Mission / History


Our Mission

The Glen Montessori School is dedicated to providing an enriching Montessori educational environment where all children are encouraged to grow to their fullest potential.

History of the School

In 1986, six mothers who shared a vision for creating a Montessori School in the Sewickley Valley formed The Glen Montessori School. They knew the power of the Montessori methods for teaching children and they wanted that for their own children as well as the community at large. In addition, they recognized the power of combining direct parent involvement and guidance with an educational philosophy that encouraged independence and development at a child’s own pace. In the Fall of 1986, the school welcomed its first class of 15 students. A second classroom was added the following year taking enrollment to 48 students.

In 2001, The Glen relocated to a larger facility in Emsworth that had large classrooms and office space to support The Glen’s growth. There was a beautiful outdoor play area for the children to enjoy, as well as a nearby park to support school functions.

Then in 2012, The Glen purchased its own building.  What was previously Perrysville Elementary has become the new home of The Glen Montessori School.  This new facility is larger and has many additional amenities such as a gymnasium, art room, and cafeteria.

In May 2013, The Glen celebrated its first Sixth Grade Graduates.

Today, The Glen is a school community for more than 200 children, from eight weeks old through sixth grade, and their families.