A Montessori-Style Summer: Learning AND Fun
Help your child beat the summer slump and have fun doing it! Research shows that “summer learning loss is real” (New York Times, 2011), so we’ve designed a summer session that infuses exciting lessons into all of our exploration and activities. We’re proud of our over 45 year reputation of helping children gain a strong foundation for success in school and life. During the summer, we build on that foundation with Super Kids, FasTracKids and a range of activities children love. Read on to learn more and see our Top 10 Reasons to Choose Apple for Summer Session.
Summer session is offered in Cliffside Park, Edison, Hoboken and Metuchen. Summer camp with swimming is offered at our Edgewater, Kinnelon, Mahwah, Morris Plains, Oakland, Towaco, Randolph and Wayne schools.
- Designed for children ages 2-9 (some schools offer infant and toddler)
- STEAM curriculum plus proven Montessori curriculum in reading, writing, math and more
- FasTracKids e-learning program
- Safety-certified by Secure Education Consultants
- Run by year-round, experienced teachers and support staff
- Athletics; arts and crafts; dance, drama and music; cooking; science and nature explorations; outdoor and water play
- Field trips like mini golf, bounce house and the zoo
- Theme weeks based on children’s favorite things
- In-house events like Preschool of Rock and carnival day
SuperKids can stop your child from suffering the “summer learning slump” with proven Montessori math, reading, writing and more…
Science, the study of the natural world, fascinates children and we make the most of that wonder by exploring the world around us…
On summer days, waterplay is not just a refreshing way to cool off. There is much more to it!…
Our summer art projects are designed for each individual age group to challenge the imagination!…
“So excited to have a great summer camp for my children. Montessori enrichment during the summertime who can ask for anything else?” ~ Kerri G.
Academics that beat the summer learning slump
Our summer program curriculum is enhanced by FasTracKids and Montessori work time to beat the summer learning slump (research confirms that “summer learning loss is real,” New York Times, 2011). With FasTracKids, children benefit from an advanced e-learning software program and hands-on lessons that reinforce learning. Children also work with the Montessori materials in reading, writing and or math. This curriculum can be individualized to the needs of your child.
- Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient, Psychology Today
- Studies Show Students Lose Learning Retention Over The Summer, Hudson Country Montessori
Activities and adventures
As much as children love learning during Apple’s summer session, they also enjoy arts and crafts, music, outdoor play, cooking and more. Each week features a theme like Rodeo Week to set the tone and everyone loves visits form the ice cream man. Many schools offer water play activities to cool off in the summer sun.
Our special in-house field events and field trips are a favorite with our students and staff alike! We all look forward to visits from the reptile man and off-site excursions like to the chocolate factory. We also offer before and after daycare. Learn more about summer session.
Apple’s Summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program exposes children to a broad spectrum of scientific concepts and mathematics while using technology, engineering and the arts. Using hands on, real world materials, children work together as a team to seek solutions to real social, economic and environmental problems. From using discarded household items to creating a musical instrument to designing a working crazy straw, children ASK, IMAGINE, PLAN, CREATE and IMPROVE. Learn more.
Apple’s year-round, experienced teachers oversee our classes and foster each child’s sense of security and routine as he or she dives into new and exciting activities. Many of our summer staff members used to be Apple students themselves. Now that is what we call a “Lifer.” Apple’s camp experiences are truly what childhood memories can be made of! Our team is trained in AED, first aid and CPR.
In-house lunch program
We offer an optional lunch program. An outside catering company delivers hot or cold lunch to each facility on a daily basis. Those who are interested may register in advance on line.
Schedule & ages
Apple Montessori Summer Session is open from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm (7:00 pm in Hoboken) July 3 through August 25 for children ages 3 years to 9 years. We will be closed on July 4. Hoboken offers an infant and toddler program and Cliffside Park offers a toddler program. Half day and full day sessions are offered in some schools, as well as before and after camp childcare.
Note: Please see your school director for the specifics to your location as activities may vary.
*The Hula Frog awards recognize local family-friendly businesses in select geographies. Apple Montessori won in Hoboken/Jersey City as well as Bergen County.