One winter evening in 2009, a group of parents met around a kitchen table with a shared desire to provide their children with a Montessori education. Disappointed with the lack of options in Center City Philadelphia, they were energized to create a new school with an authentic Montessori learning environment, an intimate, family-oriented community, and an exceptionally qualified, professional faculty. These founding families and community supporters devoted countless hours to make this dream a reality.
In our inaugural year (2010-2011), Clementine Montessori School proudly welcomed 15 students to its first mixed-age classroom led by two Montessori certified teachers, supported by an administrative staff and a dedicated Board of Directors.
Today, the Clementine student body has tripled, necessitating the addition of two more classrooms. Our school community is now comprised of 46 students, 42 families, 12 staff members, and a variety of specialists. Our enrichment opportunities have expanded to include music, art, Spanish, and gardening. Our three Montessori primary classrooms are also complemented by our Clementine Clubs and Extended Day programs, our Montessori-inspired after school program. In the summer months, Clementine continues with our Hand in Hand parent-child program as well as Camp Clementine.
We are so excited to share Clementine Montessori School with friends and families (both old and new) this year!