The Prepared Environment

The Prepared Environment

  The beginning of the school year is full of fresh starts and promise. Each year as we prepare for the arrival of students the teachers spend hours and hours thoughtfully choosing every item that becomes part of the students’ classroom. They intentionally consider...
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at The Glen Montessori School! I would like to introduce myself, my name is Jackie Herrmann and I serve as the Head of School at The Glen. I am an Elementary Montessorian turned Administrator. This is my tenth year at The Glen and...
Montessori and The Spiral Curriculum

Montessori and The Spiral Curriculum

Montessori and The Spiral Curriculum In a Spiral curriculum, students revisit the same topics throughout their education. Learners benefit from a spiral curriculum because each repetition reinforces previous learning and builds complexity. As complexity builds so too...
Planes of Development

Planes of Development

“Our method has been based on the fact that we have been guided by the manifestations of children at different phases of growth. Each of these may be considered a level or a plane. On each different level of life there are different manifestations…The characteristics...

Different Environments, Different Behaviors

Different Environments, Different Behaviors Observing children in the Montessori Environment is an enlightening experience. Teachers and Parents alike reflect on the mysteries of children’s behaviors and choices. We often hear both parents and teachers marvel at how...
Behind the Scenes at The Glen

Behind the Scenes at The Glen

Every August The Glen holds a week long in-service for its faculty and staff to prepare for the new school year. Training sessions take place on topics such as curriculum, fire and disaster preparedness, first aid and CPR, and Montessori philosophy. Here is a sneak...

“Education is the best weapon for peace.”- Dr. Maria Montessori The following is a list of websites and support materials for peace education from the American Montessori Society. Now, more than ever, Dr. Montessori’s curriculum focusing on peace...

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

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...