About Beginnings Montessori School

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About Beginnings Montessori School

Beginnings Montessori Getting Started

Beginnings Montessori School was founded in 1978, by a group of interested educators, themselves parents of preschool children. The founders, Mr. and Mrs. John August, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Gaston, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barry, Mr. Peter Erwin and Mr. W. Larry Brauer, chose to bring the Montessori method of preschool and kindergarten teaching to the tri-state area and based much of the school curriculum and philosophy for learning on what Maria Montessori discovered. Rather than adhering rigidly to one approach, the school has incorporated other teaching techniques and materials that enhance the child’s learning. We learn from our children what they need and we grow and change according to these observations.

Beginnings operates under the direction of the Allegheny Association for Childhood Education, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funding for the school comes from tuition, fund-raising, gifts and donations. Gifts to the school are tax deductible.

The ultimate authority is the elected Board of Directors.

If you’d like to learn more about Montessori education, please visit our “What is Montessori School?” page for content and videos. Beginnings Montessori school offers a PreschoolKindergarten, and Elementary programs. Contact us at 301-722-2220 to take a tour or talk to a currently enrolled family about the benefits of a Montessori education. When you are ready to apply, please fill out our online registration form.