Families and friends, mark your calendars, because October 25 isn't just any Friday.  It's the first annual Scarecrow-Garden-Corn-Roast-Cider-Festival-Thingy at Maria's House!  Set aside a little extra time at pickup, hitch your horses to a friendly post in the upper lot, and wander to our garden where (fortified by warm cider and elotes deliciosos) you'll have an opportunity to determine exactly which of the sophisticated scarecrows in our gallery was designed and crafted by your favorite young artist.  What better way to celebrate the corn and pumpkins that our explorers planted last spring!  See you at the SGCRCFT!


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 2019 fall term.  Let us introduce you to the wonder of Montessori!


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.

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Summer 2019

Our week-by-week summer session (Ponte Montessori) continues through August 23.  Click below to find out how we celebrate summertime Montessori style!

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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 applications on a rolling basis.  Our 2019-20 academic year began on September 3 and runs through June 26.  Click below to view 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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