While the coronavirus crisis continues, New Jersey parents are deciding what’s best for their families. Apple Montessori have announced that this school year, families may choose between in-person and remote learning depending on students’ ages.
Apple Montessori is a New Jersey-based Montessori school network founded in 1972. With pupils ranging from 6 months old to 12 years old, they operate 15 schools across the Garden State.
On August 4th, administrators announced their planned structure for the 2020-2021 school year. Families with students 3rd grade and below may choose between in-person and remote. Students from 4th to 6th grade will attend in-person, with half- or full days optional.
“Our goal is to provide structure in a nurturing environment,” said Joanne Mooney, founder of Apple Montessori. “Whether parents choose to enroll their children in school or at home, full time or part time, our modern Montessori approach to education gives them an edge academically, socially, and emotionally.”
At the beginning of the crisis in March 2020, Apple began offering at least 2 hours of daily virtual instruction. Offering courses like math and reading along with specialties like yoga or art, the program built up an impressive library of online material. In addition to virtual learning during the school year, families also had access to these materials through the Summer At Home program.
Apple pledges that remote learning will continue to be individualized and hands-on, in accordance with their education mission. Meanwhile, in-person families can rely on measures like regular sanitation, temperature checks, and more. These measures are based on guidelines from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics to ensure student safety.
To learn more about Apple Montessori, be sure to visit their website.
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