Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) announced the expansion of its Kindergarten through fourth grade school on Tuesday, December 7 with the groundbreaking to start construction of a new 13,000 square facility for the school.
“This project is a collaborative effort with the School District of Philadelphia and is supported by Pennsylvania State Representative Joanna McClinton and Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson,” said PMCS Board Chair, Letitia “Tish” Biddle. “Thank you, Ms. McClinton and Mr. Johnson, for making this groundbreaking a reality for our school. The new school building is a part of our long-term strategy to make PMCS one of the city’s leading elementary schools and a desire to deliver a free, K-4 Montessori education to an increasing number of children.“
The PMCS Board of Trustees unanimously voted to launch the Begin Here, Go Anywhere! expansion campaign in 2019 signaling their commitment to provide access and equity to a world-class elementary education in Southwest Philadelphia. This project is the single largest investment ($7 million) made in the history of the school. The new 13,000+ square foot facility, designed by Linn Architects of Media, PA, includes classrooms, bathrooms, a stage, and a gym. BSI Construction, LLC will build the new facility with completion anticipated in the fall of 2022.
PMCS is a free, public charter school that opened in 2004 and currently has over 200 students enrolled in grades Kindergarten though fourth grade. It is a Montessori school that focuses on the development of the whole child.