Founded in 1969, Bala House Montessori is a unique, vibrant, and diverse community. Each day young children bring distinctive gifts and boundless curiosity into their classrooms; parents give time, talent, and support; teachers cultivate a caring and nurturing learning environment where preschool and kindergarten children are respected, the curriculum is challenging, and classrooms are welcoming and peaceful.
These founding principles of respect, challenge and peacefulness are an integral part of our mission today and have guided administrators and teachers as they have shaped Bala House over the years. In addition to teaching traditional Montessori elements in child-centered classrooms, staff model and teach positive social skills and caring values. Our diverse community encourages children to discover themselves as individuals and explore the larger world around them; our strong school-family relationships have contributed to the development of a very special learning community.
Bala House Montessori is licensed by The Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools and the Office of Child Development (formerly called The Department of Public Welfare). Bala House has a full license with the American Montessori Society.
At Bala House Montessori, young children discover themselves as creative, independent learners in a diverse, supportive Montessori environment.
Bala House Montessori occupies a new, state of the art facility adjacent to St. Asaph’s Episcopal Church at the intersection of Conshocken State Road and St. Asaph’s Road in Bala Cynwyd. Bala House offers programs for children 3 to 6 years old living in the greater Philadelphia area, including Lower Merion / Main Line (Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne, Merion, Merion Station, Narberth, Penn Valley, Villanova, and Gladwyne), Montgomery County, Delaware County, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.