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History

In 1960, the Church of Rome called upon The Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception to open a door in the US to spread the good news, so with the encouragement of the Church of Greensburg, Montessori School in Mount Pleasant, PA was formed.

In 1968, the horse barn of the old Peterson’s farm was converted into a cozy, small school capable of hosting 40 to 45 children. In 1971, the VMPA was formed, aiming to render social and financial assistance to the school for the benefit of children and the society. That same year, VMS had its first groundbreaking for a new addition, which was completed and blessed in April 1972 and is the current location of the lower elementary school. To mark this special day, a shrine was situated at the center of the field to entrust the children, the parents, and the friends of VMS into the loving hands of the Blessed Virgin Mother.

Due to increasing enrollment, another addition was needed, and in 1979 the upper elementary classrooms and Christina Hall were completed. As the VMS family continued to grow, a new Children’s House was completed in 1986, bringing VMS to its current size and scope on the property.

VMS has grown and operates not only to teach the academics required, but also to care, above all, for the formation of the person of tomorrow, the builder of a better society. Today there are 130 students from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds that attend the school.