Charlestown Playhouse, Inc.

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  • Charlestown Playhouse, founded in 1936, is licensed by the PADepartment of Education as a private play-based preschool and kindergarten.
  • The focus of Charlestown Playhouse is learning through play, both indoors and outdoors, with an approach that promotes a positive self-concept.
  • The building and grounds are in a pleasant country setting on 2.5 wooded acres.
  • As a parent cooperative, families help in the classrooms and participate inmany other ways to help the school.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1936

Student Body

Total Students85 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Charlestown Playhouse, Inc. Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,175
Tuition Notes$4175 for M-Fr (9am-11:45am) $6135 for additional 3 afternoons per week *Financial Aid Available
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Admissions DirectorFaith Koons

School Notes

  • At Charlestown Playhouse (Playschool) we believe that it is through play that children learn best about themselves and their world, through active involvement with real materials and experiences. Imaginative play enables children to try out differentroles and act out inner feelings and new experiences in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance and in a way that respects each child's individuality and interests. Playschool teachers approach the care of young children with open minds and warm hearts and with certain basic beliefs about the preschool child. Everychild needs two things; love and respect. To believe in themselves,children need to feel that the adults around them believe in them as separate individuals with the right to form their own opinions, express their own desires, and to make their own mistakes.The Charlestown Playhouse does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, ordisability in admission or access to, or treatment in or employment in, its educational programs or activities.

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