About Montessori Academy of Lancaster
The Montessori Academy was founded in 1982. Our current school facility was built in 1998 and was designed specifically for Montessori classroom needs. The Academy offers a nurturing and secure environment (in Manheim Township) on 10.5 acres of land. We have student-tended gardens and nature trails, and are surrounded by farm life. We also have a beautiful outdoor playground area designed with safety in mind for the children, which includes several playhouses with various slides and interconnected swings.
The Montessori classroom is an exciting place. It is an enriched learning environment in which your children are free to act and develop, within a disciplined structure, guided by their own inner direction. In our classrooms there are hundreds of unique self-correcting teaching materials, which are handled by the children according to their ability levels. Each class is comprised of multi-age groups which span three age levels. This allows teachers to know their students' learning styles well and also encourages a strong sense of community among children. The curriculum is a child-centered one with guidance and support from not only the teachers but from the child's fellow classmates.
The Montessori classroom is an invigorating environment that will stimulate and satisfy your children. Real projects and real life will fill their day. Your children will end each day tired but refreshed, challenged by the Montessori environment rather than fatigued by a traditional teacher-centered environment. We offer a variety of programs and schedules to fit you and your child's individual needs for ages 13 months to 6th grade with half-day, full-day, early drop-off and extended care programs. For toddlers, preschool and elementary childhood education, please call 560-0815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.