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The Walden School, a non-profit, independent school, was founded in 1967 by Mary C. LeFever, who became interested in the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori first as a parent and then as a teacher. From the beginning, The Walden School has maintained a dedicated staff of teachers, many of whom were parents who joined the faculty after observing their child's happiness and development in a Montessori environment. The Walden School originated as a preschool, and in response to parental request, expanded with both elementary and middle school programs. In 1999, The Walden School moved to its permanent site in Media, PA, and is accredited by PAIS (Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools).

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