Back to Aston Preschools

Media Children's House Montessori School

3301 Concord Rd
Aston, PA 19014

(610) 485-8950


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

More Information

  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • full stock of montessori materials
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

More Information

  • Puzzles
  • montessori math materials
Time & space more

More Information

  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

More Information

  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • entire science area
Music more

More Information

  • Musical instruments
  • montessori bells, piano
Visual arts more

More Information

  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • study of artists and their works
Physical activity more

More Information

  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Cultural studies Science Character Education Practical Life Skills Sensorial Skills Geometry/Algebra

From the Director:

The Montessori classroom enables the child to work independently and in small groups. It offers a balance of self directed activities and structure.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Children are working at their own pace. The teacher in a Montessori classroom can guide the child in developing stong areas and focusing on areas that need improvement. The teacher is the facilator.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Media Children's House offers an environment in which children learn at their own pace and develop a true love of learning. Grace and courtesy, character education and mentoring programs guide students to become future leaders full of confidence and determinaton.

A Typical Day

Students work in multi-aged classrooms. The mornings revolve around individualized lessons and small group work. Afternoons are dedicated to specials such as gym, music, library, spanish/sign language, science and cultural studies.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to attend parent workshops, assist in the classrooms, volunteer for school activities, lunches and field trips. Parent teacher conferences are held in the fall and reports are distributed 2 times per year. Parents are always welcome to observe in the classrooms. Formal observations are held in March.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Anxiety arises in both childdren and adults at the beginning of the year. Parents may call the school to check in.