The Glen Montessori School

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The Glen Montessori School Photo #1 - The Glen Montessori School is dedicated to providing an enriching Montessori education where all children thrive.
The Glen Montessori School is a not-for-profit, child-centered, parent-inclusive Montessori school, located in the North Borough's of Pittsburgh.
It encourages self-directed learning by providing a stimulating environment where teachers respond to children's interests using Montessori methods.
The Glen respects children's differences and encourages them to make choices, thereby becoming increasingly self-directed in their learning.
As a Montessori school, The Glen operates on the principle of freedom within limits, reflecting a core Montessori belief: respect for each other and for the environment.
At The Glen, as at any Montessori school, you would see multi-aged children in a multi-graded classroom, working at their own pace with materials they have chosen, either alone or with others.
The directress relies on her observations of the children to determine which new activities and materials she should introduce to an individual child or to a small or large group.
Her aim is to encourage active, self-directed learning and to strike a balance of individual mastery with small group collaboration within the whole group community.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$190
Summer Program Cost NotesWeekly cost varies by schedule: 3 day, 5 day, half day, regular and full day available.

Student Body

Total Students225 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
76%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Glen Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
17%
Average Class Size16 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,874
Tuition NotesVaries by program and schedule: 5,852-10,891
Admissions DirectorJessica Rumbaugh

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Cooking Club, Drama Club, Mad Science, STEM and STEAM club

Arts and Music Programs:
Private Music Lessons, Weekly Art Program, Weekly Music Class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Happy Feet Soccer, Weekly Gym

School Notes

  • 79% of our lead teachers infant/toddler - upper elemtantary are Montessori Certified (AMS)
  • 100% of our lead teachers in our Children's house program are Montessori Certified.
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The Glen provides nurturing environment for each child to excell. I have sent three children to The Glen from Children's house through the upper elementary class. I know that this is the best investment that I can make in my child's future.
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