Montclair, NJ – Glenfield Middle School is 125 years old and on Sunday, June 12th, the School will host its 125th Anniversary Celebration. Alumni, staff, students and the community are invited to partake in the day’s activities which include the Art Walk showcasing the work of Glenfield’s many student visual artists, student performances plus, STEM and art activities for the whole family. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience the school’s hidden gem, the Glenfield Planetarium!
The event will begin at 1pm with a special ribbon-cutting on the front steps of this Montclair institution. Then the celebration continues with a walk through Glenfield’s storied history lead by Mr. Daniel Gill who has taught at the school since 1977, and a roundtable discussion on how Glenfield became integrated.
The day will conclude with a dance party and all class photo. After the festivities conclude at 4:30pm, the Montclair Brewery will host an after party which begins at 6pm.
Opening its doors in 1896, Glenfield Middle School has been a pillar of Montclair’s South End for generations. Glenfield was the welcoming school for families of immigrants coming in from abroad as well as African Americans entering from the South. Central to the town’s desegregation fight, Glenfield became the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet, offering a wide variety of electives in dance, art, music, and acting.