Montessori Development Center

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  • At Montessori Development Center, we pride ourselves on letting children be children, without the distraction of computers or televisions.
  • Even on the playground, there is no violent play or references to television characters.
  • Montessori education does not end with the preschool experience.
  • It continues into the child's elementary and often adolescent-years, constantly building upon itself to change with the changing developmental needs of the child.
  • Maria Montessori wrote "human consciousness comes into the world as a flaming ball of imagination." A child's imagination provides the mental impetus for exploration of the universe. Montessori elementary education speaks to a child's imagination and launches a lifelong voyage of discovery.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedWe accept all children no matter what their learning differences. Because our program is an individual based program children can learn and develop at their own pace.
Year Founded27

Student Body

Total Students30 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Montessori Development Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorMary Sharer
Admissions AssociateHeather Rollins Guli

School Notes

  • At Montessori Development Center, we pride ourselves on letting children be children, without the distraction of computers or televisions. Even on the playground, there is no violent play or references to television characters. Montessori education does not end with the preschool experience. It continues into the child's elementary and often adolescent-years, constantly building upon itself to change with the changing developmental needs of the child. Maria Montessori wrote "human consciousness comes into the world as a flaming ball of imagination." A child's imagination provides the mental impetus for exploration of the universe. Montessori elementary education speaks to a child's imagination and launches a lifelong voyage of discovery.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lahaska
    Grades: K-8 | 141 students
    5.4 miles
    5684 York Road
    Lahaska, PA 18931
    (215)794-7491
    5.4 K-8
    141
  • New Hope
    Grades: K-9 | 149 students
    9.4 miles
    1 Riverstone Cir
    New Hope, PA 18938
    (215)862-2075
    9.4 K-9
    149
  • Newtown
     St. Andrew School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 709 students
    10.1 miles
    51 Wrights Rd
    Newtown, PA 18940
    (215)968-2685
    10.1 PK-8
    709

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
MDC has been a wonderful school for our daughter, combining the perfect blend of guidance and self-exploration. Compared to our experience with other child-care/pre-k schools, there is a significantly higher level of professionalism to the education and a great emphasis on respect for fellow students. It has also been wonderful to see how the older students show great care and leadership to the younger children.
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5  
All of my children have gone through MDC and thrived because of it. The teachers are simply wonderful and the MDC education has more than prepared them for 1st grade and beyond. I highly recommend this school without any reservations!
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5  
MDC has been an extremely positive force in the education of my 4 children that have gone there. It has fostered a love of learning that they carry with them to the public school. This translates to not having to battle over homework every night. They know what to do and they do it without crying for help or asking me to figure it out for them. Also, they have been prepared so well academically. They receive highly individualized attention, which allows them to progress at their own speed. They have been challenged at MDC. Another benefit is that this program has taught them to respect people, use their manners, clean up after themselves, and not to engage in violent behaviour. MDC has also helped to identify any areas that my children might need extra help or attention. This has enabled us to address those challenges early on before they start 1st grade.
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