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PK-8
Private
Chester Springs, PA
Students enrolled: 266
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1141 Kimberton Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425

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(610) 827-7222
(610) 827-7639
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February 21, 2014
Our family started at Montgomery in the fall of 2009 and currently have children in 3rd grade and K. What I like most about this school is that my children are waiting by the door in the morning excited and ready to start another day at Montgomery! The teachers and faculty clearly do things with passion here and it sure is contagious. There is such a perfect balance of academics, arts, sports and community. We could not imagine being at another school and so so happy to be party of the Mongtomery 'Family'.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2014
I cant believe most of these comments. Our two kids graduated 4 and 6 years ago. They both attended great Main Line Private schools. I could cry at the difference between what my kids could have achieved and experienced that they did not at this small school. NEWCOMERS, check out the excellent schools in the area before settling.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
Our children started at Montgomery in 6th and 5th grades. It has been an excellent move for our children, with wonderful teachers and activities. We like the small class sizes and individual attention. The teachers care about each student and develop deep relationships with them. Students are encouraged to try new sports, different instruments in music class, and new mediums in art class. The science curriculum encourages active participation and experimentation. We are pleased we found Montgomery School!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2014
I could not say better things about The Montgomery School. I am a parent of a fourth grader (2013/2014 school year). We started in second grade after my daughter complained of being bored in her public school and not showing to be the engaged, highly personable, dynamic girl at school as she was at home. My daughter wasn't interested in going to school and I knew she would lose her interest in learning if I didn't make a change. I was hoping an independent school, with smaller class sizes and more individual attention, was the answer. As soon as second grade started at Montgomery, my daughter instantly became the same girl I experienced at home. She loves school so much and is so engaged again in learning (which is fun and SHOULD be fun for children) that the last day of school in June has been her saddest day. She honestly does not want the school year to end and eagerly waits all summer for the first day of school. The aspect at Montgomery that I had not anticipated to have such a positive effect on her too was the students participation in weekly chapels. She has spoken in front of an audience with great enthusiasm and ability that I know will be indispensable to her future.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2013
Hi, I am a recent grad of Montgomery School who went there for eight years. I am writing this comment in response to a one star review posted that mentions "a history teacher that makes it up". I do not know who you are, but I can assure anyone who may be reading these reviews that the person who wrote about the history teacher is completely and utterly misinformed, and lacks a true understanding about what goes on in the wonderful middle school history classroom. This history teacher knows more about history than pretty much everyone I have met. In the classroom the students are encouraged to have open discussions about whatever topics we are covering and this truly enriches the students knowledge of the subject. It is not just history we learn in the class, we also learn how to debate a topic and how to write convincing statements to prove what we are trying to prove. This history teacher also makes bonds with all of her students and is very involved with them in an extremely positive way. I am currently at The Haverford School in Haverford Pa, and although the history classes there are great, they just cannot compare to the classes I had at Montgomery School.

- submitted by a community member
December 09, 2013
Our son is attending his second year of middle school at the Montgomery School. We moved him there after 5th grade, and it was the best decision we ever made. The opportunities that Montgomery provides the students are endless. My son is excelling academically, athletically, artistically and socially. Each student is encouraged by teachers, and supported by students, to try new things and to extend themselves beyond their comfort level. Within the two years our son has been at Montgomery, we have seen his self confidence and self esteem soar. It is a school that provides so much more than just challenging academics. It is a safe and enjoyable environment, where each aspect of a child is developed (mind, body and character), and supports a child's transition into a strong, confident and well-rounded young adult. Each day that my son comes home, I ask...."How was your day?", and each and every day, he responds enthusiastically with "Great!". We could not be happier at the Montgomery School.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2013
My daughter has been at Montgomery School since Pre-K. She is now in 3rd grade. The education she is receiving is exceptional! The teachers are all so experienced and truly dedicated to their students overall growth and development. The small size classes are also a huge plus in giving each child extra attention to excel! At Montgomery School, there are opportunities for growth outside the classroom which are a wonderful way for my daughter to try new things - from after school enrichment classes, to trying a new sport, and various volunteering opportunities to give back to the community. I think the combination of the strong academics combined with the opportunity for growth outside the classroom help develop a well rounded child. This is what we were looking for in a school, and what Montgomery School is giving to our daughter.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2013
My son has been at Montgomery for 7 yrs. They have educated him in mind, body and spirit. The teachers have taken personal interest in each child. I quite often get an email from my sons teacher about a funny antidote, a compliment or a suggestion on how to improve his experience. They are always looking to use cutting edge technology that challenges me, but I know this is the world my son will inherit. The best accomplishment of this school .... is my son has a love of learning.... Quite simply the best investment I have ever made.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2013
Our son is in his second year at Montgomery School after starting out in 6th grade last year, and we can honestly say that moving him from our public school system to Montgomery was the absolute best decision we have ever made in regards to our son's education. The teachers are amazing at bringing the best out of each student, and I have yet to find a teacher, or any member of the staff/faculty/administration that does not LOVE their job, and the students they mold every day. Montgomery School is truly developing well-rounded students by focusing on mind, body, and character!

