The Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge is a strong cohesive community of children, teachers, board members & parents who strive for one common goal – to provide a nurturing Montessori environment where students are encouraged to become independent and curious learners and more importantly, kind and responsible citizens.
MCHVF develops the whole child by meeting each child’s individual needs in a hands-on, multi-sensory environment. We offer an extraordinary Montessori education delivered by nurturing teachers in beautiful Valley Forge Historic National Park. Our mission is to cultivate the innate love of learning and respect that young children have for themselves, their peers, and their environment in order to help them prepare for a life of integrity, academic accomplishment and purpose.
Due to our location within a National Park, MCHVF fosters a partnership with the Park’s education department. This helps expand our curriculum to include the eco-system of the park and lessons on environmental conservation. Our work with the Park ties in beautifully with what Maria Montessori desired for the young child as well; to be care takers of the world around them. We strive to “follow the child” in the way Maria Montessori intended so our students can become well adapted individuals, ready to take a positive and impactful position in the world.
Another area that sets our school apart is the unique role of the parents. Whether as Board members or as volunteers, their commitment to this incredible school has always been extraordinary and extremely important to its success. Since 1963, the governance and care of the school has been passed from generation to generation of dedicated parents and board members.
We invite you to visit this truly special place and we hope that your family will become a part of our family.