Making childhood a journey, not a race
We’re proud of our campus, our school, and our teachers. With almost two full acres of campus in residential Oakland, we have plenty of open spaces and green grass for running and playing. We have planted fruit trees, indigenous plants, vegetables and flower beds, to attract butterflies, bees and other insects. We raise bees that make us honey. Children learn to harvest fruits and vegetables and to cook and share food with family and friends.
The “GLM village” is a place where children can learn and grow, all while developing strong, loving and respectful relationships with their peers and school adults. This is “personalized education” at its best, fostering resilience, creativity, collaboration and a love of life-time learning. Come and see for yourself, what we mean when we say: we are “helping to make childhood a journey, not a race.”
The CARDS of GLM…
Community: We build relationships and trust by showing up with respect, empathy, and care for one another and our natural world.
Awareness: We aim to minimize the harmful effects of our blind spots, bias, and privilege while maximizing collaborative and liberatory partnerships so everyone can flourish in our environment.
Responsiveness: We can do hard things with quality and grace using our enduring love and commitment to our community to solve challenges that arise.
Diversity: We are the students, families, and staff of GLM with a wide range of intersecting identities, perspectives, experiences, and financial status.
Sustainability: We are committed to reducing our environmental impact by paying special attention to energy use and nutrition through environmental education and our campus’ permaculture, working to ensure we can deliver education for generations to come.
Our Montessori community is comprised of students, their families, and our dedicated professional staff who reflect the backgrounds of our students. Across race, ethnicity, gender identity/ expression, sexual orientation, language, ability, immigration status, family structure, economic status, political views, and faith, we all deserve to belong. We seek to provide a diverse educational experience for students and a diverse professional environment for staff.
A co-created sense of deep belonging by all people in the GLM community (students, staff, parents/families) where each is engaged and can truly show up as their authentic selves.
We bring, discover and honor our whole selves in this intersectional work.