2019-20 Capital Campaign
After an extensive renovation project, The Montessori School’s new elementary campus is officially open to students and families with the beginning of the 2019-20 school year. We are beyond excited to welcome new and returning students into the new building, and for the enhanced educational opportunities the space will provide. The highlights of the new campus include a fully equipped outdoor classroom, a pond for ecological research, and a dedicated library. We are also thrilled with the increased opportunity this amazing location allows for community partnerships, particularly with the Crosstown Parkway Apartments senior living community.
With the opening of our elementary campus, room has been made at our Kalamazoo primary campus for a brand new, year-round preschool and kindergarten program, also beginning with the 2019-20 school year. We are happy to be able to extend enrollment in our primary program, providing the opportunity for an authentic Montessori education to more families in the Kalamazoo area.
The land adjoining the two campuses has been generously donated to The Montessori School by Crosstown Parkway Apartments. We are continuing to make improvements to the grounds on both properties as well as the land between the properties to give the feel of one, unified campus. The land donated by Crosstown Parkway Partnership will, in the future, house a greenhouse to be utilized for science lessons by both elementary and primary students. The construction of the greenhouse is one of the ongoing improvement and enhancement projects we are still collecting donations for.
Additional projects that will be happening over the next few years include the installation of a stove and hood to provide the elementary students with a fully functional kitchen directly in their classroom, and a paved path connecting the primary and elementary buildings. Funds will continue to be raised to facilitate the completion of these projects and we kindly ask for your support.
Many of our staff, current families, board members, and alumni have dreamt about these possibilities for years; it is wonderful to watch our ideas transform into reality! Click the link below to find out how you can help! We will keep you updated as progress is made and opportunities to support these projects arise.