Biography of Mrs. Esther R. Taylor
Alameda County, CA Biographies





MRS. ESTHER REYNOLDS TAYLOR
The Glen Taylor School, at Alameda, has long been recognized as one of the distinctive educational institutions of central California, and through its founder and principal, Esther Reynolds Taylor, has rendered invaluable service to her state. Its twenty five years of history has been a record of earnest, able and well directed effort, affording the highest type of training in the development of body, mind and character, and because of her outstanding success Mrs. Taylor holds an enviable place in the ranks of the successful educators of the state.

Taylor is a native of Illinois, in which state she was reared and educated, attending Rockford College and La Salle University. In 1886 she came to Oakland, California, and in 1902 established the Glen Taylor School, of which she has been the head continuously since. This well known school is for boys and girls and the course of study embraces the grades from pre primary to and including the second year of high school. First established as a kindergarten, its education] program was enlarged two years later and through the subsequent years it has enjoyed a well merited popularity, two generations of some families having attended here. The instruction includes music, French, dancing, physical training, swimming, rowing and other desirable subjects, the predominating aim of the school being the development of its students into well rounded young men and women, mentally and physically. The classes are small, so that each pupil receives individual instruction during the formative period of life. The delightful situation of the school on the bay shore, with beautiful natural surroundings; its splendid equipment and a strong and well selected faculty, all combine to afford unusually favorable opportunity for the proper education of those so fortunate as to be admitted to this school. The school maintains a summer lodge on Lake Orindor and a scout master looks after the boys during their outing periods. Mrs. Taylor has devoted herself closely to the school, in the successful record of which she takes a justifiable pride, and her life work has received recognition throughout the community. She is president of the Alameda Business and Professional Women's Club and commands the respect and admiration of all who know her.

From:
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928


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