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2013
My daughter has been at Montgomery for 10 years now (Pre-School through 7th Grade). We couldn't be any happier with the experience. Outstanding teachers, a challenging curriculum, and a "Community" that nurtures the children. They live up to their motto of developing MIND, BODY, and CHARACTER.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Montgomery School provides an education that is extraordinary. The teachers are exceptional and the parent community is deeply involved. My oldest was accepted at Episcopal, Exeter, Hotchkiss, and Baldwin. They have been challenged academically, have had exceptional success in athletics and discovered that they had wonderful artistic abilities. My youngest son has had exceptional success in athletics and competes in soccer and lacrosse with strong club programs. His favorite teams are his Mongtomery teams. The science program is off the charts in its success. Two eighth graders recently placed third in a national solar car contest. One student was a two time national semi-finalist in a national Science Fair. If your children's education is important to you, Montgomery is the place for you. Continuing through eighth grade is the key. Students who leave early do not see the success that graduates do. Check out the alumni who go on to be presidents, captains, and other leaders of prestigious Main Line Schools. Montgomery School is worth every penny. It has been a true investment in the success of my children.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
Montgomery School is by far, the most amazing school in all of Chester County. My children (all three of them) are thriving at this impressive school.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
Montgomery School is second to none. A fantastic school that develops then whole child by embracing the world around them to inspire each child to learn and preparing them for a successful future. We have 3 children. Our oldest has been attending Montgomery for 6 years, our 2nd child for 2 years, and our 3rd will start next year. I am a product of 12 years in a private school starting in Chester Country with my last two years of high school on the main line. When we looked for a school for our children, my alma maters seemed to be obvious choice. However, Montgomery impressed us so much, that we are now sending all 3 of our children there for the entire curriculum. The teachers and staff are passionate about education and take personal interest in each child to ensure that they are growing and learning. The program at Montgomery is also very unique in that it is constantly embracing how the world changes and preparing students for the rapidly changing times ahead. I can not say enough great things about Montgomery. It may not be for everyone, but it is for families who want their children to be well rounded individuals prepared for success in academics, character, and life.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2012
My child didn't enjoy kindergarten was too strict, Plus you pay so much money and they ask for donations like every month.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
Our 2 daughters have completed their first year at the school and are headed back again, 1 in elementary and 1 in middle school. One of the concerns we had was making friends early. This was not a concern very long as they both were accepted and formed great friendships throughout the year. Not only were they being challenged academically but they got individual attention from their teachers when they needed it. We look forward to another year and most of all, so do they!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2011
Montgomery School is wonderful! My wife and I chose this school for our daughter when she was entering Kindergarten because we knew other families in the Montgomery School community and we were attracted to the personal attention that each child seemed to receive there. We love that Montgomery only goes through 8th grade because it makes sense for us that young children are not being educated in the same environment as high schoolers. The 8th graders at Montgomery are really impressive as leaders of the school! I have no idea who some of the previous posters were talking about when they described the Head of School and the Head of Lower School. You will not meet two more caring people than Kevin Conklin or Susan Marotta. From what I have seen, the seem to know each child at Montgomery (as well as their parents) quite well. I understand that Montgomery alums have gone on to The Hill School, Episcopal, Baldwin, Haverford, Shipley, Westtown and Agnes Irwin. I look forward to my daughter having such a wide range of high school choices and I am confident that Montgomery is preparing her well for that time.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
we could not have been more disatisfied with this school. Our two daughters attended the lower school but we moved them in sixth grade to a more rigorous private school in the Phila area. the school DOES NOT have a good reputation ( according to many of the middle and high school guidance counselors).....if you dont mind paying top dollar for a glorified Goddard school...then go ahead, but if you want to build on a great school with a well respected education, then stay away. A lot of fluff and no substance. I heard it isnt doing well and may close.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2011
