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Gladwyne Montessori Establishes Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Retiring Teacher

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 8:15 AM CDT, Fri, May 11,2018

Gladwyne, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/11/2018 -- This spring, Gladwyne Montessori established an endowed scholarship fund in honor of retiring teacher Maggie Brown Dougherty. Maggie served as a teacher in Gladwyne Montessori's primary program for 38 years.

A generous past parent anonymously offered a $10,000 gift toward establishing this endowed scholarship in Maggie's honor. Members of the Gladwyne Montessori community responded to this challenge, generating an additional $10,300 in contributions for this scholarship fund. This fund will allow many future students to benefit from a Montessori education.

Gladwyne Montessori is an independent Montessori school located along Philadelphia's Main Line. For over 50 years, they have offered a nurturing environment that guides children to become lifelong learners and positive contributors to their community. This American Montessori Society accredited school provides programs for two to twelve-year-olds that help them to develop into confident, curious, and academically superior students.

The Montessori philosophy focuses on participatory learning, intrinsic motivation, and the process of learning— not just coming up with the right answer on a test. This curriculum combines the time-tested methods of Dr. Maria Montessori with modern research on childhood education. In addition to Montessori classrooms that value independence and exploration, Gladwyne Montessori offers several special programs and extracurriculars such as Spanish, music, track, and robotics.

To contribute to the Maggie Brown Dougherty Endowed Scholarship, visit or mail a check (payable to Gladwyne Montessori) to 920 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035. To make a multi-year commitment, contact Molly Robbins, Director of Institutional Advancement, by emailing or calling 610-649-1761 ext. 104.

About Gladwyne Montessori
Gladwyne Montessori is the only American Montessori Society-accredited independent Montessori school that services both toddlers and adolescents along Philadelphia's Main Line. Since 1962, Gladwyne Montessori has provided children with an education guided by the time-tested and visionary insights of Dr. Maria Montessori and the ever-evolving world of contemporary research. Their vibrant and academically-stimulating programs develop curious and confident students who are well-prepared to serve as responsible citizens of the greater community. To learn more about Gladwyne Montessori, visit

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