Stepping Stones Montessori School offers preschool and kindergarten programs for children ages 18 months through 6 years, serving Netcong, Mt. Olive, Budd Lake, Flanders, Long Valley, Hackettstown and the surrounding areas.  We have both 10-month and summer program offerings.

Families looking for more than just a preschool or childcare center look to Stepping Stones Montessori School.  Our programs have core classes and extended-day options to help meet the needs of your family’s busy schedule, while concurrently our Montessori philosophy allows us to nurture each child’s individual potential like nothing else can.  Weekly French lessons are taught by a native speaking instructor.  Creativity, academics, independence, social skills, and peaceful problem solving all flourish together here.  A peek into our classrooms reveals contented children engaged in constructive endeavors which are developmentally appropriate.

We would love to tell you more about what we do.  Please email us at and we’ll get right back to you with more information.

Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year or monthly.  Please call 973-448-3600 for program costs, or click on the “SSMS Tuition” tab on the right side of this page under the “What’s New” section.

Note that payment in full comes with a 5% discount.  Inquire about how new student referrals can also earn you a tuition credit.