Gladwyne Montessori

The Makerspace: Gladwyne Montessori's Individualized Learning Room


Gladwyne, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/27/2018 -- Students attending Gladwyne Montessori, a Montessori school near Wayne, PA, direct their own learning, expand on curriculum, and foster a sense of creativity by completing activities in the school's makerspace, whose location serves to facilitate constructing, learning, exploring, and sharing while building upon a child's innate strengths, unique skills, and ability to think creatively.

In Gladwyne Montessori's makerspace, an extension of the classroom environment, students are inspired to conceptualize ideas differently through individualized exploration in art, engineering, entrepreneurship, and problem-solving, instead of functioning within a traditional learning system that was designed to cater to standardized testing and collective, non-individualistic thought. Instead, students

Exploring these disciplines with a range of tools, materials, resources, and programs, learners are never given a checklist or told when a project comes to fruition. Instead, they explore on their own, developing problem-solving skills, ideas and philosophies that are individual to their experience and understanding of the task at hand. This format, or lack thereof, pushes students' boundaries; it challenges them to develop solutions, fostering gainful habits for success.

The focus of Gladwyne Montessori's makerspace is the process of exploring. Rather than focusing on the end-product, concentrating on the steps it takes to realize a task—and accomplish a goal—gives students the opportunity to understand its production as a function of smaller tasks or actions.

To learn more about Gladwyne Montessori's private elementary school near Wayne, PA or the Montessori method, visit them online at For more in-depth information about their programs or their makerspace, fill out a contact form, and one of their educators will respond with the requested information.

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. Its 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