Our Philosophy

GMS embraces the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and the belief that her method of education not only aids the child during early development, but also throughout life.

Each child’s development is nurtured in a safe, supportive, culturally diverse environment at GMS. We encourage children to use their inquisitiveness to educate themselves and to reach their full potential under the guidance of our dedicated Montessori-trained teachers. More

School Programs

Glebe Montessori School offers Full-Day and Extended-Day programs for children ages 18 months to 12 years old:

  • Toddler Program (Ages 18 to 36 Months)
  • Preschool (Ages 3 to 6)
  • Elementary (Grades 1 to 6)
  • Mediated Learning Program (Grades 1 to 6)
  • After-School Enrichment (Grades 1 to 6)
  • Suzuki Music Program (Ages 3-12)
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What Is Montessori?

Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy’s first female physician, created a revolution in childhood education with her Montessori Method. A basic Montessori tenet is that a child learns best in an environment that supports the individual and offers appropriate materials and guidance for each stage of development. Advocating the “whole child approach,” Dr. Montessori’s goal was to provide a program in which the child flourishes intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

The following principles define …More