About Us


Our school, formerly Glenridge Montessori, was originally founded in 1981 in Erie, PA and was simply called “The Children’s House”. In 2004 the school moved to its current location in Summit Township of Erie where it is now known as Montessori In The Woods.

In keeping with the traditions of the proven Montessori method, Montessori in the Woods provides a structured, challenging, and nurturing environment where children are given the tools to succeed in life. In addition, our unique campus, with over 6 acres of land, allows students access to a wonderful outdoor curriculum. We currently offer programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten students, with all-day Montessori childcare available for all age levels.

“Education demands, then, only this: the utilization of the inner powers of the child for his own instruction.”

– Maria Montessori

Our mission is to provide childhood education and care according to the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.  The principles of this philosophy include individualized education and respect for the unique learning styles of each child.  The environment we provide for children is a blend of learning, fun, and development.

Montessori In The Woods is committed to the intellectual and spiritual growth of the entire family, encouraging parent participation, and offering parent support and education.

Montessori in the Woods is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Learn more about Montessori in the Woods! Please take a few moments to view a short video about our school.



1390 West Townhall Rd, Erie, PA 16509
Phone (814) 866-3760