The school has a nurturing environment focused on character building and individualized attention to each child. My child started in 3rd grade and has blossomed into a confident public speaker and young person. Prior to attending Montgomery my child was extremely shy and would not ask questions or speak to adults unless pressed. The quality of education is much higher, more diverse, and provides a much richer curriculum than public schools in the area. There is a high tuition price for this richness in curriculum. Montgomery has a rich arts program and lots of extracurricular choices. After reading the post from the former bitter student who struggled socially, I agree that such a small # of kids does not do justice to the "quirky" kid or the kid who does not fit within "the box." If your child struggles socially, a larger public school that has more support systems in place to address these issues would be better. The school would be wise to consider how it could serve this population. If it wasn't for this and the extremely high tuition ($21,500 for 11-12 elementary school!), we would give it 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2010
I have been a grandparent of five Montgomery School children over the past 10 years. As I have visited the classrooms on Grandparents and Special Friends' Day, I have seen the wonderful interaction between the individual students and the teachers. One can observe the challenging topics and means of presentation. Add this to the general love of learning ambience and one has the perfect academic setting.

- submitted by a community member
December 17, 2010
We have been in the Montgomery "family" now for 5 years, having started with our oldest in the Preschool program. Both of our girls (now a second grader and a Kindergartener) really feel like they are integral part of a school "family". Mr. Conklin is a strong leader with an open, caring, genuine style.The atmosphere at Montgomery encourages strong character, confidence, self-expression, and responsibility. Academically, Montgomery shines in nurturing any areas for growth, while challenging and developing our children's strong suits. Teachers set the bar high for their students in terms of expectations, but the small teacher-student ratio allows them to fully and personally know our children and maximize their potential. I can honestly say I have always felt Montgomery cares deeply for my children and their futures. Montgomery is a rare gem. We feel lucky sending our children there.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
We love the school and so do our daughters. We have two girls, 4th grade and first grade and they don't want to miss a single day of school. We have loved all the teachers. Mr Conklin, the school Headmaster is very approachable, believes in open door communications, firm believer in diversity and knows all kids by their names. The small class size really helps the teachers to get to know all the kids and work one-one-one with them. We couldn't have asked for more.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
The Montgomery School has truly been a treasure for our family. When we first took a look at Montgomery, we knew right away that this was the school for our child. We wanted a school that not only emphasized a strong academic program, but also a caring nuturing environment that deals with the whole child (mind, body and character). Our child is thriving, and as parents, we take responsibility to work with the school in a supportive environment to ensure our child's success. What I love most about the school is its emphasis on community development, and as parents, having a voice in the decisions that the school makes. For example, as a working parent, we needed an afterschool program because we do not get off work until school is over. As an involved parent, I expressed this need to the school and not only did they create an afterschool program, but also provides an outstanding enrichment program for our children to enhance their academic and recreational skills. Thank you Montgomery for being the kind of school that not only advertises its mission, but enacts it in every facet of the school's environment.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
As a concerned parent of the Montgomery School Community I am dismayed by the the negative posting in July. My child has been at Montgomery for 7 years and I can attest that 1Star's review could not be further off the mark--as is plainly evident from the rest of the reviews posted on this fantastic school. The headmaster is very involved with each and every child who walks this campus. He addresses them by name, sits in their classrooms, mingles with them in the halls and celebrates their achievements in assemblies. The faculty are comprised of well-qualified, thoughtful and caring professionals who endeavor to nurture each child's individuality while fostering the tenets of the school: a commitment to equally developing their mind, body, character. In these fundamental underpinnings of each child's education, they are afforded the opportunity to use their ability to face successes and challenges--with strength of character. My parting thought is that 1Star could have surely benefitted from a school experience like Montgomery School offers, to learn to appropriately address challenges --with strength of character.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
We have four in the lower school and the small class size, outstanding staff and character building environment have contributed to each child honing individual talents while developing impressive academic and social skills. Can't say enough positive things about this gem of a school!

