Montessori Academy


We’re happy to announce that enrollment is now open for Fall and Spring. Sessions will be held immediately after school at Montessori Academy of Lancaster.

Classes begin the November 2nd.
Students can join any time during the year. 


Sign up for a minimum of 2 months and lock in a low monthly rate of $65/month* and guarantee a spot for the entire year.

4-Week  sessions are also available for $79/month plus equipment and supplies fee.

(*Cancel anytime after 2  months with 30 days notice.
Additional $10/month equipment and supplies fee required.)


Our STEM Showcase!

Students from Montessori Academy who are in our monthly program will have the opportunity to participate in our year-end STEM Showcase*.  Your child will show off their skills and creations alongside other program participants. (*You must be enrolled by 1/25/23 with continual enrollment through the date of the Showcase in May.)

They will love you for taking them there.

Snapology is a great place for kids! It can be hard to pull them away from the video games and TV, but they will love you for taking them here. Snapology provides a unique learning experience that is both fun and educational! – Paul Prost via Google

Great instructors and great class content.

Great programs. My girls (7 & 9) have had wonderful experiences taking their classes over the past few years. Great instructors and great class content. - Melissa French via Google

I am thankful for Snapology!

My 7 year old loves this fun low pressure environment. The class structure is flexible and his confidence in his ability to be included has grown more than ever before. I am thankful for Snapology! - Jessica Dolphin via Google

The Power of Creative Play


“Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow

The strongest connections to concepts are formed when children discover and make sense of the world on their own through hands-on experiences. Play is interactive, and the concepts children discover build upon each other, leading to an even deeper knowledge and understanding.

Whether you have a child who already loves to tinker, design and build, or are looking for a way to sneak in the opportunity for your child to develop critical skills for their success in a fun and interactive way, Snapology has a program for you.

Our programs provide more than just building skills…

We build life skills.


Snapology gives kids an opportunity to express positive emotions through laughing, smiling and celebrating success.



Your child will be exposed to new vocabulary and will practice their presentation skills. They will discuss new concepts with fellow students and our instructor.

Problem Solving

Your child will be exploring complex engineering concepts like force, gear ratio torque and how to transform circular motion into linear movement. 


Our hands-on learning environment sparks creativity as children learn how to bring abstract ideas and new concepts to life.  


Children learn the value of collaboration as they work together on things like our fun “speed challenges”. Every session gives children the chance to problem solve together.  


Research suggests that block play helps children develop and apply abstract mathematical concepts to concrete, real world situations. 

Career Inspiration

Our building projects spark curiosity and may inspire kids to follow career paths in science, art, engineering and technology.

Fine Motor Skills & Matching

For younger students, placing and snapping blocks into place helps refine fine motor and matching skills.

It's so hard to find the right after school activity ...

It's so hard to find the right after school activity that is both convenient and inexpensive. Since Covid-19 has provided the benefit of me working from home, my son can enjoy an afternoon after school socializing and getting a quality STEM lesson once a week with kids his own age and with similar interests. – Erin Massey via Google

The staff at this center is amazing to work with...

My son had his last two birthday parties at Snapology in Lancaster and has also attended multiple free play sessions with my husband and 2 classes independently. The staff at this center is amazing to work with, from the owner to the teachers. Everything is well organized, the activities are age-appropriate and the kids are kept engaged the entire time! - Ashley Laymon via Google

He came home with new skills...

My son took a Minecraft stop motion class and LOVED it! Over the six week class, he worked with a partner to build a Minecraft inspired scene, learned how to do stop motion using a camera and laptop, and used Minifigures to make his own stop motion film. At the end of the class he felt so proud displaying his stop motion at the movie premiere! The best part? He came home with new skills and has been making his own Lego stop motion movies here. Thanks Snapology! – Stephanie Shaw via Google
“Play is the work of childhood” – Jean Piaget.

 Your child needs to develop physically and intellectually.

Enroll them in sports for their athletic development and Snapology for their intellectual development.

Montessori Academy of Lancaster

Class Schedule

Classes begin Wednesday November 2. 
Students can join any time between September 2022 and May 2023.

1st-3rd Grade


3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

At Snapology, we’re creating future scientists, engineers, artists and mathematicians, one brick at a time.

Pick the perfect plan for you.

Like thousands of kids across the country, we know your child will love our program, but we understand you might not be ready to commit to a monthly program. That’s why we offer a 4-week introductory program.

Explore the options below to pick the program that suits your family best.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do classes take place?

Times and dates are determined by the location where the classes are held, by the grade level and whether the session is for homeschool students.

Please see the individual schedules linked below.

Lancaster Center Schedule - Tap Here
Derry Township Community Center Schedule - Tap Here
St. Joan of Arc (only for students enrolled at St. Joan of Arc) - Tap Here
Montessori Academy of Lancaster (only for students enrolled at Montessori Academy) - Tap Here

What is the fee?

We have two pricing options.

The most cost effective option is to enroll in our monthly program. Simply sign up for 2 consecutive months to get this special rate and keep it for as long as you remain enrolled during the academic year.  This only requires a commitment of 2 consecutive months. After that time, you can cancel at any time with 30 days notice.

This option comes with other bonuses. See all the details here.

Students can start and end enrollment at any time during the year.

The second option is to enroll for one 4-week session at a time. See details here.

When do classes start?

Snapology classes work on a rolling schedule. Students can join the program any time during the year. You do not have to wait until the start of the fall or spring semester to start.

Do I have to sign up for the entire semester or school year?

You do not have to sign up for the entire semester or school year. However it is less expensive to sign up with our monthly option if your child will be attending classes for a minimum of 2 consecutive months. You can cancel your child's enrollment any time after 2 months with 30 days notice.

For students who will only be attending sporadically, or don't wish to take a minimum of 2 months of classes, we have a 4-week session fee. 

If you're still not sure, register for a 1-time trial session for just $25.  (Sometimes trials are available for less. Call the Center to find out if special pricing is available.)

Can I sign up for a single class?

Yes, you can register for a single session for $25 by clicking HERE.  (Sometimes special trials are available for less. Call the Center to find out if special pricing is available.)

What topics or themes do you offer?

Our classes include a variety of themes and topics like robotics, engineering, video game design, animation, mechancial masterminds, machines & contraptions, architecture & superstructures, Star Wars, Minecraft, super heroes and more. Themes rotate throughout the year.

Does Snapology offer birthday parties?

Yes! Snapology is a great place to host birthday parties. We'll also come to you! It's fun for the kids and stress-free for the parents. For more information, click on the chat bubble in the corner of the page to connect with us or send us a message. You can also call us at 717-719-4154.

Does Snapology offer class field trips?

Yes! Snapology can go to your child's school and host an on-site field trip, or your child's class can visit the Lancaster Discovery Center. For details, click on the chat bubble in the corner of the page to connect with us or send us a message. You can also call us at 717-719-4154 . 

How can I contact you if I have more questions?

Click on the chat bubble in the corner of the page to connect with us or send us a message. You can also call us at 717-415-5486 or visit us at the Snapology Discovery Center, 1571 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.