The Glen Montessori School is a not-for-profit, child-centered, parent-inclusive Montessori school, located in the suburbs north of Pittsburgh.
The Montessori method is an educational method for children, based on theories of child development originated by Italian educator Maria Montessori (1870-1952) in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is applied primarily in preschool and elementary school settings, though some Montessori high schools exist.
The method is characterized by an emphasis on self-directed activity on the part of the child and clinical observation on the part of the teacher (often called a "director", "directress", or "guide"). It stresses the importance of adapting the child's learning environment to his developmental level, and of the role of physical activity in absorbing academic concepts and practical skills.
Founded in 1986, the Glen Montessori School is located facility in an office building called Emsworth Commons that has three large classrooms and office space to support The Glenís growth. There is a beautiful outdoor play area for the children to enjoy, as well as an enclosed park to support school functions, which is located adjacent to the building.
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Free, on-site parking is available.