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Why MRCS


Parents choose to enroll at Montessori Regional Charter School for a number of reasons. We are proud to be a part of the Charter School community and to be able to offer Parents and Children, in the Erie Region, a choice in deciding what is best for their education. 

Since becoming a public Charter School in 2004-2005, the school has been growing at a fast, but controlled pace and will continue to expand over the next several years. Lead by a Board of Trustees and guided by a faculty that hold both Pennsylvania teaching credentials and rigorous additional Montessori training, the school is committed to the highest quality academic preparation that the Erie region has to offer.

MRCS Offers:
  • Academic Staff
    • 100% Highly Qualified
    • 100% PA Certified Classroom Teachers
    • 100% Classroom Teachers Montessori Trained
    • 100% Teaching Assistants - PA Certified Teachers
  • Our student / teacher ratio is 12 to 1
  • We have an Advanced Academic Program
  • We are a Student Centered Organization
  • Montessori develops a Love of Learning
  • Students learn to ask "Why" and "How" and to think "Outside the Box"
  • Academic freedom within our curriculum - learning is guided
  • Highly stimulating environment - Hands-on materials help students learn and solve problems
  • Advanced Academics
    • Montessori Model UN - Trip to NYC
    • Jr. Great Books
    • Latin/Classics
    • Gifted Program
  • Great Traditions
    • Annual Feast at Thanksgiving
    • Author's Tea
    • 6th Grade Nature Trip
  • Great After School Programs
    • Intramural Sports
    • Music
    • Art
    • Reading Club
  • Great Events
    • Celebrate Art
    • Annual Musical
    • Field Day



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Parents choose a Montessori Education because they want their children to gain a solid understanding of concepts and learn how to solve problems.

We can't guarantee that your child will become a great business leader, but many great business leaders have a Montessori Education in common.

Uncommon Business Leaders and Montessori Education








This video is a good presentation of why many parents want to send their children to a Montessori School. Our school has a few exceptions with the video - we do introduce some homework to prepare students for traditional Middle School and High School. For security purposes we do not allow visits during school hours.

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Toward the end (~1:00) of this short video, Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin talk about how a Montessori education contributed to their success.

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Near the beginning (0:54 - 1:55) of this TED Talk, Will Wright talks about highlight of his education being at a Montessori school from K to 6th grade.

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