Welcome to Philly Montessori!

Thank you for your interest in Philly Montessori! We are so grateful for your desire to learn more about our school. Philly Montessori is a Spanish Bilingual Montessori micro-school, designed for children 18 months to 6 years old. Our beautiful school building is centrally located at 601 Christian Street, where the Queen’s Village, Bella Vista, and Society Hill Neighborhoods intersect. Inspired by the very first Montessori school, Il Casa Dei Bambini (The Children’s House), our inviting schoolhouse provides a secure and inspiring home-away-from-home for the children and families that we serve.

We are the only Spanish Bilingual Montessori school in center city Philadelphia, and all of our programs are led by experienced, Montessori certified guides. Our school is intentionally designed as a micro-school in order to provide a highly personalized educational setting for each child that we serve. By scaling down the size of our student body, our school truly feels like a house that is created just for children. Students in a Philly Montessori classroom have complete access to the entire campus- including fully equipped Montessori classrooms, an indoor gym, and an urban garden. Our classroom teachers also serve as school administrators, which allows for them to more nimbly and aptly make programmatic decisions that respond to each unique group of students that they serve. By cutting out the traditional role of administrators, teachers and parents  have direct communication on a daily basis, leading to strong and trusting relationships. Throughout the year, parents in the primary class are welcomed into the classroom, to observe, participate, or even share their own hobbies or passions with our school community.

We hope that the information provided on this website will answer many of the questions you may have about who we are, what makes our school unique, and how you can join our community. Should you have any questions at all, we welcome you to contact us through email at info@phillymontessori.com.

We look forward to connecting with you soon!


Sheila Akhavein, M.A

Founder and Lead Teacher

From Our Blog

Play is the work of childhood
~ Maria Montessori