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
This was one of the best decisions my husband and I ever made. Our two boys absolutely love it here and they are developing into well-rounded, strong, confident boys. We are impressed with their ability to speak in front of a room full of adults, as well as their peers. The small class sizes and nurturing, caring teachers, who KNOW your child is amazing. We consider this our best investment yet!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2010
Worth every penny! Top-notch academics. Emphasis on community and character education. This is a wonderful private school in Chester Springs on a gorgeous campus. The school ends in 8th grade which was new to me at first, but as my kids progressed through I saw how much sense this makes. I love that the kids didn't have the pressures of high school students to distract them, and it gave them the opportunities to be leaders of the school and the top of the heap. The teachers here, and really everyone in the community, know every child...well. And that is the kind of educational environment that I wanted. They are really advanced in technology, and teach the kids how to use these tools responsibly. The school is just as focused on character education as academics, their theme is educating children in mind, body and character. With two kids going through the school, I was worried I wouldn't be able to afford it but the head master works with families to provide financial aid grants, this cut our tuition payments practically in half! Apparently lots of families get this aid, who knew?! Visit the school, and be prepared to fall in love with it!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2010
In addition to receiving a challenging academic schedule, my child has also become a very socially aware person with great self-esteem. The curriculum is aggressive and has captured my daughter's interest and has fostered a love of learning. In addition, the Chapel program has been inspiring for both myself and my daughter. I would recommend the Montgomery School to all!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2010
My daugher entered Montgomery School when it had a program for 3 year olds and is now in the fourth grade. The school has been amazing for her, and for us. She was a shy little girl when she started, but at Montgomery, every faculty member knows your child, their quirks and what makes them tick and helps them to develop into strong individuals. Through the amazing experiences afforded her year after year--shehas become a confident child, mature student, caring friend, empathetic mentor, and community volunteer! There is no better experience than Montgomery!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2010
Mind, Body & Character are the areas of focus for this independent co-ed pre-k through 8th grade gem in beautiful Chester County, PA. My 2 children are blossoming academically, socially, and emotionally as they are nurtured by caring educators. The curriculum has evolved over the past few years into an integrated approach to learning. Good citizenship and community service are valued along with hands-on learning that inspires curiosity. And the class size is small! This lends itself to open communication between teachers and parents. I feel that my children are appropriately challenged academically and are given unique life experiences........my 2nd grader can confidentally speak in front of the 290+ student body. I recommend this school wholeheartedly.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2010
My daughter has gone to the Montgomery School since kindergarten and I have to say the experience for her and us has been both rewarding and inspirational. The school values each child individually and nurtures them in a fantastic manner. There is a great concentration on community service and just being kind to others. Her academic progress is astounding, as compared to her older sister who went all through the area public school. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is considering an alternative to publication education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Montgomery School is an independent, co-educational day school serving prekindergarten through grade eight in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. The School is dedicated to the development of each child in mind and body through academics, fine and performing arts, and athletics in an enriching cultural and physical environment. The School is equally committed to the development of each child's character, with an emphasis on integrity, respect, responsibility, and service to others.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2010
This school was a total travesty. Beware of one single unqualified teacher responsible for multiple continuous years of middle school education. A headmaster not interested in the children.(But very interested in the parents' money) Math definitely is a weak point but any parent with a brain will have to grit their teeth dealing with what passes for history education in the upper grades. Considering the tuition, one would think they could hire a teacher who actually knows history and doesn't make it up.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
My daughter started in the Prekindergarten program at Montgomery this year, and I look forward to nine more years of academic bliss. The amazing PreK program can not be compared to any in the area. Not only does she have a fabulous classroom teacher and assistant, but she is privileged enough to have classes with the other teachers, who are experts in their field - gym, computer, library, Spanish, science, art and music. She is bursting with self-esteem and confidence in all of these areas. The school has never stopped feeding her curiosity for learning more. Montgomery has surpassed our every expectation.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
