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Gladwyne Montessori

Gladwyne Montessori

Type: Day
Gender: Coed
920 Youngsford Road
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

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Gladwyne Montessori is an independent Montessori school, nestled along Philadelphia’s Main Line. Since 1962, our students have excelled in area high schools and gone on to succeed at top colleges and universities across the country. A Gladwyne Montessori education combines the time-tested and visionary insights of Dr. Maria Montessori with the ever-evolving world of advanced technology and modern research. The result is a confident, curious, and academically superior student prepared to compete in the 21st Century economy.

Awards or Certifications:

American Montessori Society Certification

Accredited by the PA Association of Independent Schools

Head of School, Carrie Kries, was appointed to the PA Association of Independent School's Board of Directors and Commission on Accreditation in 2020.

Chief Financial Officer, Michael Dyson, was the recipient of the 2020 NBOA Will Hancock Unsung Hero Award by the National Business Officers Association (NBOA).

Primary Teacher, Matthew Sullivan, was named Teacher of the Year by the PA affiliate of the Council on American Private Education in 2019.

Primary Teacher, Emily Bittner, was accepted into the American Montessori Society's Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program in 2018.

Primary Teacher, Rebecca Dewey, was named Teacher of the Year by the PA affiliate of the Council on American Private Education in 2017.

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Our education process is based on the understanding that learning is predicated upon the basic human urge to explore. Many of the skills identified as being essential for success today, such as initiative, self-direction, creativity, innovation, and social responsibility have always been prominent focuses of the Montessori philosophy and are what we strive to help develop in all Gladwyne Montessori students. Our vision is to be the best foundation for a lifetime of learning.

What is your mission statement?

Through an authentic delivery of Maria Montessori's researched-based curriculum, Gladwyne Montessori provides an individualized learning experience that cultivates depth of knowledge and the values required to be actively engaged global citizens. Our values—individuality, curiosity, responsibility, flexibility, connection, acceptance, and joy—are embedded deeply throughout our curriculum. We strive to instill these values within each member of our learning community.




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