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Little City Montessori Preschool & Activity Center

Little City Montessori preschool offers the following programs: Toddler (2-3y), Primary (3-6y), and Kindergarten (5-6y) five days a week from 7:30am - 6:00pm


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Little City Montessori Preschool & Activity Center

Little Montessori LogoLittle City Montessori is an independent preschool in Philadelphia for children two to six years old, designed around the concept of Montessori + Motion. They combine Montessori child-led learning with daily active enrichment in athletics, music, yoga, art, dance and more. Located near Fishtown and Northern Liberties in the historic Umbrella Building, the preschool has large windows letting in natural light and features a spacious 4,000 square foot activity center with dedicated enrichment instructors.

Teachers are certified by the American Montessori Society and have experience ranging from teaching internationally to backgrounds in linguistics, art, and music. The goal at Little City is to kindle the love of learning by empowering students to lead their own educational journey in a safe, compassionate environment. They strive to build a community of students, families and staff who truly care for each other and their neighborhood.

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Our 5 year old daughter couldn’t be happier at Little City. Not only is her curiosity and creativity being fostered, but she is also gaining knowledge and independence. During this difficult and unprecedented time the staff and teachers have gone above and beyond to create a safe and healthy learning environment. We are very grateful. - Medb B.

My son enrolled at LCM in the beginning of the school year, and we absolutely love it! The staff/teachers are so kind and interested in each child’s needs and personality. We participate in after care and our son is always entertained and given personal attention. The owners are transparent and communicate often. Can’t say enough good things about Little City! So happy to be a part of their community. - Lindsay L.


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1401 North 5th Street, Olde Kensington, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 19122, United States of America
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  • Alicia C.

    We had no idea when we joined LCM that they would have such a tremendous impact on our family. They care about each child individually, they promote togetherness, equality and giving back to the community. They noticed our child needed some extra help and not only did they give us some techniques to help improve development, they pointed us in right direction to external resources as well. We have seen such a positive improvement in our child and we have LCM to thank. We look forward to the continued educational and developmental growth that LCM will provide in the years to come. We are consistently referring this special school to our dear friends and family, and appreciate the continued support.

  • Alexandra O.

    Little City Montessori is such a wonderful early learning environment. The teachers and staff are beyond caring. They really strive to make sure every child feels welcome, safe and excited to learn. All the classrooms are bright, airy and promote creative learning. There’s so much for every child to explore in each room. The lessons the kindergarteners learn have exceeded my expectations, as they’ve already learned about the solar system, the human body and are constantly exploring nature and the world around them. Little City is also more than a school but, a community that truly supports the neighborhood it’s in and the families it serves.

  • Justine M.

    I currently have a two-year-old at Little City and I cannot be any happier with her progress with meeting milestones. The teachers work with you to achieve potty training by the end of the school year. Also, last year my oldest completed kindergarten, and she went into first grade knowing how to read and perform math equations. In addition to the academic aspects of the curriculum the activity part is a significant plus. All the classes offered during the week: yoga, dance, martial arts. Both of my daughters love them. I’m so happy this school is there for our children.

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    Pamela Badolato

    What a beautiful, bright, and open space for children to learn!!

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    Kat S.

    My son started at Little City this fall and I have nothing but rave reviews. The staff is amazing, communicative and well-versed in the Montessori approach to learning. We withdrew him from the kindergarden where he started in August and enrolled him at Little City – the change in school environments has been a transformative experience for my son, who often exhibited resistance going to school in the morning. He wakes up excited to go and is never eager to leave after-care when I arrive. He has so many things to tell me about his day and his accomplishments. The staff and approach have given him a new confidence in his abilities within the school setting, opportunities to learn and develop his leadership skills and new experiences every day. He is learning. He is happy…. and so am I.

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