The Western Pennsylvania Montessori School was founded in September 1965 as a non-profit organization and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society.
Western Pennsylvania Montessori School shall provide a safe, secure, and nurturing atmosphere in which each child may develop and grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically by receiving a well-rounded experience based on Montessori Philosophy.
We value activities and opportunities that cultivate a sense of connection and build community.
We strive to encourage a life-long love of learning.
We believe in encouraging a sense of order, concentration, independence and coordination.
We provide opportunities for experiences that promote the development of a childs natural internal motivation.
We value the uniqueness of each individual because of the opportunity it provides to learn from one another.
We believe children develop at a unique rate and we work to meet each child at his/her own place.
We value activities that promote working through a process rather than emphasizing the end product.
We provide a well-rounded experience for the development of the child.
We believe in fostering the growth of internal discipline within each child.
We believe in developing higher order thinking skills and promoting the movement from concrete to more abstract thinking.
We believe in providing a safe and prepared environment.