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, and we look forward to connecting with you in the coming months as we begin to get to know one another and create a wonderful community of children, parents, and teachers. 

Philly Montessori is a brand new Spanish Bilingual Montessori micro-school, designed for children 18 months to 6 years old. Our beautiful school building is currently under construction, and  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 will provide a secure and inspiring home-away-from-home for the children and families that we serve.

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 will truly feel like a house that is created just for children. Students in a Philly Montessori classroom will have complete access to the entire campus- including a fully equipped Montessori classroom, an indoor gym, an urban garden, and an art studio. Our classroom teachers will also serve as school administrators, which will allow 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 will have direct communication on a daily basis, leading to strong and trusting relationships. Throughout the year, parents will be 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, info@phillymontessori.com or by phone (215) 563-7345.

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