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At a Glance

Little Gems Montessori Academy is a private, independent Montessori school and childcare owned and operated by Montessori teachers and parents. The school provides authentic Montessori educational programs, childcare and summer camp.

Mission: Promote a lifelong love of learning through a joyous, supportive environment created by excellent teachers and staff following the Montessori philosophy.

Founded: 2014

Location: 65 Weston Road is a cross road between Cedar Grove Lane and Elizabeth Avenue in Somerset NJ. Serving families from the Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset Counties.

Ages Served: 14 months to 6 years

Days and Hours: We are open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday. We follow the Franklin Township School Calendar for holidays and inclement weather days.


  • Toddler Montessori –  6 weeks to 3 years
  • Primary Montessori – 3 years to 6 years
  • Before and After School Care
  • After School Activities
  • Summer Camp

Program Hours:

  • Half Day School Program – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Full Day School Program – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Before School Care – 7:00 am to 8:30 am
  • After School Care – 3:30 am to 6:00 pm

Average Student to Faculty Ratio:

  • Infant: 4:1
  • Toddler: 6:1
  • Primary: 10:1

Membership and License: 

Non-Discrimination: Little Gems Montessori Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the academy. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admissions policies.