The mission of The Meadowbrook School is to offer an unwavering commitment to academic excellence for a diverse population of elementary school children. The school believes private elementary education includes learning to appreciate the value of hard work, expanding a sense of integrity, and practicing humanity towards others while inspiring students to make a positive difference. We strive to have our students well-prepared and eager to take on future challenges.
Meadowbrook is a small, co-educational, independent school founded in 1919. Located in Abington Township, PA, the School is committed to meeting the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of its students within the framework of a traditional and structured program. Explicit rules are kept to a minimum. Small classes, flexible groupings, extensive use of teaching assistants, a rich array of special offerings, and mixed-age social situations are prevalent. The climate of the School is warm and personal. Helping each other, sharing, working hard, and respecting other people's ideas and feelings are some of the guiding principles.
Meadowbrook is also unique in its strong family emphasis. First, parents are viewed as partners in the learning process. Communication between home and school is frequent. Also, Meadowbrook is a non-profit, parent corporation with each family playing a vital role in the Schools development. The Board of Directors is primarily composed of parents who establish the policies of the School. Finally parents are evident in all areas of school life. They assist teachers as special resources, helpers on trips, and in organizing special classroom events. There is an official parent organization call P.O.M. (Parents of Meadowbrook) that primarily raises money for projects that will benefit the school and further its reputation as one of the area's leading independent schools.
Our dress code is a corollary to our private educational philosophy. A modest, attractive, school uniform reinforces each child's sense of mutual sharing in a special experience. Also, a dress code minimizes the competitiveness of dress that can arise among children, diverting energy from other more important goals.