One part health scientist, another part writer, alumni Peter Doshi regards Gladwyne Montessori's authentic, qualitative approach to learning, mixed-age classrooms, and teachers—or "stewards of learning"—as paramount to his development. He states, "My Montessori education left me with initiative and independence, nurtured through the kind encouragement of my teachers."
Curious about what the future might hold for your child? Get to know some of our alumni to learn more about the impact of a Gladwyne Montessori education.
Optimizing the entire Gladwyne Montessori journey, Sean Savett began as a toddler and remained all the way through 6th grade. Presently working as Senator Duckworth's Press Secretary, Sean reflects on learning skills at Gladwyne Montessori, such as writing, where he received the direction yet also the freedom to develop as a student. He now uses communication to politically reach others, saying "if you can't explain something effectively, people won't support [change]."
A young leader of two teams in her professional life, Jaslyn McIntosh views the teachers of Gladwyne Montessori, specifically the trust they promoted, as large contributors to her present success. Paving her own way and incorporating passions into her work as a student here allowed Jaslyn to discover an empowerment that continues to serve her well beyond her years at Gladwyne Montessori.
Blending culinary with sculpture, Krista Ruane—food stylist, photographer, producer, and writer—uniquely channels her love of food and art to develop food media content. She reflects on her time at Gladwyne Montessori as "completely visceral" and credits the school with "igniting that connectivity between touch and understanding," a large part of her professional work.
An alumnus who started Delaware's first full orchestra in a public school, Domenic Pisano reflects on his Gladwyne Montessori experience as a wonderful beginning to his schooling journey. Coming from a family who places great value on education, Domenic currently reaches students through an extensive music program he has been developing for the past 15 years.