Gettysburg Montessori Charter School

888 Coleman Road Gettysburg, PA 17325


Your Child’s Bright Future Begins At Gettysburg Montessori Charter School

The Gettysburg Montessori Charter School (GMCS) is a FREE public/charter school open to students from any school district in Pennsylvania. Our charter school allows Montessori education to blend with traditional elements. Our educational programs do much more than teach your child; they emphasize the development of the whole child: cognitive, social, and emotional, while the charter aspect requires state testing for peer monitoring and learning measurements. As a parent, the choices you make for your child now will have a profound effect on their future development and success. Make the right choice for your child at Gettysburg Montessori Charter School.

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Giving Students the Best, So They Can Be Their Best

The Gettysburg Montessori Charter School fosters independence, confidence, critical thinking abilities and creativity in a warm and welcoming environment. Our hands-on, ‘whole child’ approach supports each student’s unique qualities and individual learning style for a learning experience that’s compelling, effective and fun!

Now offering programs from Kindergarten through Grade 6. Spots are filling up fast, don’t wait! Book a tour today.

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 Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS)

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) formed 143K Rising as a way for lawmakers in Harrisburg to hear directly from charter school families. We are guided and supported by a diverse group of educational organizations, business groups, and public policy agencies that understand charter schools are the best option for many children to receive a public education that meets their needs.

The goal is to give charter school families a voice in policy decisions that otherwise could have disastrous consequences for the education and future of their children. For more information go to: https://143krising.com/about-us.

Experience why our children are HAPPY to learn!

The Essentials


Our Mission

Gettysburg Montessori Charter School is a K-6 public charter that embodies the theories of Dr. Maria Montessori while promoting a multifaceted, child-centered learning environment for Gettysburg and the surrounding area. Our Montessori trained, PA certified teachers provide children with a dynamic and engaging education using a holistic curriculum that blends the Montessori educational philosophy and the Pennsylvania State Academic Standards. Our mission is to develop the full diversity of human intelligence while nurturing the whole child and instilling a lifelong love of learning.

Our Vision

Our vision is to guide, inspire, and empower children. Our goal is to give them the tools and confidence to achieve their dreams, lead meaningful lives, and make positive contributions as world citizens in the 21st century.

What Makes Us Special?

⭐ Hands-on & Innovative Learning Environment
⭐ Experienced Faculty
⭐ Love & Care
⭐ Independent Exploration
⭐ “Whole child” Learning
⭐ Freedom Within Limits
⭐ Grace and Courtesy
⭐ Family and Community Partnerships
⭐ Self-regulation
⭐ Mindfulness
⭐ Intrinsic Motivation
⭐ Sensitivity, Respect, and Compassion
⭐ Low Student-to-Staff Ratio
⭐ After-School Tutoring
⭐ Natural Play Areas
⭐ Parent Involvement


The process begins with your school tour to visit our school. During the tour at our school, we invite you to observe one of our classrooms to see how our teachers interact with our students. Following this, you will promptly hear back from The Gettysburg Montessori, and you will be requested to fill out and send us an Application Form.

Now Accepting Applications. Space is limited!

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Are you wondering if your family might be McKinney Vento Eligible? Is your family experiencing a hardship? Is your family currently living with others (doubled up) due to a hardship? Has your family been evicted from your home? You may be eligible for services under the McKinney Vento Act. If you answered yes to any of the above questions or to report a hardship please contact the district homeless liaison, Leigh Gugliette, at leigh@gettysburgmontessoricharter.org. and 717-334-1120.

Some additional helpful links:
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Website Homeless Page, which includes the Education for Homeless Youth Basic Education Circular (BEC)

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The Gleaning Project

We are in Partnership with The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania. Click here to learn more 

Threat Assessment Team
GMCS has a trained Threat Assessment Team for the assessment of and intervention with students whose behavior may indicate a threat to the safety of the student, other students, school employees, school facilities, the community, or others.  

GMCS Reunification   

Health and Safety Plan


Comprehensive Plan 2023

Induction Plan (Chapter 49)

Professional Development Plan (Act 48)

Parent Testimonials

“We are so happy that our daughter is going to GMCS. We love the teachers, the hands-on philosophy and the teachings of inclusion and community. Our daughter is always excited to go to school and she is learning so much! 😊”

Jessica D. (Parents)

“I have been with GMCS for 6 years now, and I love it now as much as I did at the very beginning. The staff is warm & welcoming. The environment for the students is encouraging and accepting. I love this school so much, I only wish they had a secondary 7-12th grade school so my kids could continue to stay with this amazing school past 6th grade! 😊”

Amanda V. (Parent)

“This staff is amazing, go above an beyond to help out. I’ve not had a bad experience here yet. They didn’t judge my daughter an have done everything possible to make her first year here the best ever!!!!”

Terrie M. (Parent)

“My 7 yr old has been at this school for 3 yrs. He loves it. He is learning so much!  “

Mary C. (Parent)