The Greensboro Montessori School Alumni
Our graduates are beloved members of the Greensboro Montessori School community. Sometimes they return to volunteer and often they come back to visit with their teachers, or to talk about their Montessori experiences at our Open Houses and other curriculum events for parents. They always remember the community that nurtured them, and are willing to talk about how those early experiences shaped the people they have become.
Several resources are available for those who want to know more about GMS alumni:
- Our Portrait of a Graduate describes the common characteristics you'll see in the typical alumnus or alumna. (see GMS Portrait of a Graduation image)
- 66% of GMS alumni attending Guilford County Public Schools are honor roll students.
- The Class of 2012 had a 100% college acceptance rate.
- We feature regular updates about our alumni in the GMS Weekly Newsletter (link to newsletter archive)
- We also collect alumni stories describing the adult life and experiences of former students.
Alumni: Stay Connected or Get Involved
- Join us on Facebook
- Send in news to share for a school newsletter
- Keep up with old friends around the world.
- Volunteer for an event or in a classroom with students
Help Us Find Lost Alums
Since GMS alumni can be found all over the world, we rely on both traditional post service and email to keep in contact. If you have an email address or a way to help us re-establish a GMS connection, please take a moment to email Director of Communications, Andi Bogan.
Quotes from recent GMS alumni
"GMS really helped me develop my skills as a leader."
Maggie Dunn, GMS class of 2011, Grimsley High School - IB Diploma, Sophomore at Colgate University
"GMS really prepared me for active learning and not just rote memorization. For instance, GMS helped us to learn the difference between spouting out facts about the American Revolution and really understanding what was going on in that time period and why it is important to know and, even if I'm not going to be a history teacher, why it's important to my life."
Bridget Lavender, GMS class of 2010, Weaver Academy Valedictorian, Junior at Davidson College
"Through Middle School at GMS, I got to play at lot of sports, and that was great. I learned through that experience that I shouldn't underestimate my abilities, and that I shouldn't not try something."
Elizabeth Weathersby, GMS class of 2011, Valedictorian at Weaver Academy, Sophomore at University of Mississippi
Elizabeth is one of three valedictorians at Weaver Academy, who are GMS alumni.
"Like Montessori, the IB program at Grimsley focuses less on the individualistic view of the student and more on creating a global view for each student. You know that you really have to work TOGETHER in order to achieve something. It's less about "I did it" and more about "We did it."
Melisa Yuce, GMS class of 2011, Grimsley High School - IB Diploma, Sophomore at Wake Forest University
"Going to Montessori you learn what it takes to keep up with your work and do it ahead of time and the importance of being diligent."
Aubrey King, GMS class of 2012, Early College at Guilford graduate, Freshman at Washington University
GMS graduates have continued their educations at the following high schools where they are praised as confident, intelligent and independent thinkers who are self-motivated, compassionate and highly respectful of others.