Montgomery School

Montgomery School Photo #1 - 5th Graders work with a team of scientists from the Ruth Patrick Center for Environmental Research (a program at the Academy of Natural Sciences) to conduct an in-depth study of Pickering Creek, which runs through Montgomery School's 60-acre campus.
Montgomery School is an independent, co-educational dayschoolserving prekindergarten through grade eight in ChesterSprings,Pennsylvania.
The School is dedicated to the development of each child inmindand body through academics, fine and performing arts, andathleticsin an enriching cultural and physical environment. TheSchool isequally committed to the development of each child'scharacter, withan emphasis on integrity, respect, responsibility,and service toothers.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1915

Student Body

Total Students232 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Montgomery School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid is available
Admissions DirectorDeb Goggins
Admissions AssociateDeb Goggins


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate FrisbeeBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
SoftballUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
3D Printing Club, Aerospace Engineering, Chess Club, Coding Class, Culinary Programs, Girl Scouts of America, Junior Mechanical Engineering, Science Explorers, Video Game Design

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Lower and Middle School Choirs, Music Lessons, Musical Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports Program

School Notes

  • Since 1915, it has been Montgomery School's mission toprovideeach student with an extraordinary education in mind, body,andcharacter. Montgomery School combines awell-rounded,forward-thinking education with traditional values sograduates arenot just academically curious and engaged; they alsoare confidentand compassionate individuals who are excited aboutmaking adifference in the 21st century global community. Studentsthrivewith individual attention from exceptional, caring teachers.Fromfamily-style lunches, where students eat with faculty andstaff, tononsectarian chapels, where the entire School gathers asacommunity, students feel safe and accepted as they developtheconfidence they need for lifelong independence.
  • Montgomery School is a PreK-8 school. The PreK8 environmentisone in which students learn lifelessons-physically,intellectually, and socially-at anage-appropriate pace, which isparticularly important forpre-adolescents. The PreK8 setting givesthis age group the crucialopportunity to develop their ownlifelong identities in achallenging and nurturing environment. Bythe time students approachtheir last year on campus, they areconfident, articulate, capableleaders who are eager to take thenext step in their academicjourney. Faculty works extensively withstudents and parentsthroughout that final year so each student cangain admission to thesecondary school that best matches his or hertalents and needs.Montgomery School graduates routinely attend topsecondary schoolsand colleges.
  • Visit the campus to see the Montgomery School difference.Theclassrooms overflow with energy and enthusiasm. The buildingsarefilled with sunlight. The 60-acre campus, with its fields,streams,nature trails and pond, offers outdoor educationalopportunitiesacross all areas of the curriculum. All across thecampus-andbeyond- students are actively engaged in learning thatencourageslifelong curiosity and reflection. Families are anintegral part ofthe close-knit School community. Parents andfaculty support oneanother in an atmosphere of mutual respect togive every studentthe best possible learning experience. When youenroll your childat Montgomery School, you join a strong communitythat embraces thesame educational values that you do.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pottstown
    Grades: NS-12 | 187 students
    9.8 miles
    873 South Hanover Street
    Pottstown, PA 19465
    (610) 326-7690
    9.8 NS-12
  • Bryn Mawr
    Grades: PK-12
    17.1 miles
    814 Yarrow Street
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 525-4300
    17.1 PK-12
  • Coatesville
    Grades: NS-8 | 585 students
    10.5 miles
    2875 Manor Rd
    Coatesville, PA 19320
    (610) 384-5961
    10.5 NS-8
  • Downingtown
     St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 674 students
    7.3 miles
    340 Manor Ave
    Downingtown, PA 19335
    (610) 269-8999
    7.3 PK-8
  • Exton
    Grades: PK-8 | 302 students
    4.3 miles
    721 E Lincoln Hwy
    Exton, PA 19341
    (610) 363-6530
    4.3 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I love this school! Challenging academics, nurturing environment, excellent faculty. Love the focus on public speaking, starting at an early age. My shy daughter is so confident speaking in front of any size group, thanks to Montgomery. Amazing art, music and sports programs. The size of the school allows all students to get outside of their comfort zone and try new things; lots of opportunities for leadership roles. Love the K-8 model as it let's kids be kids longer! Great focus on character and community.
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Montgomery School has always fostered and supported our family's interests in building community and giving back, both at school and at home. Recently, we traveled to South Africa and we searched for ways to leave a gift or a piece of ourselves that would enrich our hosts` homeland. We found a school that posted its needed school supplies publicly. We quickly organized a drive and my son's classmates were incredibly generous, donating over and above our requests. We were able to take two full suitcases we delivered ourselves, along with a photo of the entire grade, each student holding their donated item. It is incredibly gratifying to know Montgomery will always hold a special place in the hearts of children and teachers half a world away. The principles of community and character are visible every day, but especially in that moment, our community made a significant contribution to another school community, and we will forever be grateful.
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