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Welcome Montgomery Parents,

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education as we further your child’s development. We take our charge seriously, and we ask you to partner with us in this worthy endeavor. Children are affected by many variables in their growth, and our success depends on the strength of our mutual cooperation. We are committed to making your child’s school years happy and productive as we work with you to set a strong foundation that will affect his or her health and well being for a lifetime.

Your expected participation in the education of your child is one of the many differences that you will find at Montgomery School. Our mutual goal is the highest level of excellence in your child’s education, as well as a strong foundation for life. To that end, we encourage and welcome your active participation as a member of the community. You may participate in several significant ways including:

  • Staying in touch with your child’s teacher/s and/or advisor and attending scheduled conferences
  • Communicating your needs and expectations
  • Being an active participant in the Montgomery School Community Association (MSCA)
  • Volunteering to help at school in various ways.

Please refer to the resources found on these pages to help guide you at Montgomery, but always feel free to reach out to us in person as well. There are several pages in the parents section that are password protected, and you will be prompted to log in to access this information. These include: the dismissal form, the student directory, and the parent directory. If you need assistance logging in, please contact Janis Oeschger in the Farmhouse.

Parent Resources

Below is a calendar grid where all school calendars feed. You can filter these calendars by selecting which ones you wish to have viewable with the funnel icon at the top right of the grid. You can also select month, week or day view. If you wish to subscribe to any of these ical feeds, click on the grey RSS button at the top right of the grid, and subscribe to those calendar feeds.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, May 28
Thu, Jun 1
Sat, Jun 3
Community Fair
Montgomery School Campus
Sun, Jun 4
Mon, Jun 5
Thu, Jun 8
Closing Faculty Meetings
Bell Hall/ Dining Room
MSD Vacation Day Camp
Computer Lab, Gym, Library
Afternoons for MSD Camp
Computer Lab, Gym, Library
Fri, Jun 9
Sat, Jun 10
Sun, Jun 11
Mon, Jun 12
Tue, Jun 13
Wed, Jun 14
Thu, Jun 15
Fri, Jun 16
Sat, Jun 17
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Sat, Jul 1

2016-2017 Handbook

Statement of Parental Support

We expect that parents, as members of the community, understand and endorse the Mission Statement of the School and are committed to abiding by the policies and procedures stated in the Parent/Student Handbook (download PDF above). We encourage parents to take an active interest in their children’s work and life at School. Positive ways to support your children’s education include: getting to know classmates, teachers, and other parents; engaging in volunteer activities; attending Lower and Middle School parents’ nights and parent conferences; as well as being involved in the Montgomery School Community Association events throughout the year.

We also encourage parents to demonstrate their interest in their children’s education by encouraging their regular and prompt attendance, by asking about their work, and by providing structure and quiet, appropriate places to study. Parents are the most important resource for students. Answering questions, directing students to appropriate learning materials, and providing transportation to libraries can be helpful. However, because teachers need to evaluate students’ work and progress, it is critical that parents encourage independence and refrain from doing students’ assignments. Rather, parents may guide students in their work, suggesting resources and explaining underlying principles. The goal and effect of any assistance should be to enable students to complete their own work.

To ensure an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, it is also important that parents closely read the Parent/Student Handbook and communicate any concerns or questions to teachers, advisors, or Division Heads as appropriate.

In summary, we encourage parents to involve themselves in the life of the School (to offer feedback) and to support us in fostering in our students the values of responsibility, commitment, compassion and kindness.

Engrade is Montgomery's grading system for Middle School students, which allows parents to log in at any time of day or night and get access to a student's grade page for any class/teacher. Once logged in, you can easily switch among your child's teachers without logging out. The information you will see is in the same format as the mid-trimester comments. Click below to log in to the Engrade system.

Engrade Log In
Please note that you will need the student #'s to access the gradebook. New families will receive log in information at the beginning of School. If you have any log in issues, please contact

There are galleries for several school years on our Montgomery Smugmug site, which are organized by folders/events. You can access the site by using the link above. The password is Heron (case sensitive). You can download photos for free, or order prints or enlargements for a small fee. Also, special items with your photo imprinted are available for purchase, all shipped directly to you.

Below you will find a number of forms for the 2016-2017 school year. You may access each form by clicking on the name, and can then download it as needed. Please contact Janis Oeschger if you have any difficulty accessing these forms.

In addition, each family must complete our summer data collection survey. This information will be used for many purposes here at school, including creating emergency cards for each child that will accompany them to the hospital in the event of an emergency.

If you are a returning family, we recommend that you first log into our website portal, and then access the survey, as this will allow it to prefill some data fields from the data we have in our website directory. Please complete this survey no later than August 1.


Forms & Information

Medical Forms & Information

Pertains To:

Please Return

2016 Nurse's Letter

All parents please read carefully

Physical Examination Form

All new students, PreK, K, 6th, 7th, 8th grade and all 5th grade students in interscholastic athletics.x

PA School Immunization Requirements

All parents

Medication Policy and Standing Orders

All parents

Parent/Physician Request for Administration of Medication

For any student who received medication during the school dayx
Food Allergy Action Plan

For students with food allergiesx

Dental Examination Form

Required for students in grades K, 3, & 7x

Concussion Information Sheet

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms & Warning Signs

All students in grades 6-8 and 5th grader participating in interscholastic sportsx


Non-Medical Forms & Information

Afternoons Information and Contract 2016-2017

Students who participate in after school carex

Major Dates Calendar

All Parents

During the summer, school districts are provided with the names of all students enrolled at Montgomery School. Your school district will contact you near the end of August with details regarding your children’s bus stop and times. Questions regarding bus transportation should be directed to your school district transportation department as listed below:

  • Coatesville – 610-466-2421
  • Downingtown – 610-269-8460
  • Great Valley – 610-889-2100
  • Owen J. Roberts – 610-469-5187
  • Phoenixville – 484-927-5026
  • Spring-Ford – 610-705-6000
  • Tredyffrin-Easttown – 610-240-1680
  • West Chester – 484-266-1040

The school districts do not permit prekindergarten students to ride the buses, only students in kindergarten through eighth grade may ride. The school districts do not allow children from another school district or children who are not regular passengers to ride on their buses. Students must ride the bus to which they are assigned. Lower School students are not permitted to ride Middle School buseshome in the afternoon; Middle School students are not permitted to ride Lower School buses home in the afternoon.

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