Author: Angela Tewalt

A Q&A with Alex Gilman of ATI

The Academy of Thought and Industry is our network of high schools in Austin, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Manhattan. Bobby George, Director of Content at Higher Ground Education, recently sat down with Alex Gilman, the humanities guide for ATI’s San Francisco campus. Meet Alex Gilman.  Can you introduce yourself? My name is Alex Gilman. I’m a… Read more »

A Q&A with Matt Bateman

The Academy of Thought and Industry is our network of high schools, with locations in Austin, San Francisco, Manhattan, and St. Louis. Bobby George, Director of Content at Higher Ground Education, sat down recently with Matt Bateman, our Vice President of Content at Higher Ground, who also works with the leadership team at the Academy… Read more »

A Q&A with the founder of Academy of Thought and Industry

The Academy of Thought and Industry is our network of high schools, with locations in Austin, San Francisco, Manhattan, and St. Louis. Bobby George, Director of Content at Higher Ground Education, sat down recently with the founder of ATI, who serves today as the Director of High School Development and Senior Pedagogical Advisor for Higher… Read more »

A Q&A with the Head of School at ATI in Austin

What are students learning at the Academy of Thought and Industry, our network of teenage learning communities? How are students growing? What matters most there? Bobby George, Director of Content at Higher Ground Education, recently sat down with EvaClaire Wright, the Head of School at ATI’s campus in Austin, Texas, to answer some of these… Read more »

Higher Ground Education acquires LePort Montessori Schools in Northern Virginia

Fairfax, VA (June 10, 2019) — Higher Ground Education Inc. has acquired six of LePort Montessori’s schools in Northern Virginia, a network comprising over 500 students and 150 educators.  This acquisition makes Higher Ground’s own school network the largest dedicated Montessori network in the United States. With this acquisition, Higher Ground now has 28 school locations across… Read more »

Meet Yuwei He: A passion to help others sustains the work

Yuwei He has always wanted to be a helper. This summer, she will celebrate her one-year anniversary at Higher Ground Education, working closely alongside CEO Ray Girn as new schools continue to open across the world and as Montessori continues to grow. She’s there for all of it, helping to talk through ideas, advocating for… Read more »

Elan Walshe

Mr. Walshe earned his bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Construction Management in 1997, and later, his M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He joined the founding team of Higher Groun Education with nearly two decades of experience in commercial construction and development, with projects ranging… Read more »

Introducing our company values

The team at Higher Ground Education recently celebrated our organization’s three-year anniversary. As part of the occasion, we reflected on our mission, which is to modernize and mainstream the Montessori movement, and we talked intimately about the importance of trust, transparency, autonomy, and respect for the work and those around us. These values are placed… Read more »

Meet Monna Istranyi: From education to corporate and back again

Monna Istranyi has always been drawn to education. Today, she runs both marketing and admissions for Polis Montessori World School, but her thoughtful journey to get here included an extensive corporate career first — experiences that only validated what she’s always known: She loves school more. Monna grew up in Shanghai but was eager to… Read more »