“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

Montessori In Teaneck NJ

Among the many challenging decisions parents face is selecting a private school in Teaneck NJ. When considering their options of private schools, Small World Montessori is at the top of a lot of families’ lists. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring children ages two and a half to 6 years of age are supplied with a learning environment that’s stimulating, diverse and nurturing. This is why we’ve earned a great reputation since 1987. We don’t just take a holistic approach to child development. Reaching out to parents in order to make certain they’re engaged in their children’s preschool journey is another step taken by our teachers and assistants.

Preschool Teaneck NJ

The approach we take as a top choice for a private preschool in Teaneck NJ is different from other private schools as a result of the fact that the teachers and assistants permit the children in our classes to take the lead in learning. The Montessori directress, teachers, and assistants offer a platform for every child to develop at their own pace by creating both indoor and outdoor environments that stimulate children’s natural curiosity and innate drive to learn. Authentic Montessori schools use this evidence-based method of teaching because research shows children learn how to learn, instead of simply learning what is presented to them by a teacher, ensuring a strong foundation for their education in elementary school and beyond is established.

Private Schools Teaneck NJ

Assisting us in standing apart from other Montessori private preschools in Teaneck NJ is the fact that we work hard to lay the foundation for learning in the future. To allow children to explore, create, and develop emotionally, cognitively, and socially, the teachers and assistants at Small World Montessori are committed to creating rich classroom and playground opportunities. To meet the developmental requirements of their class, every classroom is by design no more than 25 students. This permits the teacher and assistants to guide children when required. The variety of classroom centers provides children the chance to play and learn cooperatively with their peers as well as independently. At Small World Montessori we provide students the chance to play, exercise, pretend, and investigate the natural world with our outside playground. The cornerstone of the Montessori teaching methodology is activities that are self directed. Whether the child goes on to attend private or public school afterwards, self-discipline, confidence, skill development, perseverance, and concentration, that plant the seeds for success are fostered at our school.

Preschools Teaneck NJ

One of the things which makes us a top choice for a Montessori private preschool in Teaneck NJ is the fact that parent participation is encouraged. At Small World Montessori, learning is not limited to our campus. Our private preschool differs from others in that we open the world to both our students and their families with opportunities for weekend field trips. Accompanying their children on field trips means parents are capable of seeing the Montessori approach in action. Another advantage of this is that parents can, in a real world setting, see the way their children interact with their peers and teachers. Sometimes parents even are provided with new ideas regarding ways they’re capable of enriching their home environment to foster the development of their children as a result of this experience.

Montessori Preschool Teaneck NJ

When you’re trying to find a Montessori private preschool in Teaneck NJ, make Small World your top choice and experience the difference. The parents of children who attend our school tell us the best way to discover the difference our approach makes when it comes to their child’s all round development is observing our work first-hand. Call Small World Montessori to schedule a visit today!


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.