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"No matter what we touch, an atom, or a cell, we cannot explain it without knowledge of the wide universe." 
- Maria Montessori, 1948, To Educate the Human Potential

 

The Elementary students present their space projects in these photos from 2000 - 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Stay warm out there and have a terrific Wednesday!


 

     January of 2000 saw the beginning of the beginning for our current location on Soldiers Home Road. The architects at Schwarz Associates in Lafayette began designing our new space. This is the architect's rendering of the exterior of both buildings. 

 

The photos below were taken over a year later in October, 2001.

 

Here is the current head-on view from 2013.

   

 

Thanks to non-acrophobic parent and board member Mary Mckay for taking those aerial photos in 2001. Parenting is not for the faint of heart.

 

Happy Wednesday! Thanks for reading. 

 

 

 

 

..and this was its steeple.

 

 
 Don Harvey and Tony Harvey ready the steeple for removal. 

When we remodeled the former Calvary Baptist Church in 2000-2001 to become our Montessori school, we had to replace a few fixtures. The steeple was detached from the roof and lowered by crane to the parking lot below.

  

 

    What do you do with a second-hand steeple? We gave it to a church down the road. 


     The demolition crew also removed the fiberglas baptistry by cutting it into pieces. All of the beautiful wood pews were sold. You can see one being used today in the school office. The colored windows were eventually replaced with clear glass. 


     This is what Building B looks like today. 

Have a great Wednesday!