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SALT Playhouse by Montgomery School

The performing arts are an ideal platform for a child’s first school experience. Three- and four-year-olds respond naturally to music, they often have boundless energy that begs to be channeled (they want to move!), and they are naturally curious and creative. The SALT Performing Arts Playhouse by Montgomery School makes pre-schoolers feel right at home and gives them the tools and opportunities to express themselves through music and movement.

Morning classes two, three, or five days a week, are first and foremost—fun! There is a lot of singing and laughter and joyful dancing. All at the same time, children socialize, work and play together, learn new music and dance skills, and start to value art as a means of communication. They 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.

  • 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

The Playhouse is all about creative self-expression through music and movement while collaborating with peers and building friendships.

  • Dramatic storytelling
  • Music and Movement
  • Dance (ballet and tap)
  • Tumbling
  • Fine Arts

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.

  • Nurture a garden
  • Play on the playground
  • Go on exploration adventures

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

Extended Care

The SALT Extended Care program runs September - June from 12:30 - 3:30 PM. This program is open to children enrolled in the SALT Playhouse program. Extended care includes rest time, snack, arts and crafts, and play time. 

  • 2 days/week $2,592/year
  • 3 days/week $3,888/year
  • 5 days/week $6,480/year


Contact Us

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.

 Learn about salT Performing Arts.

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.



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