Ancillae-Assumpta Academy

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy is a nationally respected private school in Wyncote for boys and girls through 8th grade, featuring a Montessori experience in preschool and kindergarten. A strong Catholic faith foundationblended with an engaging curriculum, dedicated professionals, exceptional resources, and an involved parent and alumni communitylead its students to become responsible, interdependent, creative, and empowered individuals.


  • Apple Distinguished School since 2016
  • Four-time National Blue Ribbon School
  • Dually accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • First Nearpod certified school in the country.

Demographic information

  • 115 faculty and staff
  • Student body of 570 from 17 school districts in surrounding counties
  • Classes average 14 students in Montessori, and 15-20 students in grades 1-8 with 3 homerooms per grade level
  • Approximately 15% of the student body self-identifies as students of color and approximately 25% of families self-identify as non-Catholic.

Programmatic Spotlights

Montessori - Montessori methods educate the whole child in character, problem-solving skills, and creative independence. Program begins at 2 ½ years of age and offers Stepping Stones into Montessori, Montessori Preschool, and Montessori Kindergarten levels.

Innovation - The Academy’s comprehensive Innovation curriculum is anchored by three pillars: engineering, design thinking, and coding. A 1:1 environment in grades PS-8 promotes access, engagement and tailored, personalized learning for each student. With flexible learning environments, students develop critical thinking, planning, and execution skills.

Resource Learning Center - Specialists provide support to students with diagnosed mild learning differences through counseling and instruction. The team of 9 specialists also assist teachers in meeting the needs of all students in the classroom.

Fine Arts - The extra-curricular music program features lessons in over 20 instruments and over 15 different ensemble experiences. Students are immersed in the fine arts from Handbells to Music Tech, from play rehearsals to textile art.

Food Service - Built into tuition, all students enjoy Ancillae’s food program (food allergen safe) with fresh, delicious, and varied offerings.

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