About Head of SCHOOL Sally Keidel

BA Dickinson College
MA in Educational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Keidel joined the Montgomery community as Head in July 2014. Before coming to Montgomery, she served as Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and External Relations at The Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA, Director of Admission at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA and Admission and teaching positions at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA and Chatham Hall in Chatham, VA. 

  • Board Member, ADVIS (Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools)
  • Former member, AISAP Ethical Behavior and Best Practice Task Force
  • Former member, Admission Leadership Council of SSATB
  • Co-chair of the 2013 ADVIS rework of the "Guidelines for Best Practice in Admissions & Marketing"
  • Former Vice President, Virginia Admissions Group
Montgomery School

Welcome from Head of School Sally Keidel

What makes Montgomery School unique?
From the teachers we hire to the facility we occupy and the curriculum we teach, our PreK through eighth grade structure allows us to focus on the unique needs of children ages 4-14 without the distractions and the very different social and academic pressures faced by high school students. At Montgomery, we regard educating children as an opportunity to create the future. We take great pride that our students are “Inspired to Explore, and Prepared to Succeed.” We create an environment where nurturing is about building strong and resilient children. With a small school and small class sizes, the children are known by everyone: teachers, administrators, and the other students.

We are a community made up of experienced teachers who are excited each day by their work, and students who are ready to explore the world around them. We take advantage of the innate curiosity that children are born with and combined with their eagerness to succeed, we provide them with daily challenges that build strong character and prepare them to be successful in every way. Directed by our mission, we educate children in Mind, Body and Character. Children grow and mature at Montgomery, and are ready to take on the challenges of young adulthood ahead of most of their peers. When you build depth and dimension in a child you create leaders, and Montgomery School graduates become leaders in their secondary schools, colleges and beyond.

The excitement of learning at Montgomery is palpable. Whether it is listening to seventh graders read their original poems, watching the eighth graders build their solar cars, hearing a kindergartner read a book from beginning to end for the first time, or watching a lacrosse team complete an undefeated season, I am inspired by how Montgomery students rise to meet the challenges before them. Our students find joy in learning, and build pride through perseverance as they find their way to those wonderful “lightbulb” moments of understanding.

Childhood is a precious time and children are eager to explore the world and learn new things. By the time children move on to high school, they are entering the adult world and leaving childhood behind. Our inspiring teachers bring out the best in our students and know how to provide balance, nurture motivation and instill the courage to take on new challenges.

The only way to begin to understand the value of a Montgomery education is to come for a visit. We would be delighted and proud to show you our School and hope that it becomes your School.

Sally Keidel, Head of School