Board of Directors

Letter from Ana DaCosta, Board President

Dear MCHVF Families,

Welcome to the 2019/20 school year at Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge!  On behalf of the Board of Directors, we hope you had a great summer and are excited to welcome you back to school.  For new parents, we hope last week’s transition went smoothly for your child and that they are enjoying school so far.  My oldest son Nico graduated three years ago from MCHVF and my youngest Alex is in Pre-K here and absolutely loves going to school every day.    

There are several events coming up that I encourage you to attend – not only are they great fun but they are opportunities to get to know our parent and staff community.  The Parent’s Welcome Party will be held at La Cabra Brewing in Berwyn on Saturday, September 21, and is sure to be a fun night. Family Pizza Night is on September 26 and our annual trip to Yaeger’s Farm is on October 4.  I look forward to meeting more new parents and families at these events in the next few weeks.

This year, we welcome our very own Jessica DiMartini to the position of Head of School at MCHVF. While Mrs. Jess is new to this role, she is certainly not new to the MCHVF community and our announcement last year of her appointment was met with great enthusiasm by parents and staff alike.  The Board has already been working with Mrs. Jess for several months are we are very excited to continue to work together to make MCHVF the incredible place that it is. 

As a non-profit school, we depend on our two main fundraising efforts- the Annual Giving Campaign and the Spring Fling – to keep the school running smoothly and to provide special projects to our students that tuition doesn’t cover.  Please be on the lookout for the Annual Giving Brochure which will be sent out in the next few weeks.  Your continued support and generosity is deeply appreciated.

We are extremely grateful to the teachers and administration who work tirelessly to make MCHVF such a wonderful school.  The dedication they bring every day to caring for and guiding our children is truly remarkable. I also want to thank the parents who volunteer for classroom activities and fundraising events.  And a big thank you goes out to the MCHVF Board of Directors – Anthony D’Alessandro, Anne Lenehan-Woodcock, Patrick Conlin, Carolyn Washburn, Nemo Perera, Greg Grimm, Kathy Justi and Jackie Leck.  Your support is truly appreciated.  

Here’s to a great year!


Ana DaCosta,
Board President

Board Members

  • Patrick Conlin
  • Anthony D’Alessandro
  • Gregg Grimm
  • Martin Highley
  • Kathy Justi
  • Jaclyn Leck
  • Stephanie McAleer
  • Andrew Owen
  • Nemo Perera
  • Anne Woodcock

Planning a Visit?

We look forward to sharing our beautiful campus and school with you. Please call 610-783-0110 during business hours, or contact us via our request form.