A Montessori Initiative Preschool.
“Nurturing curiosity, creativity and imagination”
Montessori is an innovative, child-centered approach to education, developed a century ago by Dr. Maria Montessori that celebrates and nurtures each child’s intrinsic desire to learn.
Montessori teachers guide rather than instruct, linking each student with activities that meet his interests, needs, and developmental level. The classroom is designed to allow movement and collaboration, as it also promotes concentration and a sense of order. Given developmentally appropriate materials and the freedom to follow their interests, they joyfully taught themselves. Unique learning materials beckon from accessible shelves, inviting small hands to take on new challenges, one concept or skill at a time.
Join the Percy Dale community in four easy steps:
1. Explore our website
We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.
2. Tour our school
Come see what makes Percy Dale unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.
3. Submit an Enrollment Application
If you would like to enroll, please submit an application at www.wonderschool.com/percydale/apply – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Please do not submit an application if you have not toured.
After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your deposit (usually equal to one month’s tuition), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.
Petting Zoo on Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Our facility is conveniently located at beautiful, safe and peaceful neighborhood of Arcadia with a huge front & gated backyard. We are within walking distance to the elementary & middle school.
At Percy Dale Montessori House, our mission is to provide a safe, healthy and happy place for children.
We strive to create an environment in which children can grow physically, emotionally, cognitively, and socially, at their own pace.
Piyumi Warnapurage, Director / Head Teacher - A native Sri Lankan, married and a mother to a wonderful Son and a Daughter. Working experience includes Montessori teaching in Sri Lanka + 16 years of Montessori teaching (Head Teacher / Administrator) in the US.
Kanchana Chandrasena, Teacher - A native Sri Lankan, received a Montessori Diploma from Good Shepherd Maria Montessori Training Academy in Sri Lanka in 2000. Working experience includes Montessori teaching / Teacher Training in Sri Lanka + 14 years of Montessori teaching in the US.
We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.
Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.