Inspired by a fundamental desire and responsibility to help others, particularly students, Lizzy Schwartz presently works with 4th graders in Washington D.C. She will soon escalate that work in applying to law school to specialize in education policy, with the hopes of offering all children schooling experiences similar to what Gladwyne Montessori offered her!
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.
Learning "in an atmosphere that promotes self-discovery and growth was crucial" to Julia Richards' development. Gladwyne Montessori alumna, Middlebury College senior, academic standout, and collegiate athlete, Julia ambitiously fills her time and looks forward to returning to the area upon graduation with a job already lined up!
Alumnus Ramesh Shrestha's nontraditional year after high school provided him with countless opportunities for exploration and personal growth. Twelve years of engaging experiences, influential teachers, and independence-driven instruction at Gladwyne Montessori guided Ramesh to not just take that gap year but also equipped him with the necessary attitude in finding the right tools to achieve success academically.
John Felicetti, currently working in New York City's world of high-end residential development, found his way to Gladwyne Montessori because of his parents' belief that "community and school shape a young person’s life." Teachers' inspiration and a profound connection to the work and philosophy shaped John then and have continued to resurface ever since.
With a career that spreads vastly over the field of law, Stephanie Rigterink Siko began her schooling at Gladwyne Montessori; now, each of her four children have attended or currently attend our school. Stephanie reminisces about the school's curricular emphasis on order and decision-making, skills she witnesses in her own children today.