Penn-Mont Academy – Celebrating 60 Years of Montessori Education  1961 – 2021

In 1961 Aline and Gerald Wolf wanted to open a Montessori school in the area.  They set out to learn more about this method of education and soon organized a Montessori teacher training.  Penn-Mont Academy, first known as the  “Wolf Academy” began out of their home.  Today, after a name change, several building changes, and a newly constructed school dedicated in 2001, “Penn-Mont Academy” is celebrating 60 years of Montessori education.  Did you know that Penn-Mont was the first Montessori school in Pennsylvania and the third in the nation!?!

Enjoy the pictures from our August 28th event!

60th Celebration at Winsome Stables

Alumni Happy Hour!

Our celebration began Friday evening, August 27th with an Alumni Happy Hour held at the Boro in Hollidaysburg.   Our alumni event was hosted by Penn-Mont alumni Emily and Natalie Myers.  Thank you girls!!  Also, thank you to all in attendance.  We are certain you had a wonderful time!

A Family Fun Morning

Our celebration continued on Saturday morning, August 28th, from 10am to noon with a family fun event!  Over 100 in attendance had fund with games and other activities held in our outdoor classroom.  Thank you to BrainFreezerz for being onsite.  It was quite the hit and just the right element for a hot, muggy morning!

60th Celebration at Winsome Stables

Our celebration culminated as we gathered Saturday evening, August 28th from 5-9pm for an adult event at Winsome Stables.   Parents, staff and friends of Penn-Mont, came together to connect and celebrate our wonderful school!  A HUGE thank you to Denny DeGol and family for hosting our event on their beautiful property!!

Food trucks were onsite (Doug’s Dawgs, Roots, The Rotating Chef) to provide scrumptious eating throughout the evening.  A variety of beers were available from Levity Brewing, as well as wine and spirits served by our bartender Timmy C.  Live entertainment was provided by Alyssa Hankey and Michelle Barnes.   Local artist Pam Etters worked with those in attendance to create a new mural for the school.  (Students will also be involved with the completion of the project)

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