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Recent News

Tom McManus Named Head of School

We are pleased to announce Tom McManus as our next Head of School, effective July 1, 2020.

Tom McManus currently serves as the CEO and Head of Mission at Revolution School, an innovative, progressive high school in Philadelphia. As a founding member of the leadership team, Tom contributed to the establishment and exponential growth of the school by promoting mission-driven partnerships, building a framework to ensure the organization's success, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the school.

Tom, who holds a master's in private school leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College, has enjoyed success in a variety of roles throughout his 26-year career in education — from regional director of admissions, to director of studies and college counseling, to head of upper school. Prior to joining the Revolution School, Tom spent six years as a high school principal at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, HI.

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"Montgomery School is inspiring change beyond the Philadelphia area." Read the full article.

Pennsylvania schools look to a 'reset' to solve tuition crisis

"With costs spiraling upward, Montgomery School, a PreK-8 private school in Chester Springs, stepped forward last spring to announce a tuition reduction initiative called "Excellence Within Reach." The school has explained their decision as stemming from the fact that "independent school tuitions have reached an all-time high, forcing many families out of the private-education marketplace."

Read the full article in the Philadelphia Inquirer

8th Grade Students Deliver Powerful Messages

Each 8th grade student writes and presents a Chapel presentation for an audience of Lower School, Middle School, or the entire school. Public speaking is an essential life skill, and our students are prepared from the earliest years for this culminating experience. Click here to watch our 8th Graders deliver their chapel speeches.

Hands On Learning = Fun

Montgomery School faculty create an engaging program of hands on learning for their students. Students might find themselves participating in laboratory experiments at all levels of science, or participate in an archeological dig in 5th grade, or pretend to be historical figures in 8th grade social studies. Students participate in a Montgomery Math Bowl in Middle School, or run an actual court trial in 4th grade. Students also put on boots to visit the creek that runs through campus, or to plant in the organic garden. Whatever the topic, students love to participate and learn!