A former Montessori student, Nathaniel Leonard is now an Associate Professor of English Literature at Westminster College in Missouri. He credits Gladwyne Montessori as laying the foundation for his love of education. After being nurtured and supported by his former teachers, he learned to learn for himself, to really dig into what he found exciting, and to see people as people.
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.
Emma Scornavacchi spent her early years at Gladwyne Montessori, from the time she was 2 years-old all the way through third grade. She credits her time at Gladwyne Montessori with laying the foundation for many of the professional and personal strengths she boasts today.
Near or far, Elise is determined to always stay connected to Gladwyne Montessori. “Whether it’s through playing music at Spring Fling, being an active alum or maybe even a parent one day,” she explains. “The friendships I made [at Gladwyne Montessori] taught me the concept of compassion, understanding and perspective—which is something we could all use these days!”
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!
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!