My daughter is a first grader at Montgomery School and my husband and I could not be more pleased with the education that she is receiving there. Not only is the school academically challenging, it is a really nurturing place for the students. The warmth of the faculty and staff is something that you notice immediately when you first visit the campus and the kids really respond to it. The campus is beautiful and there is much emphasis on learning and playing in the outdoors. The class sizes are small and I feel that my daughter has been able to flourish in that type of intimate environment. This school has been an excellent choice for our family.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
Montgomery School has been a great choice for all three of our children. We loved it when we started 8 years ago and have watched it get better and better. The teachers are competent, caring and responsive. The chapel program gives students the opportunity to develop public speaking skills and provides a forum for character development. I also love the family style lunches and the emphasis on getting the kids outside. It is a really great place for your children to grow up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 23, 2010
Five years ago my husband and I relocated from Boston and enrolled our two daughters, then age 5 and 9, in Montgomery School. The transition was a smooth one for them and for our family. The community is warm and welcoming and enabled us all to make friends quickly and feel a part of our children's school. Both of my children have been challenged academically, yet have been balanced by an emphasis on character development and healthy collaboration and competition, whether on the athletic field or in the school musical. My older daughter is graduating this spring as a confident young lady ready to tackle the challenge of high school. This is truly a gem in Chester County that is true to its mission of educating children in mind, body and character.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 12, 2010
Montgomery School is a truly special place. When we began looking for a school 6 years ago for my daughter, I came upon Montgomery School. When I read the school's mission statement I immediately began to cry and felt that this could be the place for my daughter. My daughter is now in 5th grade and my son in 2nd grade. I have watched my children grow in so many ways. Their academic confidence and instilled work ethic is truly staggering and the joy they get from going to school and telling me about what they do each day is truly all I could ask for as a parent. I say to friends that I wonder who I would be today had I been given the opportunity to learn in such a nurturing and loving environment. It was literally the best decision and investment that we have ever made.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
I am a parent of a current 2nd grade student and I would highly recommend the Montgomery School to any family looking for an environment where students are actively engaged in learning. The faculty encourage creativity and participation in the classroom, on stage and on the playing field, and my son's confidence has grown in all of these areas. The community encourages parental involvement, and welcomes families on campus. I feel connected to my child's teachers and know that I have a strong sense of what is going on in his classroom on a daily basis. Finally, the School's mission- to be committed to the development of each child's character- sets them apart from other school settings. I know that the values that are important to my family, such as respect and responsibility, will be reinforced as he goes through his day.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
My boys attended this school from kindergarten through the 8th grade. My eldest is now a 10th grader at another private school and his transition there was a smooth one. My youngest will be graduating from Montgomery School this spring. Both boys have been very well prepared academically and have had the attention and guidance that only a small school, with small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios can provide. My expectations for their respective educational experiences in their elementary years have been exceeded. I expected the school to offer the highest caliber academically, but what my husband and I sought early on was an environment for the boys where they would develop a strong sense of themselves, who they were and how they fit into their respective communities. We sought a school that would support us as we tried to raise confident, caring young people. This school delivered!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 29, 2009
This school is generally competent in its academic preparations. But if you don't want your kid to turn out a socially handicapped, easily overwhelmed child with an air of entitlement, i would avoid this school like the plague. My experience there left me angry and bitter at my classmates. This was eventually resolved but i wasted the better years of my childhood being angry and bitter. The experience eventually got so bad that i pulled out and went to Westtown. In the end this school is socially suffocating because of its extremely small size. My reccomendation as a former student is to find a bigger school where your kid will have a wide choice of who he wants to be friends with instead of being pigeon holed into fitting in with the staggeringly small social group at this school

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April 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2004
The School is a truly nurtuing environment. Your child is given individual attention by knowledgable and caring teachers. The school assures that your child is educated academically and spiritually. The Head of School has taken the School to a new and higher level. The students are well prepared for upper school and life's challenges.

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Montgomery School
1141 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs, PA  19425
(610) 827-7222
Last modified Montgomery School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Montgomery School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top