It takes a lot of love & commitment to develop smart, happy and inspired children, something the Centre Square Montessori School has been doing from 1975 to 2016.
Centre Square Montessori Schoolhouse has developed a school you can entrust your children to. We invite you to reach out and get to know why we are a leader in the Montessori School Community.
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How did Centre Square Montessori School come about?
- 1960 Determined to have her own school
- 1966 Graduates from Mount Saint Joseph Academy
- 1966 Enters Chestnut Hill College
- 1968 Switches to West Chester University
- 1969 First sees a Montessori School at Raven Hill
- 1970 Graduates from West Chester University with BS in Education
- 1970 Enters Philadelphia Institute of Montessori
- 1971 Graduates with an AMI degree from Phila Institute of Montessori
- 1971 Sept – teaches in a parent run school – not satisfied
- 1972 Sept – Patricia McNicholas starts CSMS called Happy Hours Montessori at Olivet Church
- Patricia McNicholas’s Dream of having a RED Centre Square Montessori Schoolhouse Happens
- 1975 Patricia builds three room red schoolhouse at current location called Centre Square Montessori Schoolhouse
- 1978 Green Room was added
- 1988 Purple Room, Foyer and office were added
- 1990 Patricia purchased neighboring property Started using current infant room
- 1991 Cottage was built as a residence
- 1992 First floor of elementary building used for classes
- 1995 Major renovations to elementary building
- 1999 Addition built for Kindergarten
- 2005 Patricia purchased 1755 Skippack for future expansion