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School History

The forebear of Midland Montessori School was established in 1987 by Laura Morrow when she began teaching five preschool students two days a week in a rented Sunday school classroom at Grace Presbyterian Church. The next year, the small preschool moved to a permanent location, a small house on Andrews Highway, which was converted into a child-centered Montessori environment for preschoolers.

The school remained at the Andrews Highway location until 1998 when a new building was constructed at the current Austin Street location. At this time, the school became a non-profit corporation, Midland Montessori House, Inc., and added a first grade. Movement to the new building also allowed upper elementary (4th - 6th grade) classes to be established at the Andrews Highway location. In 2000, a second building was completed on the Austin Street campus to accommodate the growing elementary school population. At this time, all classes were moved to the current Austin Street location and the children's house on Andrews Highway was donated for use by a church. A third building, The Morrow Children's House was built in 2009 to accomodate art, music, physical education, theater/drama and various school community functions.

The name of the corporation was changed to Midland Montessori School in 2002 in order to better emphasize the evolution to a full elementary school. Currently, Midland Montessori School offers preschool, kindergarten, and elementary (1st – 6th grade) classes.

In 2009 "The Morrow Children's House" was dedicated. This spacious facility now hosts our Upper Elementary classrooms and our beautiful art space. Midland Montessori School has approximately 163 students enrolled and boasts a low student/teacher ratio.