Dear Glen Families:
It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year at The Glen Montessori School. The Glen has a long tradition of providing an exceptional Montessori education to children and this year is promising to be no exception.
The Glen’s long tradition began in September of 1986 in the small fellowship room of a church in Glenfield with just six Children’s House students. Today, our school has grown to serve children from eight weeks to twelve years old. We have more than a dozen classrooms and more than 200 students, making us one of the largest Montessori schools in the greater Pittsburgh area.
The growth of The Glen is attributable to the families and faculty who have given generously of their time and resources over the last 31 years.
Today, there are still many opportunities to get involved. We continue to move forward with the goals outlined in our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan which contains objectives in five key areas. Committees have been convened in the areas of Communication and Technology, Facilities, Education, Advancement, and Organizational Development. Our Parent Teacher Community (PTC) is also a great way to help the school, by volunteering in the classroom or at school community events.
The Glen is a school for children, but more importantly it is a community. We have all come to The Glen, as families and faculty, because we believe in the benefits of Montessori education and value the partnership between home and school to provide the best nurturing support of children.
Ours is important work. As Dr. Montessori said, “Times have changed, and science has made great progress, and so has our work; but our principles have only been confirmed, and along with them our conviction that mankind can hope for a solution to its problems, among which the most urgent are those of peace and unity, only by turning its attention and energies to the discovery of the child and to the development of the great potentialities of the human personality in the course of its formation.”
It is wonderful to be surrounded by a community of families, faculty and our Board of Directors that is as passionate about the mission Dr. Montessori has set for us and the commitment to the lives of children that have brought each of us to The Glen. And that is why through our work together, our children will continue to receive an extraordinary Montessori education in a school which truly values them.
Head of School