decision. As a clinical early childhood social worker, I've worked with the preschool population for the past 10 years and have toured many of the Manhattan preschools with clients looking for quality preschools. This experience assisted my selection process in that I was able to determine how dedicated and knowledgeable the director and the teachers are at SWM.
The teachers at Small World Montessori are warm, caring, devoted, and most importantly very well informed about child development. They comprehend the uniqueness of each child and are very in tuned with the needs of all the children. Our daughter is provided with individual attention when required, but ultimately encouraged to become independent and confident in achieving everyday skills. Since the beginning, our daughter's teacher has been in constant communication with us about progress, concerns, and feedback on how to respond to certain situations.
My daughter is happy, socializes well with her peers, is acquiring pre-academic skills, and is much more confident since she started attending the school. She is learning at an amazing pace and comes home eager to show off what she is learning.
The facility is extremely well kept, clean, and organized which makes it very easy for the children to navigate through the materials and feel organized themselves. We are very grateful and feel very relaxed knowing that our little girl is in very good hands.
We strongly recommend this school to parents who understand that learning is a natural phenomenon that happens when children are provided with the right structure, nurture, oversight and encouragement.

Risory Caraballo, LMSW,

Ms. Robins! Thank you for everything. You are doing such a great job and we are so happy that we found Small World last summer! I cannot express how grateful we are for everything that you do! You are one of the best teachers that I've seen in my life and I am proud to have you as Sophia's first teacher.
The performance today was amazing and it truly was one of the best things that we've seen :-)

Victoria and Michael Drugov,

Going to Ms. Robins' Montessori pre-school gave me an edge on school. I was enrolled there until Kindergarten, then I attended the local public schools thereafter. I could read before my other classmates and conceptualize certain mathematic models more easily. But most of all, I was well behaved - something that my teachers greatly appreciated. I excelled all throughout school with great study habits and accomplished my goals I set out to do. I ended up second in my graduating class and I am now attending the University of Pennsylvania.
If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. Not only did I develop a great basis for understanding how to grasp difficult concepts, but I also learned how to socialize properly too. If you ask me what I got out of my Montessori education: it primed me with an exceptional foundation that affects who I am today.
Oh yeah, and I also found my best friend of 17 years.

Lydia Gau, Former SWMS Student,

Small World was where I had my last tantrum. It's where I learned to function as an only-child and where I evolved into an adolescent and then an adult. Up until that afternoon of my last tantrum, the world was mine. I was a three year old creative spirit run wild.
But on that autumn day, my world changed. Suddenly everything was not about what I wanted when I wanted it. There were other people like my mom and dad who wanted things too. Even my friends wanted things. I may not have wanted to leave school and my friends that particular afternoon but there was limited time to run errands and do grocery shopping.
Ms. Robbins made it clear to me and my mother that my mother's needs should come first. For the first time it was evident that it wasn't all about me and my tyrannical post toddler dictations. There was an entire world functioning separate from myself and it was high time I joined it. 'Be Sensible. Concentrate' were The Small World mantras. To this day I am reminded of those commanding sentences and every day I still apply them to my life.
(Larisa Berger is currently a Junior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying computer science and creative writing.)

Larisa Berger, Former SWMS Student,

We are the families of Small World Montessori School’s Class of 2016. Among us, we have 18 Small World students, 7 alumni, 9 in the graduating class, 2 still attending. Why do we send all our children to Small World? Because the school is phenomenal. The teachers are all very experienced and devoted to our children. Open communications with parents are always emphasized and do not stop even if the child has graduated. We have all witnessed the differences in our children as the results from working with the staff.
One parent was once a Small World student herself. “The whole basis of my education lies with her (Mrs. Robins) and the things I learned at this school. Montessori children are not like the rest, we think outside the box, we are problem solvers, we have empathy and we love to learn.” We all agree. And even though academic skills are never emphasized, somehow the children excel academically. Most of them are at first grade level by the end of kindergarten.
The world is a complicated place and our children are at a crossroads. We know under the loving care of Small World, our children developed core values and character that will help them succeed as they venture out into the Big World. What’s more, we take comfort in knowing that our children can always come back to Small World. The school will always be a place that they can call home, a place that they can feel safe. Just ask our older kids.
We are proud, and truly feel blessed that our children belong to the Small World Montessori School’s family.