A Modern Playschool Phyllis Fleishman (1920-1977), who founded the school in 1949, is pictured here teaching a Music class in the earliest days of this school. All-Yard Meeting Phyllis Fleishman (1920-1977), who founded Play Mountain Place in 1949, is pictured here in an all-yard meeting in the early 1970s. Rainy Day in the 1970s Children pose with umbrellas on a rainy day in the 1970s. Peace A group sits and flashes peace signs for a group photo in the 1970s. 1970s Spring Bazaar Someone sells Jigsaw Puzzles at a 1970s Spring Bazaar. Still going strong today, the Spring Bazaar is a fun event for the whole family with games, crafts, food and a giant raffle. Our 50th Anniversary In 1999 Play Mountain Place celebrated it's 50th Anniversary with a reunion weekend and a renewed mountain. Founding family members, Gregg & Manny Fleishman (1909-2007), with current Director, Judy Accardi are pictured here at the Mountain Dedication Ceremony. 60th Anniversary Dinner Judy Accardi, Director, stands with Ann T. Rosato, Alum and Board President, and her son, Eddie Rosato-Johnson, Alum, at the 60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner in 2010. Car Play Children play on an old car in the 1950s. Teacher 1970s A teacher in the Big Nursery yard talks in front of the glass doors in the 1970s. A Mural About Norah Teachers and interns pose in front of "A Mural About Norah" in the 1980s. The mural was created after the death of a mother at the school. Spring Bazaar 2003 Father Manny Fleishman (1909-2007) with his sons Norman and Gregg at the Spring Bazaar in 2003. Fish Structure Children play on the Fish Climbing Structure, designed by Manny Fleishman in the 1950s, and still in the Big Nursery today! Group Photo 1970s Group Photo 1970s Group Photo 1990s Gregg Fleishman's Garden Dome Gregg Fleishman is pictured (right) in his Garden Dome structure. Graduation Ceremony 1990s Teachers and staff gather during a Graduation Ceremony in 1990. On The Mountain Here children have a picnic lunch atop the Mountain of Mountain Yard in the 1980s. Teacher Reading 1980s A teacher reads to children in the Big Nursery/House Group program. Teacher Reading 1970s Alumni Panel Parent Meeting Alumni gather for a photo during an Alumni Panel Parent Meeting. Friends Play Children play against the backdrop of a Gregg Fleishman climbing structure in the 1970s. Teacher in Jail Children play and tease teacher Kanako by putting her in the sand kitchen jail. Play Mountain Place is proud of it’s long, rich history. Founded in 1949, Play Mountain Place continues to offer children and families a radical alternative to traditional schooling. Support our long tradition of innovative, child-initiated, experiential education. DONATE!