Montessori Education

The mission of The New School of Lancaster is to facilitate the unfolding of each child’s unique potential through an outstanding Montessori education that enables a child to meet future challenges, and that encourages a love of learning, independent thinking, social responsibility and individuality in a peaceful atmosphere of respect and acceptance among children and adults.

The New School of Lancaster is a private, independent, Montessori school serving children ages 20 months through eighth grade. Located in historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we provide a nurturing atmosphere that enables children to develop a love of learning. Our commitment is to children. We focus on the whole child by recognizing each child’s individuality. Our staff appreciates differences in children. We guide students to challenge and develop themselves and to value learning as an exciting part of life.

We believe that children have an innate ability to learn from their surroundings. Our environment encourages students to explore, question, and perfect their skills. Classroom materials designed by Dr. Maria Montessori capture the children’s natural curiosity, and caring, committed teachers use that spark of interest to guide their growth and learning into skill and competence.