Diamond Hill Montessori School is a private school for children from 2.5 through 6 years old and is located in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Our school serves the towns of Summit, Watchung, New Providence, Chatham, and neighboring communities.
Diamond Hill Montessori School was established in 2000 with the intention of providing an exceptional educational experience to the community, and continues to carry on that tradition today. Our program carefully integrates the development of intellectual capabilities, social skills, emotional growth, physical coordination and cognitive preparation. In addition to the traditional Montessori materials and approach by certified Montessori teachers, our program also features classes in fine arts, yoga, music and foreign language.
The Montessori Method is based on the observation of the nature of children and their natural drive to learn by doing. An inherent love of learning is encouraged by guiding the child’s progress at the pace and rhythm best suited to their individual capabilities.
Our mixed-age classrooms allow younger students the stimulation of older children, who in turn benefit from serving as role models. The Montessori philosophy develops the whole personality of the child, helping them to become self-directed, happy and independent.
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We sent both of our kids to Diamond Hill Montessori School for three years, including kindergarten. We chose DHMS for its welcoming environment, teaching philosophy and committed staff; and the kids received a wonderful early education there. The students make progress over all three years in the program, but the kindergarten year is when their development really culminates. Our kids also loved the "kindergarten-only" enrichment activities during their third year. Thanks to their experiences at DHMS, both kids were extremely well prepared for first grade and the transition to elementary school.
- Tina, class of 2020 and 2023
This has been a wonderful school with an enriching environment for our children and many of our friends. The leadership is excellent and responsible. The teachers are warm and outstanding with the kids. The little extra programs (art, music, yoga, spanish, educational visitors such as fire dept, dentist, farmer) are a thoughtful edition to the already strong Montessori curriculum. Children can start as young as 2 years old in the little/toddler room and go up through kindergarten. Full day and half day options available. A Montessori education serves the children well, no matter what they move onto in the future. This school has been a blessing for our children.
- Vinnie, class of 2019 and 2020
What a wonderful, amazing school. All three of our children attended this nurturing school! Diamond Hill fosters independence, creativity and excellence in all children. The leadership and teachers are just amazing! Kudos to Auna and Kristina. You will forever be loved by us.
- Rupa, class of 2015, 2016 and 2019
My twin daughters attended Diamond Hill for three years. We loved the administration, teachers and curriculum. Can’t think of a better way to have prepped my girls for primary school and for life.
- Rhiannon, class of 2018