Play Mountain Place Provides Freedom to Play and Learn

Play Mountain Place is a child-centered humanistic progressive alternative experiential play-based preschool and elementary school located in Los Angeles, California.

For over 60 years, we have encouraged children to discover the joys of learning through their own interest, at their own pace, all while being supported with the deepest respect for their dignity and worth. Children from ages three to eleven play, explore, and learn, supported by an organic curriculum that fosters self-motivation, critical thinking, social responsibility, and compassion for others.

This website is designed to help communicate the philosophy of our unique school. We’re delighted that you have chosen to learn more about this special place. Please take some time to look around!

This site serves as a resource for current and past members of the Play Mountain community, as well as anyone with an interest in alternative education and peaceful parenting.