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One of Doylestown's most memorable annual events is right around the corner, and we can hardly wait!  Round up your family and friends next Tuesday evening, December 10, and head into town for food, music, merriment at the Mercer Museum's 2019 Holiday Open House.  While you're there, look for us in the courtyard along the path to Santa's house (just follow the sound of brass and the smell of mulled cider).  We'll see you at the Open House!

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Understand not only the cost of a thing, but its value.   ~ Thomas Jefferson

We know the deep and lasting value of early childhood education.  We also know that an authentic Montessori Primary Program with trained and certified faculty tends to cost more per month than daycare.  At Maria’s House, we believe that excellence isn’t exclusive.  Click here to explore our grants and aid page, or talk with us directly to see what we’re doing to keep real Montessori affordable.


We understand the journey that you and your child are taking.  Beyond our work as Montessori educators and early childhood specialists, we're parents and siblings, informed by our own developmental paths, constantly learning and growing.  The search for beautiful and lively early childhood education is familiar to our faculty and staff.  It's what led us to the Montessori method in the first place.  And it's what brought you here.

We encourage you to explore our website if you have time.  You can also call our Doylestown House at 610-290-5019 to speak directly with our Director, Laine Walker.

Or, you can download a Family Information Packet here. Maria's House is currently enrolling for our 2020 spring term.  Let us introduce you to the wonder of Montessori!

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Our House

Completed in 1874 and dedicated to service as an orphanage in 1907, the Fretz Mansion is the perfect setting for Montessori.  Take a two minute tour (with audio) here.

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The Garden

At the Dolyestown House, we love spending time where the wild things are (just outside our door).

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New Here?

Maria's House accepts rolling applications based on availability.  Our 2019-20 academic year began on September 3 and continues through June 26.  Click below to explore our Family Information Packet.
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The Difference

New to Montessori?  Here's a starting point, seeds for the soil, something to talk about with us when you stop in.

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Laine Walker reflects on the beauty and simplicity of Montessori practice at Maria's House.

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