Our Mission and History 

Greene Towne Montessori School instills in young children an understanding of learning as a personal process, a sense of agency in building self and community, and the joy of possibility.
“I can do it!”

Greene Towne was founded by a small group of families dedicated to the Montessori method, led to the charge by Portia and Otto Sperr. Doors opened in the fall of 1966 at Saint Clement's Church with the goal to have a "racially, religiously, and economically integrated school."  


In the fall of 2001, after 35 years leasing space in Saint Clement's Church, Greene Towne moved to what is now our East campus on Arch Street in a century-old building designed for us by architect Ed Bronstein.  In the fall of 2008, we opened our West campus on Croskey Street.

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Philadelphia, PA 19103


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