Montessori Children’s Community

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Montessori Children’s Community

“Learning the right answers will get you through school, learning how to learn will get you through life.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

Location: Conveniently located at 474 Chadwick Street in the village of Sewickley, with easy access from surrounding Pittsburgh suburbs.

Educational Philosophy: Montessori
American Montessori Society school affiliate, licensed by the Pennsylvania Board of Private Academic Schools.

Students: 115
Ages: 2 years 7 months to 15 years

Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:10

Class Day:
Children’s House AM: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Children’s House All-Day Montessori: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Extended Day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lower and Upper Elementary: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Middle School: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Classrooms: Multi-age by 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-15, allowing each child to work individually at his or her own pace.

Children’s House ( 3 to 6) Curriculum: Mathematics, Language, Every Day Living, Sensorial, Cultural, Music, Art, Spanish, and Body Movement.

Elementary Curriculum: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer, Earth Science, Ecology, Geography, Geology, Geometry, History, Language, Mathematics, Physics, Sociology, Spanish and Zoology. In addition to academic challenges, our goals include learning practical skills such as leadership, time management, public speaking, and the importance of a personal contribution to our global community.

Middle School Curriculum: Working from a largely project-based, interdisciplinary framework, our Middle School academic program incorporates the humanities (literature, language, critical and creative writing, American and world history, cultural studies, geography, current events) and features a complete math and science curriculum as well as Spanish, art, music, physical fitness, and technology. As adolescence is a highly creative time of self and social identity creation, our students engage in relevant, real-life work to support their intellectual and social development as they establish themselves as contributing members of the collective society in their local communities and beyond.

School Head: Terri Modic, M. Ed. has been a Montessori educator for over 30 years. Terri founded Montessori Children’s Community, and has served as School Head since 1991. She has teacher certification at the 3-6 and Lower Elementary levels as well as School Head certification from the American Montessori Society.