Spring Academy Opens its Doors in Westfield with a Community Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
[Westfield, NJ, September 2019] The sun was shining down on Spring Academy Saturday morning as teachers, staff, students, parents, neighbors, and town officials celebrated the grand opening of Spring Academy’s new location at 115 East Grove Street in Westfield.
The day began at 10:00 am with guests sprinkling in a few at a time to tour the new preschool/learning center and meet Spring Academy staff, easily identified in their bright blue t-shirts. Teachers were in classrooms greeting guests and leading craft and science lessons.
Several Westfield businesses and organizations came out too to show support of Spring Academy with tables of products, services and special coupons. A big thank you goes out to Sole Shoes in Westfield, Checkmate in Rahway, Vine Ripe Markets in Westfield and the Westfield American Chinese Association.
At 11:00 am Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle began the ribbon-cutting ceremony. She addressed the crowd thanking Spring Academy for bringing cultural and geographic diversity to Westfield. Gene Janotti, President of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce and Board members Darielle Walsh, Mike Martin, Jim Mooney and Heather Bryant followed by welcoming Spring Academy to the community.
Lastly, Spring Academy Director Jill Ji thanked the crowd for coming out and supporting her school. The ceremony concluded with a group of Spring Academy students singing a song in Chinese and reciting a poem in English.
Ji spoke of her difficulty finding a reputable Montessori pre-school when her daughters were young. With no luck, she and her husband Bruce Huang decided to fill the missing need in her community by co-founding the first Spring Academy in North Brunswick. Since then, she has opened three other Spring Academy locations in Warren, Garwood and Scotch Plains. (The students from the Garwood and Scotch Plains will relocate to the more spacious and convenient Westfield location.)
Ji’s experience as an English teacher in China and her certification in the United States as a Montessori teacher was instrumental in helping her develop a strong academic curriculum at Spring Academy. The curriculum includes a Montessori philosophy with language immersion programs in Chinese and Spanish.
Spots are still available for the school year at both Spring Academy locations in Westfield and Warren. To schedule a tour or learn more about Spring Academy contact Jill Ji at 908-360-5158 or SpringAcademy168@gmail.com
Please Note: The After School Program is scheduled to move to Westfield in October.
Read our lastest Press Release in TapInto Westfield for more details on our Grand Opening Celebration!
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Montessori: Ages Infant to 1st Grade
(Montessori philosophy promotes independence and creativity.)
Language Immersion (Chinese/Spanish)
Pre-School and Kindergarten
Afterschool Learning Center: Ages K – 9th Grade
School Bus Pick-Ups
Foreign Language (Chinese/Spanish)
Enrichments & Tutoring
Small English/Math Classes
ABOUT SPRING ACADEMY: Spring Academy prepares our students to be well-rounded human beings with a strong desire for success! Our Montessori program teaches young children using the Montessori philosophy to build a solid academic foundation, develop independence, and celebrate diversity. Our extra-curriculum enrichment programs not only help children excel academically and develop life-long skills, but also assist them in discovering their true talents. Our aim is to reinforce an innate love of learning in our children and help them reach their maximum potential!
Situated in a quiet residential neighborhood just a half mile from the Warren town center, this venue features a beautifully-renovated building with lots of natural light and ample parking. Two spacious Montessori classrooms, a transition room with its own toddler bathroom facility and a cheerful infant room all lead to a large outdoor playground with dedicated playing areas for different age groups.
Our Garwood location is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Garwood in a stand-alone building housing six spacious classrooms, an outdoor play area and one large multi-purpose room for anything from ballet to Tai Chi. PLEASE NOTE: Our Garwood Preschool Program has moved to our new Westfield location. Our Garwood Afterschool program will be moving to our Westfield location in October 2019.
New Location in Westfield, NJ Conveniently located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Westfield, this brand-new location includes two outside playgrounds featuring STEAM concept and traditional play. Inside, students learn in spacious newly renovated classrooms surrounded by windows, natural sunlight, and colorful, hand-painted murals. This is the ideal setting for learning and playing!
Jane (Garwood Location)
Our daughter’s experience was a positive one. She made new friends and learned what it was like to sit and “work”. Her overall discipline has improved through Spring Academy. Your staff is very friendly which is a breath of fresh air! Our daughter appreciated how she was able to color “characters” when it was time for a little fun. She was always proud to hang her workbook on the refrigerator and discuss what she learned. Keep up the good work.