For nearly 50 years, children attending Glendale Montessori School in Glendale, California have built a strong foundation for life-long learning.
Glendale Montessori School was founded in June 1971 by Arnolda C. Utrecht, a well-known and passionate Montessori advocate.
Prior to being transformed into Glendale Montessori, the original building on the school’s property was a theatre. In the beginning, the school only offered an early education program. After finding success, Mrs. Utrecht expanded the school to serve students through the second grade.
Mrs. Utrecht discovered that once families experienced Glendale Montessori, they wanted their children to remain at the school. Following years of requests, the school grew again to serve children through the sixth grade.
Over the years, Mrs. Utrecht has grown an impressive and committed team of educators. The school now includes five classroom buildings, a courtyard, and a sizeable shaded play yard.
In 2017, Mrs. Utrecht stepped down from her role as the school’s Director and named Andrea Ventura as her successor. Similar to Mrs. Utrecht, Andrea has a long history with the school. She attended Glendale Montessori as a child and came back to serve as a teacher. Prior to being named Director, Andrea was Vice Principal of the school.