About us

Main Line Montessori School's mission is to guide each student on their path of development by providing a carefully prepared environment, which nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of each individual child.

Meet Our Staff!

Pamela Haigh/Director

Ms. Haigh founded Main Line Montessori School in 1988. Ms. Haigh holds her BA from Juniata College. She is a certified Montessori teacher through The London Montessori Centre in London.

Kim Buschman/Lead Toddler Teacher

Kim has been at MLMS for the past four years. Prior, she had the pleasure of being Head Primary Teacher and Director, for the past 30 years at the Secane/Lansdowne Montessori schools. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education as well as credentials through the North American Montessori Center (NAMC). 

Victoria Haigh/ Lead Primary Teacher

Victoria has been with MLMS since 2011. She holds her Montessori teaching certification for children 2.6- 6 years from the (AMS) American Montessori Society. Victoria received the 2021 Montessori Innovator Award from AMS. She continues her education at Chestnut Hill College.

Learn through Play

Main Line Montessori School believes as Dr. Montessori believed, that the child is in a state of continuous and intense transformation. Their mind assimilates impressions from the environment and works to construct the individual he/ she

is to become.

In our classroom, the emphasis is not on competition but on mutual cooperation and the fullest possible development of each child according to his capabilities.

At Main Line Montessori we allow our children to learn through their own experiences in an exciting and educational environment. Our classroom is designed to cultivate the child's natural desire to learn.

As teachers, our role is to provide an ever-changing environment to constantly stimulate and interest the child.

Working in small groups or alone - the children have the freedom to choose their activities. These exercises incorporate the Montessori equipment and also include more traditional math and reading materials. Artistic endeavors are offered and encouraged daily.

It is our goal to provide an atmosphere of tranquility and joyful accomplishments in keeping with Dr. Montessori's teaching so that the child will have a solid foundation and be free in later life to devote his energy more exclusively to intellectual development.

Our Programs

Early Drop-off: 8:00am 

(additional fee, must register in advance)

Toddler Program (2-3 years)

5 Full Days (M-F):  8:50am- 3:00pm

5 Half Days (M-F): 8:50 am-11:30 am

3 Full Days (MWF): 8:50am- 3:00 pm

3 Half Days(MWF): 8:50 am- 11:30 am

2 Half Days (T&TH): 8:50 am- 11:30 am

Primary Program (3-5 years) 

5 Full Days (M-F): 8:50am -3:00 pm

5 Half Days(M-F): 8:50am- 11:30 pm

Lunch Bunch: 11:30-12:30 (additional for half-day students)