Al and Marla Pettit, husband and wife founders of NPCH, live in South Butler and have four children:
Sara: NPCH 1992; PSU 2009: Bachelor of Architecture
Erin: NPCH 1994; PSU 2010: Bachelor of Psychology;
Lesley University 2012: Master of Education and Special Education
Tena: NPCH 2001; PSU 2018: Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering
Nathaniel: NPCH 2004; Brown University 2020: Public Policy
And in recent years, Al and Marla have become the proud grandparents of three!
The Pettits' dream of creating a school in keeping with the ideals of Dr. Montessori was realized in 1991 when they founded NPCH. The school and the Pettit family grew, allowing Marla and Al to realize their dream: to spend more time together as a family, and to educate their own children in the Montessori environment. All four children benefited from this experience.