Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) Breaks Ground on New 13,000 Square Foot School Expansion

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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. 

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