Brainy Borough Montessori (BBM) is an inspiring place for children to joyfully pursue their interests while simultaneously learning to think, communicate and compose themselves.  

We are looking for parents who share our educational values to create a wonderful learning experience for each child.  Our mixed age class is suited for children aged 3 to 6 years old.  The program may be used as a stand alone nursery school or as a supplement to a half day kindergarten program.  There is a full or half day option.  Space is limited to just five students per session.

Alison Magee, Teacher and Owner

Alison Magee, Head Teacher

My vision for BBM is a neighborhood school where children meet lifelong friends while becoming academically prepared for the transition into traditional school.  I will create an inspiring curriculum which reflects the interests of each individual student, as well as the cultural and artistic diversity that Metuchen, the Brainy Borough, is known for. 

Watching my own three children grow from their Montessori experience inspired me to become a Montessori certified teacher.  Previously, I was an assistant teacher at Montessori Children's Academy of Short Hills, NJ.  I hold a B.S. in Finance with a minor in English Literature from Manhattan College.  After several years in the banking and finance world, I decided to stay home when my second child was born.  When deciding to rejoin the work force I knew I wanted to have a more personal impact on people's lives.  I started looking into Montessori education for myself.  Through the Princeton Center for Teacher Education, I attained my Montessori credential.  Both my husband and I grew up in town and we are so happy to be back raising our family here in Metuchen.  My commitment to the Metuchen community and belief in the Montessori method led me to found the school here.  I believe that a Montessori education is a perfect fit for the Brainy Borough's residents!



BBM believes we are surrounded by opportunities to learn from nature.  From learning about leaves and plants to examining color and symmetry, nature offers plenty to appreciate and study.

BBM believes we are surrounded by opportunities to learn from nature.  From learning about leaves and plants to examining color and symmetry, nature offers plenty to appreciate and study.