The Hudson Montessori School in Jersey City has announced plans to open a middle school in September, stating that “they are continuing our mission to create independent thinkers.”
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“This program has a rigorous academic curriculum along with collaborative, project-based learning opportunities. Our Middle School will give students a way to use their skills in meaningful ways,” Montessori Director Gina Reeves said in a statement.
According to their website, their middle schools curriculum fully incorporates data science, literacy, research and development, music, art, hands-on projects, field trips, and other community outreach efforts.
“We are continuing our mission to create independent thinkers who apply their knowledge to real-life settings and grow into responsible, compassionate citizens of the world,” added Montessori Founder Gracy Jolly.
“We are excited that Dr. Grace Sanvictores will be our Middle School Director. She has been with our school since we opened in 2009. Her determination helped develop our STEAM program into the first of its kind, and we know she will pour that same tenacity and forethought into our Middle School program.”
Alongsid Sanvictores, Michelle Velho, the School’s STEAM Director, have developed an interdisciplinary curriculum for the middle school.
“We will work with each student to help them build an academic portfolio, preparing them to apply to the high school of their choosing,” noted Sanvictores.
“As the first nationally STEM-certified campus in New Jersey, it is our honor to have our cutting-edge STEAM program continue to move forward in seventh and eighth grades.”
Additionally, the middle school will set itself apart by formally adopting the design-thinking process – a common process used today by businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities for developing new products, officials said.