Our school’s vision is to educate children in an engaging and responsive environment designed to both stimulate and nurture them; to foster a strong sense of community among our families; to support a highly skilled professional staff; and to promote, encourage and facilitate a philanthropic attitude toward, and engagement with, the surrounding community in order to ensue that the school’s children, families, staff, and community together develop a sense of respect for themselves and for others.  We work toward achieving our vision with the limited resources of a small, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which relies primarily on student tuition to operate.

Unfortunately, maintaining our desired standard of excellence cannot be achieved through student tuition alone.  We rely on the generosity of our alumni, parents, friends, and business partners to provide the supplemental funds needed to offer the highest quality early childhood experiences to the children of the Centre region.  We strive to help all families offer the OCC Montessori experience to their children by participating in subsidy programs through our county (CCIS), student childcare subsidy through The Pennsylvania State University, the Pre-K Counts Program, and our own OCC Scholarship Fund.

All donations to Our Children’s Center Montessori School are 100% tax deductible.

Please visit the following links for more information on the many ways to support OCC:

Effortless Support


OCC Scholarship Endowment/Centre Gives

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

Making a Gift