Montessori Children’s Community History


Montessori Children’s Community History

“We support as much as possible the child’s desires for activity; not wait on him, but educate him to be independent.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

Terri Modic founded Montessori Children’s Community in 1991. After driving three of her four sons quite a distance for Montessori education, Terri wanted to provide a quality Montessori experience to those in Sewickley and the surrounding communities. In the beginning, there was one Children’s House classroom with 8 children in the educational wing of a local church. It took no time for enrollment to build, and soon MCC outgrew its first home. The school soon moved to its current location, the SporTrak, which is a larger facility on Chadwick Street in Sewickley. Many families wishing to continue their child’s education in a Montessori setting urged Terri to offer elementary education. In 1999, the  Elementary program was founded. Today, the school offers a morning and an afternoon Children’s House program as well as Lower and Upper Elementary and a Middle School.

This school year represents over 25 years of academic excellence for Montessori Children’s Community. As founder, School Head and Head Teacher, Terri is committed to educating children. She is a lifelong educator and a firm believer in quality Montessori education. Terri’s dedication and commitment carries over into the teaching staff, who are dedicated to the children and families enrolled in the school.  The future is bright and promising for all who attend Montessori Children’s Community or who are fortunate enough to be part of this special community.