Penn-Mont Academy, founded in 1961, is a private, non-profit, Montessori school serving approximately 250 students ages 18 months through 12 years. In addition to the school year, Camp Montessori is offered during the summer. Additionally, Penn-Mont operates a Children’s House (Preschool and Kindergarten) classroom on the campus of Penn State Altoona.
Penn-Mont Academy is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s State Board of Private Academic Schools, the Pennsylvania State Department of Human Services and is accredited by the Middle States Association of College and Schools and the American Montessori Society (AMS).
Penn-Mont Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in the administration of its admissions and educational policies, financial aid programs, athletics or other school-administered programs, or in regard to the terms and conditions of employment of its staff. This statement applies to all students, parents, and employees of the school.
Penn-Mont Academy supports an educational environment that recognizes diversity in all of its forms, including diversity of cultures, learning styles, gender expression, ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientation, religions, and world views. We welcome diversity and actively work toward building a diverse and inclusive community. We strive to create an environment that fosters peace and encourages the understanding of common human needs across different places, times, and people. We oppose discrimination and are committed to fostering trust by eliminating bias and by sustaining diversity consciousness in our hiring practices, admission process, committee composition, diversity training, and community activities.
In living our School mission, we acknowledge and respect individual differences. By promoting sensitivity to and celebration of differences among people, we help our children learn important values and become thoughtful, responsible students of the School and the world around them.
Penn-Mont Academy belongs to a network of Montessori and Early Childhood Education associations.