About Our School

Richland_Toddler_EnvironmentRichland Academy

Richland Academy, located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is a non-profit Montessori school established in 1982 by C. Joyce Page.  Our experienced program directors are state certified or Montessori trained, and along with our support staff, our dedicated to providing a quality early childhood educational experience.  Our beautifully designed, fully equipped classrooms balance the developmental needs of each individual child with those of the classroom community as a whole.  The academic Preprimary and Kindergarten programs are licensed by the PA Department of Education.  Our Infant, Toddler, and Childcare Programs are licensed by the PA Department of Human Services.  Our Childcare Program offers year-round, full and part-time childcare to children enrolled in our academic programs.

Richland_Preprimary_classroomOur Mission

“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.” -Maria Montessori

The programs at Richland Academy are committed to providing an individualized education, which combines the Montessori Method of early childhood education with current research about developmentally appropriate practices.  Our programs aim to educate the whole child within warm environments which foster a life-long love of learning, nurture positive self-concepts, and lay the foundations for future success in our multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, linguistically-diverse world.