About the Glen

“We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit.”

Dr. Maria Montessori


In classrooms at The Glen you see children of different ages working at their own pace with materials they have chosen. The teachers blend in to the buzz of quiet activity as they take time to assess the children through regular observation. Teachers also make time to present new lessons to children who demonstrate readiness and spend one-on-one time supporting children who need a hand. The teacher’s aim is to encourage hands-on, self-directed learning and that accommodates individual mastery and small group collaboration within the classroom community.