Fast Facts

Get to Know Us


Founded by Aline and Gerald Wolf in 1961, our name was derived from the uniting of “Pennsylvania” and Montessori.” Penn-Mont was the first Montessori school in Pennsylvania and the third in the nation.

Learn more about the history of Penn-Mont Academy →

Our Facility

Our campus is located in Hollidaysburg (built in 2001) and spans across 5 acres. The 30,000 sq.ft, two-story school building is equipped with a library, music, art and makerspace (STEM) rooms, a multi-purpose room, astronomy tower, three level-appropriate outdoor play areas, and a 2.5 acre nature inspired outdoor classroom with trails, pavilion, summer gardens, kite field, and several play areas.

School Structure

Penn-Mont Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-sectarian, private, Montessori school governed by a Board of Trustees.

Meet our Board of Trustees →

Diversity Statement

Penn-Mont Academy believes that educational excellence requires a diverse community. We are committed to a learning environment that fosters peace, embraces diversity and encourages a diverse population.

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Enrollment & Statistics


Current enrollment is over 200 students. We accept children 6 weeks through 12 years of age.

Student / Adult Ratio –
  • Infant (6 weeks – 18 mons):  Child to adult ratio is 4:1
  • Toddler (18 – 36 months):   Student to adult ratio is 5:1
  • Preschool (3-6 years, including Kindergarten):  Student to adult ratio is 10:1
  • Elementary (1st – 6th grades):  Student to adult ratio is 12:1

Financial Assistance Distribution

Approximately 29% of students receive financial assistance through scholarships. Scholarships are available for preschool through elementary.

Special Programming Offered

Special Classes-

All school age children (Kindergarten – 6th grade) receive Art, Music, STEM/Makerspace Physical Education and Library.


All children (3 years – 12 years) receive Spanish instruction.

Before and After Care-

Before and after care is available for families with children enrolled at Penn-Mont. A yearly subscription plan is available, as well as a limited number of drop-in spots each day.

Summer Programs-

A nine-week summer enrichment program is offered.

After School Programs

Preschool After School-

Music enrichment for preschoolers is offered after regular school hours.

Elementary After School

• Chorus, Band, Orchestra  (Currently not offered due to COVID-19)
• Private Music Lessons (piano and other instruments)
• Yoga, Fencing, Arts, Crafts, Organized Games, Book Club & more! (Activities currently limited due to COVID-19)


Penn-Mont Academy Lead Teachers hold an American Montessori Society credential appropriate for the ages/levels they teach. Extensive post-graduate education in child development, Montessori curriculum and philosophy is required to be credentialed as a Montessori teacher.

Meet our Faculty Members→

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