Ancona Montessori School-woodlyn

Tel: (610)876-8884
Ancona educates students to become creative problem solvers, confident risk takers and independent, lifelong learners.
Rooted in the Montessori tradition, our child-centered school stimulates the joy of learning and builds a strong academic foundation.
We inspire children to nourish their inner lives, find the power in their own voices and strive for justice and peace.
In a community of cultural and economic diversity, Ancona cultivates understanding, care and respect for others.
Ancona School’s philosophy is rooted in the insights of Maria Montessori, who observed that children are naturally motivated, active learners who build their own understandings of the world as they interact with their environment.
A Montessori classroom encourages a child’s active explorations of carefully prepared materials and empowers the child through choice and freedom to take charge of his/her own learning.
Over the years, Ancona’s Montessori inspired program has evolved, adding the insights and understandings of constructivism – that children learn by constructing meaning from their lived experiences – and of progressivism – that an education for a democratic society must be child-centered, that is, led by the child’s interests, and grounded in authentic experiences – to the Montessori foundation.
Together, the following principles form the complex mosaic of Ancona’s unique Montessori inspired educational program.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 31 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Buxmont Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Drexel Newman Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Woodlyn Christian School (0.9 miles away)
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  • Woodlyn Buxmont Academy
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    1307 Macdade Blvd
    Woodlyn , PA , 19094
    (610)833-1722
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    0.6  mi  |  12  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Chester Drexel Newman Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    1901 Potter St
    Chester , PA , 19013
    (610)872-7358
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  208  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Woodlyn Woodlyn Christian School
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Macdade Blvd & School Ln
    Woodlyn , PA , 19094
    (610)833-2253
    Alternative School (Christian)
    0.9  mi  |  58  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Swarthmore Notre Dame De Lourdes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    990 Fairview Road
    Swarthmore , PA , 19081
    (610)328-9330
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.3  mi  |  228  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Wallingford St. John Chrysostom School
    (Roman Catholic)
    607 S Providence Rd
    Wallingford , PA , 19086
    (610)876-7110
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.4  mi  |  185  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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