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Kennett Montessori at the YMCA

101 race street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

(610) 444-9622


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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
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Math, Language, sensorial, Science and Cultural, Practical Life, Swimming, Spanish, Yoga, Music

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers observe students and work with them based on their individual learning level.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our educational environment fosters respect, cooperation, order and choice within limits and provides children with the opportunity to build themselves to their fullest potential. The school's peaceful and non0competitive atmosphere promotes strong moral character and human values.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We send home Parent newletters weekly in each of our classes. We hold a back to school night in the Fall and a meet and greet before school begins. Two parent conferences a year are scheduled with a formal write up on each child sent home.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We suggest you get the child used to coming to the YMCA prior to school begining. We also ask that a family photo be sent in with your child that they can hold and look at as necessary.