SALT Playhouse by Montgomery School
The SALT Playhouse believes that when children are confident, they feel empowered to use their strengths and abilities for the betterment of others, and they are less likely to struggle with insecurities and anxieties. We believe in preserving childhood and letting kids be kids, while developing them into leaders of love and kindness. We believe every child has a voice, which we strive to help them find and express.
At the SALT Playhouse, we are committed to providing a learning environment where the children's social and emotional development takes center stage. During their time at the Playhouse, children will collaborate with peers to socialize and problem solve, as well as self-express through a curriculum rooted in the fine arts. Preschoolers are made to feel right at home and are given endless opportunities to express themselves through dramatic play, storytelling, music, and movement. They will establish foundational social and pre-academic skills that will support their transition from home into the classroom as they build confidence and recognize school as a place they love to be.
SALT Playhouse Visit Morning - Friday, April 28th 9:30 - 10:30 AM
This program is designed for families of 3 & 4 year-olds (by Sept. 1, 2023) interested in Montgomery's SALT Playhouse. Children will be invited into the classroom and enjoy exploring the Playhouse and interacting with the teachers while you learn more about our preschool program. SALT Playhouse is a great way to start your child's Montgomery School experience at the earliest age.
- Ages 3-4
- Children have the opportunity to transition to Montgomery School's traditional PreK at age 4 if desired.
- Children put on multiple performances for friends and family throughout the school year.
- Choose between two, three, and five mornings a week.
- 8:30AM–12:30PM each day
About the Program
During their time at the Playhouse, children are guided along in their social and emotional development while collaborating with peers to socialize and problem solve, as well as self-express through a curriculum rooted in the fine arts.
- Dramatic Storytelling
- Music and Movement
- Mind/Body Awareness
- Strengthening activities such as tumbling and agility courses
Building pre-academic skills are also part of every day—developing classroom and academic readiness through planned activities and practice.
- Daily routines
- Phonemic awareness
- Sound/symbol awareness
- Number sense
- One-to-one correspondence
- Environmental awareness
Children enjoy the freedom and opportunities afforded by Montgomery's beautiful campus. Whether skipping to class or participating in a planned activity, the outdoors is part of every day.
- Exploration adventures
- Play on the playground
- Gardening opportunities
2023-24 Schedule, Cost, and Registration
Sessions run September - June, from 8:30AM–12:30PM and include lunch time.
- 2 days/week: $4,480
- 3 days/week: $6,720
- 5 days/week: $11,200
This program is open to children enrolled in the SALT Playhouse program. SALT Extended Care runs September - June from 12:30 - 3:30 PM. For families needing care beyond 3:30 PM, the Montgomery Afternoons program is made available to SALT students until 6:00 PM. Extended care includes play time, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, snack, and rest time.
- 2 days/week: $2,150/year
- 3 days/week: $3,225/year
- 5 days/week: $5,375/year
For more information, please contact Montgomery School's admissions office or Kelly Kunsch, Director of SALT Playhouse.
Montgomery School has a strong tradition of community partnerships and is proud to support programs that align with our curriculum and priorities. The SALT Playhouse program was founded by the SALT Performing Arts organization in Chester Springs. With robust programming for families, we encourage you to learn more.
The SALT Playhouse has been a perfect fit for my four year old. She has thrived in this loving environment! She is advancing in her academics but more importantly, her communication and empathy skills have grown tremendously. The teachers have such a gift for leading with kindness, and the creative activities and lessons are so unique. My daughter absolutely loves going to school. We love the emphasis on outdoor learning with the beautiful grounds and stream at Montgomery School. This has been such a special year and we feel so fortunate to have this opportunity for her. The love of learning and creativity in expressing herself will be a lifelong gift.
- How old does my child need to be?
- Which days of week will my child attend?
- Will my child be a Montgomery School student?
- Are the Instructors trained and background checked?
- Can I tour the campus and learn more about what a morning for my child would look like?
- How is differentiated learning approached?
- What are the class sizes?
- How do you approach academics in a multi-aged classroom?
- How do you approach behavior management?
- Will my child eat lunch at school?
- What happens if my child doesn't feel well during the day?
- How is student progress documented and communicated?
- What can you tell me about the performances my child will do?
- Will my child need any special supplies or attire?
How old does my child need to be?
Which days of week will my child attend?
Will my child be a Montgomery School student?
Are the Instructors trained and background checked?
Can I tour the campus and learn more about what a morning for my child would look like?
How is differentiated learning approached?
What are the class sizes?
How do you approach academics in a multi-aged classroom?
How do you approach behavior management?
Will my child eat lunch at school?
What happens if my child doesn't feel well during the day?
How is student progress documented and communicated?
What can you tell me about the performances my child will do?
Will my child need any special supplies or attire?