Montessori Genesis II School

3529 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104-0191
Tel: (215)387-2078
Grades: PK-4 | 34 students
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Montessori Genesis II School was founded in 1976 by sixteen working class families.
It is a family oriented independent private school.
MGII is located near many of Philadelphia's premier educational and cultural institutions (e.g. Durham Free Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Zoo).
Its primary class (pre-k and kindergarten) is a Montessori classroom.
The elementary classes (1st/2nd and 3rd/4th) are influenced by the Montessori philosophy and method and use the best of educational pedagogy to prepare and launch outstanding young people.
When students graduate from 4th grade they test into Philadelphia's magnet schools (e.g. Masterman) and private schools (Shipley, Agnes Irwin, Friends' Central, etc.) The school's mission is to offer high quality education at an affordable cost.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-4
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 34 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
95%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(school uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $5,900
Tuition Notes Tuition can be paid by the school year, semester, or month. Afterschool and summer fees are separate.
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,990
Admissions Director Virginia Mitchell

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. African Percussion Music, African Dance, Chess, Karate African Dance, Chess, Karate, African Percussion Music,

School Notes

  • MGII offers afterschool and summer programs. Afterschool includes homework help, music, karate, chess, and movies. The summer program offers these classes, as well as, academic enrichment, swimming, fieldtrips, arts and crafts, and a wide variety of activities related to the annual summer program theme. Children have a relaxed and fun place to spend these hours. Their parents have peace of mind knowing that their children are in a safe and enriched environment. As an urban school, MGII can take advantage of the resources of the city through fieldtrips, classes, overnight adventures and so much more.

Profile last updated: 06/05/2015

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