For the culinary novice or aficionado, Glebe Montessori School’s cooking classes delight everyone’s gastronomic senses!  Under the imaginative direction of Chef Scott Adams, owner of The French Baker in The Glebe and master chef at Benny Bistro’s in the Byward Market, students ages 6 to 12 have a grand time creating delicious chefs-d’œuvre and gain culinary expertise for a lifetime!

chef scotChef Scott shares his passion for artisanal cooking, sourcing seasonal foods from local growers and distributors. Students learn to whip up delectable dishes that are easy to prepare at home and establish healthy eating habits. Chef Scott not only teaches the art and ergonomics of cooking, but also chemistry! He transforms GMS’s kitchen into a science lab and invites our gastroscientists to experiment with ingredients, combinations, flavours and recipes.

Cooking is all about chemical reactions, and science is key to figuring out why we have failures and successes in the kitchen! It’s also no surprise that our students develop a taste for eclectic foods with irresistible recipes such as mango-cilantro guacamole, gnocchi and chocolate éclairs with crème chantilly! Chef Scott and his junior chefs experience a wonderful sense of camaraderie in our kitchen, welcoming new challenges, delegating tasks and expanding their culinary skills.

Register your child now for Chef Scott’s unique cooking classes, offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays at GMS, 650 Lyon St. South. Pick up service by GMS staff is available for students from Mutchmor, First Avenue and Corpus Christi schools. Please contact GMS reception at 613.237.3824 for more information.


The wonderful performers of Opera Lyra made their annual visit to GMS this month, inspiring our students with the power and beauty of opera!

Senior elementary students participated in Opera Lyra’s lively production of The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous operetta. The seniors spent two months practicing three arias from the production and our student audience was dazzled and delighted by the awesome production!

Congratulations everyone!

by Dijana Bate

Thousands of Canadian students struggle every year with mathematics, which means we are losing a generation of potential mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. In the 2012 Economist/Pearson Learning Curve survey of elementary students’ cognitive skills in math and science, Canada ranked 10th among 39 OECD countries.


Spring is finally here and GMS is bustling with activity!

The Senior Elementary class went to the Montreal area on Wednesday for a two-day adventure at the Space Camp in Laval. This sts-097-kidstation-eva-cartoon overnight adventure offered the seniors a unique educational experience designed to stimulate students’ interest in space science and complement their studies on science in general.

Meanwhile, the  junior elementary students exhibited their innovative projects at their annual Academic Fair, June 7, 3-4pm. Their parents, siblings and students visited the exhibits.

Usborne Book Fair

The Book Fair on May 24 had many wonderful books on display! Proceeds went toward purchasing books for the GMS library.

GMS End-of-Year picnic

picnic-basket-cartoonA special lunch prepared by Chef Scott gave us an opportunity to socialize with other families on June 20. GMS’s Charity Team (third year junior elementary and all senior elementary students) organized various activities for the day.



Ottawa couturier Richard Robinson was a star attraction at the recent Glebe Montessori School “Festival français.” The renowned Ottawa fashion designer spoke to GMS senior elementary students, who were fascinated by Richard’s narrative on the art of haute couture, the evolution of fashion through the ages and his own design philosophy. Inspired, senior students staged their own “défilé de mode” and created designer T-shirts, personalized with


 La Certosa Madeleine by Madeleine Klebanoff-O’Brien

Art pieces created by students of Glebe Montessori School were exhibited in an extraordinary setting this summer. The 2012 International Arts Festival held in Capri, Italy,   featured an eclectic mix of jazz, literature, classical music, film, archeology and art works by GMS students in Grades 4-6. ( The site of the festival is the stunning Certosa di San Giacomo, a 14th century