About Us

Welcome to Verna Montessori School, a haven of holistic education nestled in the picturesque Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. As a non-diocesan Catholic school operated by the Sisters of Charity and part of the Diocese of Greensburg, we offer a unique educational experience that blends faith, culture, and innovative learning.

Our Philosophy

At Verna Montessori School, we believe in nurturing the whole child. Our approach to education is grounded in the Montessori method, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. This child-centered approach respects the individuality of each student, fostering not only academic skills but also social, emotional, and spiritual growth. We strive to create an environment where children are excited to learn and are empowered to explore their interests and talents.

Our Community

Our school serves as a vibrant community hub for families from all walks of life. While rooted in Catholic values, we welcome children from diverse backgrounds, embracing inclusivity and respect for all. We cater to families from Fayette and Westmoreland counties and towns like Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale, Connellsville, Uniontown, Youngwood, Donegal, and other surrounding areas.

Educational Programs

Verna Montessori School offers educational programs from Preschool to Eighth Grade. Our curriculum is designed to adapt to the needs of each age group, ensuring that every child receives the attention and guidance they need. We believe in the power of mixed-age classrooms, hands-on learning, and fostering intrinsic motivation. Our students are encouraged to be curious, independent learners who are confident in their abilities.

Why Verna Montessori School?

  • Year-Round Open Enrollment: Flexibility to join our community at any time.
  • Montessori Method: A proven approach to education that nurtures the love of learning.
  • Faith and Values: Rooted in Catholic tradition, promoting values of love, respect, and service.
  • Diverse and Inclusive: Welcoming children from various cultures and backgrounds.
  • Community Engagement: Strong connections with local communities and families.

Join Us

We invite you to explore what makes Verna Montessori School a unique place for your child to learn and grow. Visit us and witness first-hand the warm, engaging, and stimulating environment we provide. Join our community where education is not just about acquiring knowledge, but about discovering one’s potential and developing a lifelong love for learning.

For more information, to schedule a visit, or to begin the enrollment process, please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to the Verna Montessori School family!