November 5 was a rainy, dark Monday morning but inside 110 Center Street in Garwood, the feeling was warm and buzzing with cheer!  Young preschoolers were enjoying the first day in their new spacious classrooms. This day marks a fresh start for Spring Academy preschoolers as they moved locations from Scotch Plains to Garwood. They join Spring Academy’s afterschool enrichment students that have been coming to this location since 2013. 

The Garwood facility features six modern, colorfully painted classrooms and an outdoor play area. The largest of the classrooms, a sizable 800 square foot room doubles as a designated Montessori classroom and a gym.  It also hosts many of the active enrichment classes such as Stretch n Grow, Tae Kwon Do & dance. Academic subjects such as English, Math, Spanish/Chinese Immersion and various enrichment classes are offered at Garwood for preschoolers in the morning and older children in the afternoons. The convenient central location allows preschoolers to take weekly trips to the Parisi School (1.5 blocks away) for strength, speed and endurance training, as well as nice-weather retreats with their teachers for ice cream and other activities!

“We believe this spacious site is a fabulous venue for our children to learn, have fun, and thrive! It will provide added convenience for working parents as our younger pre-school children and are now together in the same building as their older siblings. Also, this location is more accessible for many of our families than our former location in Scotch Plains as it is only a short block away from the NJ Transit train and bus terminals.” said Spring Academy Co-Owner Jil Ji

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Spring Academy would like to welcome all neighboring Garwood communities to attend an open house this winter on Sunday, Nov. 18 10 a.m. to noon or Sunday, Jan. 27 10 a.m. to noon. For more information about Spring Academy contact Jill Ji at 908-301-6168 or Also please visit Spring Academy’s website at

About Spring Academy

Spring Academy is a Montessori Preschool that offers quality enrichment and language immersion programs in both Chinese and Spanish. Its hands-on approach to learning is based on the Montessori philosophy of building a solid academic foundation, developing independence, and celebrating diversity.  Spring Academy instructors provide one-on-one attention and prepare students to be well-rounded human beings, develop lifelong skills, and discover their true talents. Monthly themes and current events are also incorporated into daily lessons.  Spring Academy has a second location in Warren, NJ.