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Keystone Montessori

3731 William Penn Hwy, Suite 100
Murrysville, PA 15668

Phone:
(724) 733-1015

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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
Language       more

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

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Montessori. Geography. Peace education.

From the Director:

Montessori philosophy in a calm, relaxing, peaceful, encouraging and loving environment. Based on each individual child's level.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

One-on-one instruction. Team teaching. With other children. In groups.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

MONTESSORI based philosophy where children get involved hands-on with materials in Language, Math, Art, Pratical life, geography, science, through the sensory system and large muscle. Either one-on-one with a teacher, alone, or with a peer. All advancing their knowledge of the world around them in a calm and peaceful environment.

A Typical Day

Children are welcomed by teachers, they choose their work, open work period for 2 hours (alone, with teacher one-on-one, or with peers), gym, snack, circle time.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Go on field trips

Modes of Communication

  • Email

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We encourage parents to talk with their child and stay with them in the classroom as long as they need to.
We also do not advocate sneaking away while the child is not looking. This does not honor the light of the child and only makes the child more anxious.